AMD unleashes five additions to ATI FirePro GPU collection

It's a big day for AMD with the introduction of not just one or two, but five new ATI FirePro professional-class graphics cards that don't have many frills but should help improve productivity.

It's a big day for AMD with the introduction of not just one or two, but five new ATI FirePro professional-class graphics cards that don't have many frills but should help improve productivity.

As there are so many additions to the ATI FirePro GPU family, let's break it down simply starting with the more general-use FirePro 2460, and then upward from entry-level to high-end graphics cards. Also keep in mind that all of these cards support Open CL, Open GL 4.0 and Microsoft DirectX 11.

ATI FirePro 2460 Multi-View

  • Low-profile form
  • Average board power consumption: 13 watts
  • 512MB of video memory
  • Four Mini DisplayPort outputs
  • Supports up to four displays with ATI Eyefinity technology
  • Best for "financial traders"

ATI FirePro V3800

  • 512 MB of DDR3 memory
  • 30-bit display
  • Supports up to three displays with ATI Eyefinity technology
  • Best for "entry-level 3D graphics professionals"

ATI FirePro V4800
  • 1GB of GDD5 memory
  • Best for "entry-level CAD users"

ATI FirePro V5800

  • 1 GB of GDDR5 memory
  • Supports up to three displays with ATI Eyefinity technology

ATI FirePro V7800
  • Compact single-slot form
  • 2GB of GDDR5 memory
  • Supports up to three 30-inch displays with ATI Eyefinity technology

All of these cards are expected to be available for shipment from major online retailers like Tiger Direct and Newegg, among others, this week.

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