ATI FirePro V8700 Workstation Graphics Card - HotHardware
ATI FirePro V8700 Workstation Graphics Card

ATI FirePro V8700 Workstation Graphics Card

ATI has spent much of the last decade producing the FireGL line of high-end workstation graphics cards, regularly challenging and often times besting competing products from Nvidia's Quadro lineup. ATI's last generation of FireGL products, which we covered heavily, were excellent all around performers. Certainly not perfect, but definitely solid improvements over the generation of FireGL cards which preceded it. Now in late 2008, we're seeing ATI / AMD's first moves to eventually kill off the long-known FireGL brand. Its replacement? The ATI FirePro.

ATI has yet to introduce top to bottom FirePro-class products to replace the FireGL, but it's delivered the first four cards of many to come in the future. ATI has released four new workstation cards under the FirePro moniker. On the low-end you have the FirePro V3700 followed by the mid-range V3750 and V5700 models, and finally the new high-end model which we'll be looking at today, the RV770-based FirePro V8700. Come on by the site and check it out...

ATI FirePro V8700 Workstation Graphics Card
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Wow! That thing is really really impressive! Especially at that price point. I'm gunna do everything I can to get my company to get me one of those. It wont happen, though...

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Those are impressive Crysis numbers.  What setting is that game at though?  All medium?

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Whats the difference between FirePro and normal ATI GFX Cards?

 

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tanka12345:

Whats the difference between FirePro and normal ATI GFX Cards?

 

The Firepro is a workstation gpu for graphics artists, and provide better performance for CAD and like programs.

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THE NEW FIREPRO CARDS HAVE HALF THE MEMORY BUS WIDTH OF THE LAST FIREGL CARDS...  DID THE REVIEWER OR ANYONE NOTICE THIS AT ALL?

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