AMD FirePro V7900 and V5900 Professional Graphics

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Performance Summary:  With all of the results now in, let's analyze the numbers and see what they tell us. First up, the AMD FirePro V7900 had a great showing overall throughout all of our benchmarks. It performed better than the FirePro V7800 in most of our tests, and even trumped the high-end FirePro V8800 in a few. That's especially impressive considering the V8800 is technically a more powerful card and costs about $1200. Without a doubt, the AMD FirePro V7900 delivered the goods--professional users should definitely take note. Not to be outdone, the V5900 also provided great results. Although its scores weren't as eye-opening, it consistently lead the FirePro V4800 and was able to catch the V7800 on more than one occasion.

Considered a high end model, the V7900 checks in at $999. In comparison, the V7800 was $799 at launch and can currently be found online for about $629. But as our testing shows, the new FirePro model is justifiably more expensive than its predecessor and offers significantly more performance. The AMD FirePro V5900 will launch at a retail price of $599 and replaces the V5800 as the premiere mid-range FirePro model. If you're shopping for a workstation-class card at or around this price point, the FirePro V5800 can be purchased for $379 at your favorite e-tailer.

 

In the past, we've said that the multiple monitor Eyefinity technology found throughout the latest FirePro line is one of its greatest strengths, and we believe that statement remains true today. If you're on the fence between a FirePro or Quadro, and multiple monitors is a concern, keep that in mind. AMD hits more price points than NVIDIA by offering consumers more models to choose from at competitive price points. There are no fewer than 16 current generation FirePro cards available on the market at this time. On the other hand, Quadro cards have shown their performance lead at the high end. But if you're looking for a low power, multiple monitor solution for your 3D animation and rendering workloads, definitely check out the new FirePro V7900 and V5900 cards from AMD.


AMD FirePro V7900

 

  • Excellent performance
  • Four monitor support
  • Runs cool and quiet
  • DisplyPort 1.2 support
 

  • Expensive
  • Uses more power than previous generation
 


AMD FirePro V5900

 
 

  • Good performance for the price
  • Low power use
  • Runs cool under load
  • DisplayPort 1.2 support
 
 

  • Idle temp is a bit high

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