AMD Empowers Professional Graphics Users

AMD Empowers Professional Graphics Users with Must-Have Features and Price-Performance Leadership

- New ATI FirePro™ V8700 graphics accelerator designed for ultra high-end professionals; ATI FirePro™ V3750 graphics accelerator delivers superior performance for entry-level 3D users -

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (IBC 2008) — Sept. 11, 2008 — Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Digital Content Creation (DCC) professionals who require maximum performance from their workstations can turn to AMD (NYSE: AMD) and the powerful new ATI FirePro™ V8700 graphics accelerator, which provides a 40 percent performance gain for memory intensive applications. Additionally, the new ATI FirePro™ V3750 delivers superior performance in an entry class professional graphics accelerator. Delivering on the AMD commitment to the professional graphics market, these products join the ATI FirePro family of professional graphics accelerators introduced last month at Siggraph 2008 in Los Angeles: ATI FirePro™ V5700 and ATI FirePro™ V3700.

“Adobe Production Premium pushes the envelope of performance and is highly optimized for the GPU (graphics processor unit). Our customers will welcome the speed gains delivered by the new ATI FirePro graphics accelerators,” said Giles Baker, group product manager, Adobe Systems Incorporated.

“As a leader in 2D and 3D design software, Autodesk is committed to delivering products that take advantage of the features, performance and reliability that the ATI FirePro workstation graphics cards can provide,” said Kevin Tureski, director of product development, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. “In addition to seeing their designs in advance with complete accuracy, our customers need to experience every nuance that empowers them to save time and money, improve quality, and foster innovation. ATI FirePro workstation graphics cards are a great complement to Autodesk products.”

“Creative professionals requiring realistic lighting and shading of complex models and objects will see the difference with the powerful ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator,” said Janet Matsuda, senior director, AMD Professional Graphics. “These new product offerings are in keeping with what the ATI FirePro brand represents: delivering performance and features that matter to discerning engineers and designers.”

Empowering Professional Graphics Users with Must-Have Features

ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator is ideally suited for users who work with large models and shader-intensive applications offering a large frame buffer for complex and large data sets plus a 30-bit display pipeline for accurate color reproduction and superior visual quality. By utilizing GDDR5 memory technology, engineers and designers can focus on project work without concerns for memory limitations that traditionally impact applications. This ultra high-end workstation solution with 1GB frame buffer memory also features 800 shader (or stream) units. ATI FirePro V8700 graphics accelerator features two DisplayPort connectors and a Dual-Link DVI-I display output.

ATI FirePro V3750 is the industry’s first 3D workstation graphics accelerator in the entry space showing an average of 30 percent performance improvement over the previous generation1 accelerating certain CAD applications by as much as 40 percent3. As the first graphic accelerator in this class to feature DisplayPort outputs, this entry-level graphics product features 256 MB of frame buffer memory with 320 shader (or stream) processing units, dual link DVI and two DisplayPort connections, together generating a multi-monitor desktop of over 5000 pixels wide from a single accelerator.

At IBC 2008, September 12-16, AMD will showcase ATI FirePro professional graphics accelerators at Stand 7.H36 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam.

Pricing and Availability

The new ATI FirePro™ V8700 graphics accelerator is expected to begin shipping in fourth quarter 2008 with an MSRP of $1499, and the ATI FirePro V3750 graphics accelerator is expected to begin shipping in fourth quarter 2008 with a MSRP of $199. ATI FirePro, ATI FireGL™ and ATI FireMV™ workstation graphics accelerators from AMD are available from workstation OEMs, system integrators and channel partners worldwide. For more information about the new ATI FirePro cards please visit