Dell Precision Workstations Get ATI FirePro Graphics Cards

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News Posted: Tue, Jul 6 2010 11:55 AM

Select Dell Precision workstations are now offering ATI FirePro V7800, ATI FirePro V5800 and ATI FirePro V4800 professional graphics cards. With these cards, users are able to power up to three independent 30-inch displays at one time using ATI Eyefinity technology. The cards support Microsoft DirectX11, OpenGL 4.0, and OpenCL. The ATI FirePro V7800, ATI FirePro V5800, and ATI FirePro V4800 cards are available on a number of Dell Precision Workstations including models from the R5400, T1500, T3500, T5500, and T7500 lines.

ATI FirePro™ 3D Professional Graphics and ATI Eyefinity Technology
Power Dell Precision Workstations

ATI FirePro graphics cards support OpenGL 4.0, DirectX 11, and ATI Eyefinity technology,
driving up to three monitors for maximum productivity

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that ATI FirePro™ V7800, ATI FirePro™ V5800 and ATI FirePro™ V4800 professional graphics cards power Dell Precision workstations, a product line popular with engineers and digital content creation professionals. AMD helps ensure that its ATI FirePro professional graphics cards maximize application performance and reliability by performing over 90 certifications with leading application providers such as Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks.

“AMD and Dell are working together to offer workstation users a combined solution designed for reliable performance and demanding application support,” said Janet Matsuda, senior director, AMD Professional Graphics. “Our new generation of ATI FirePro professional graphics cards enable Dell to offer workstations that accelerate ATI Stream-enabled software applications and deliver unique features, such as ATI Eyefinity technology, enabling increased productivity by way of expanded screen real estate.”

“Dell, the world’s leading workstation provider, is working with AMD to create technological innovations that empower professionals in engineering and digital content creation fields,” said Greg Weir, Senior Manager, Dell Precision Workstations Product and ISV Marketing. “Dell Precision workstations along with the new generation of ATI FirePro graphics provide our workstation professional customers an excellent balance of performance and value.”

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ATI FirePro V7800, ATI FirePro V5700 and ATI FirePro V8700 professional graphics cards are immediately available with the Dell Precision R5400, T1500, T3500, T5500 and T7500 Workstations, delivering ultimate performance for workstation class applications. With ATI Eyefinity technology, professionals can drive up to three independent 30” displays at one time from these cards. Each card offers support for Microsoft® DirectX®11, OpenGL® 4.0 and OpenCL™ to better meet the needs of professionals for a wide variety of applications and environments.

  • High-end: With 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the ATI FirePro V7800 offers superior performance capabilities and visual quality in a compact single slot form factor. Its massively parallel architecture can handle computationally or visually demanding applications without negatively impacting performance. ATI FirePro V7800 is available with Dell Precision R5400, T3500, T5500 and T7500 Workstations.
  • Mid-range: The ATI FirePro V5800 is a true workhorse and offers professionals the ideal balance of price and performance. Featuring 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, the ATI FirePro V5800 delivers more than double the performance capability of the previous generation. The ATI FirePro V5800 is available with Dell Precision R5400, T3500, T5500 and T7500 Workstations.
  • Entry-level: The ATI FirePro V4800 features 1GB of GDD5 memory and delivers 1.25X the performance capability compared to the previous generation, with outstanding results for entry-level CAD users, all at value level pricing. ATI FirePro V4800 is available with Dell Precision R5400, T1500, T3500, T5500 and T7500 Workstations.

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I believe I read an article about these new cards, apparently they run quite well - and have a good price/performance ratio, especially the entry level card.

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lonewolf replied on Tue, Jul 6 2010 10:39 PM

No surprise here as ATI has the best bang for the buck going right now in the graphics department for sure. Some might even argue the CPU space as well.

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Yes, but they have no respect for their customers!

Putting them in Dell's must be the WIN reasons they use to explain their lack in market announcements!

The cards are decent, yet they don't really support the standard consumer! It has been almost four months since a driver update. They only seem to worry about those issues when it involves a studio.

If you do need one of these, then ask yourself exactly what you will be using it for. the price differences are drastic. Yet for 3d the 7800 is all you will need. For paint and photoshop the 4800 and 5800 are more than enough. they all have the same features, it would just be a matter of how much RAM you need.

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ati is good and cheap brand

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