Monday, August 06, 2007

AMD announced new series of ATI FireGL workstation graphics accelerators

AMD announced new high-performance ATI FireGL workstation graphics accelerators for CAD, DCC and medical imaging professionals. The new Graphic Boards are ATI FireGL V8650 with 2 GB memory, FireGL V8600 with 1 GB memory, FireGL V7600 with 512 MB memory, FireGL V5600 with 512 MB memory, and FireGL V3600 with 256 MB memory. These are based on the next-generation ATI graphics processing unit with an innovative unified shader architecture featuring up to 320 individual stream processing units. These new boards deliver acceleration of DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1 based professional applications resulting in increased performance of more than 300% as compared to the previous generation of product.

Industry's first 2GB on board memory enables engineers and designers to interact with larger datasets and more complex models. The ATI FireGL unified shader architecture maximizes graphics throughput for today's engineering and animation software. These new series are expected to begin shipping in September 2007.