ATI FirePro V8700 Workstation Graphics Card

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ATI FireGL V8600

  • ATI R600 Graphics Processor

  • 65nm Manufacturing Process

  • 688 MHz GPU Clock Speed

  • 320 Stream Processors

  • Shader Model 4.0 (DirectX 10) and OpenGL 2.1 Support

  • 1 GB of GDDR-4 Memory

  • 868 MHz GDDR-4 Clock Speed

  • 512-bit Memory Controller

  • 111 GB/s Memory Bandwidth

  • PCI Express x16 Connector

  • 1 x 8-pin. 1 x 6-pin Power Connectors

  • Dual Slot Copper Cooling System

  • Full Length Card (EATX Required)

  • 2 x Dual-Link DVI Outputs

  • Stereoscopic Output

  • Genlock/Framelock Compatible

  • Crossfire 2.0 Multi-GPU Connector

  • Supports Windows XP and Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Linux 32-bit and 64-bit, Solaris

  • MSRP : $1,899 USD


ATI FireGL V8650

  • ATI R600 Graphics Processor

  • 65nm Manufacturing Process

  • 688 MHz GPU Clock Speed

  • 320 Stream Processors

  • Shader Model 4.0 (DirectX 10) and OpenGL 2.1 Support

  • 2 GB of GDDR-4 Memory

  • 868 MHz GDDR-4 Clock Speed

  • 512-bit Memory Controller

  • 111 GB/s Memory Bandwidth

  • PCI Express x16 Connector

  • 1 x 8-pin. 1 x 6-pin Power Connectors

  • Dual Slot Copper Cooling System

  • Full Length Card (EATX Required)

  • 2 x Dual-Link DVI Outputs

  • Stereoscopic Output

  • Genlock/Framelock Compatible

  • Crossfire 2.0 Multi-GPU Connector

  • Supports Windows XP and Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Linux 32-bit and 64-bit, Solaris

  • MSRP : $2,799 USD


ATI FirePro V8700

  • ATI RV770 Graphics Processor

  • 55nm Manufacturing Process

  • 750 MHz GPU Clock Speed

  • 800 Stream Processors

  • Shader Model 4.1 (DirectX 10.1) and OpenGL 2.1 Support

  • 1 GB of GDDR-5 Memory

  • 850 MHz GDDR-5 Clock Speed

  • 256-bit Memory Controller

  • 108 GB/s Memory Bandwidth

  • PCI Express 2.0 x16 Connector

  • 2 x 6-pin Power Connectors

  • Dual Slot Copper Cooling System

  • Standard Length Card (EATX Not Required)

  • 2 x DisplayPort, 1 x DL-DVI Outputs

  • Stereoscopic Output

  • Genlock/Framelock Compatible

  • Crossfire 2.0 Multi-GPU Connector

  • Supports Windows XP and Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Linux 32-bit and 64-bit, Solaris

  • MSRP : $1,499 USD

When we compare the new ATI FirePro V8700 card to ATI's previous generation high-end cards, the FireGL V8600 and V8650, a couple of things immediately stand out. First off, the introductory price point is much lower for the new FirePro V8700 card, shipping at $1,499. In comparison, their last generation cards were shipping at $1,899 and $2,799, although to be fair, we should note that it's possible to get a V8600 card for about $1,100 now, whereas V8650 cards currently sell for about $2,000. We're still seeing a much more price sensitive high-end product from ATI though, which definitely makes sense in a tighter economy.

Despite the lower price point, the V8700 delivers much more raw processing power compared than its predecessors. ATI has more than doubled the amount of Stream processors / shader units, up to 800 from 320 of their prior generation. They've also upped the clock speed of the processors to 750 MHz, which is on par with Radeon 4870-class cards based on the RV770 GPU.

The FirePro V8700 card is also the first of ATI's professional lineup which is shipping with GDDR-5 memory, which despite a modest 850 MHz clock speed can deliver over 100 GB/s of memory bandwidth. While this is slightly lower compared to their previous generation models, it's nearly identical in the big picture. The V8700 also ships with a PCI Express 2.0 x16 connector, which allows for doubled bandwidth on compliant motherboards. In terms of price to performance ratio, the FirePro V8700 is looking pretty solid. Let's have a look at the actual, shipping board.

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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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