ATI FirePro V8700
Released March, 2009
The Pros:Handles multiple monitors for workstations well, very smooth operation in windows. Runs very quietly, can't generally hear it. Doesn't require an extended ATX chassis to install.
The Cons:Uses a lot of power even during typical operation. Generates a lot of heat that needs to be accounted for in the case. Performance isn't greatly improved by linking with another video card.
The ATI FirePro V8700 is billed as an "ultra high-end" video card for 3D workstations. It is identical to the V7750 in almost every way, with the exception of a boost in processing units and memory.
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The ATI FirePro V8700 runs 800 Unified Shader Engines, and handles the load of that processing with 1GB of GDDR5 memory. The increased memory speed and big leap in Unified Shader Engines means a much faster rendering process.
As with other FirePro series cards, it comes with 2 DisplayPort outputs and a Dual Link DVI-I output for multiple monitor support. Standard 3D rendering pipelines are supported, and certification for a variety of CAD and DCC applications is pending.
- PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus
- 1GB GDDR5 memory
- 800 Stream Processing Units
- High Dynamic Range (HDR) rendering with 8-bit, 10-bit & 16-bit per RGB color component support
- Multi-sample and 24x Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing
- Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.0 support
- Certification for many CAD and DCC applications pending
- 18-, 24-, and 30-bit displays at 2560x1600
User Reviews (1)
handles multiple monitors for workstations well, very smooth operation in windows
runs very quietly, can't generally hear it
doesn't require an extended ATX chassis to install
built-in fan keeps the video card itself cool, no need to enhance it
uses a lot of power even during typical operation
generates a lot of heat that needs to be accounted for in the case
performance isn't greatly improved by linking with another video card
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