AMD FirePro V7900 and V5900 Professional Graphics
Today we'll be looking at a couple of new AMD FirePro models, specifically, the V7900 and V5900. A quick glace below outlines some of the important specifications of each model. With the AMD FirePro V7900, professional users are treated to 1280 stream processors, 2GB of GDDR5 memory, and 160 GB/s of peak memory bandwidth. Furthermore, the AMD FirePro V5900 provides 512 stream processors, a 2GB frame buffer, and memory bandwidth in the 64 GB/s range. Both cards come with single-slot cooling solutions and multiple I/O ports for some multiple monitor action.
|AMD FirePro V7900
| AMD FirePro V5900
|2 GB GDDR5
|2 GB GDDR5
|4 x DisplayPort
|2 x DisplayPort, 1 x Dual-link DVI
On the surface, the new FirePro models don't look like they bring anything revolutionary to AMD's product line. You get two additional DisplayPorts on the V7900 and an extra 1GB GDDR5 memory with the V5900 versus their closest counterparts in the line-up, but is that all there is to the story? Of course, our benchmark test suite will definitely show the performance benefits of these cards. Before we check out the results though, let's take a closer look at the cards to see how they differ from their predecessors.