Monday, January 31st 2011

AMD Announces FirePro 2270 and V5800 DVI Professional Graphics Cards

AMD today introduced the AMD FirePro 2270 and ATI FirePro V5800 DVI professional graphics cards. AMD designed these new offerings for professionals in the medical, financial, design and engineering fields who require the ability to view and interact with multiple applications simultaneously.

“Because of their superior power consumption and multi-display capabilities, solutions based on the AMD FirePro 2270 and ATI FirePro V5800 DVI deliver strong value for financial, medical and corporate workstation environments,” said Janet Matsuda, general manager, AMD Professional Graphics. “With the AMD FirePro family, we continue to demonstrate our focus on enhancing productivity through an enhanced visual experience.”

As AMD’s only low-profile, passively cooled, dual-display, triple set support solution graphics card, the AMD FirePro 2270 delivers multi-display capabilities for increased efficiency, longevity and compatibility. For example, the AMD FirePro 2270 features a fan-less, energy efficient design that consumes 15 watts maximum power and less than 10 watts on average. Additionally, the AMD FirePro 2270 enables efficient multitasking across multiple applications, including graphics intensive applications, helping to prevent system slowdowns. Legacy support for DisplayPort, DVI and VGA connectivity allows for seamless integration into existing installations.

The ATI FirePro V5800 DVI delivers professionals the graphics performance needed to drive two high-resolution dual link DVI displays while offering users the ability to stretch one image or application across both screens for expanded field of view and enhanced productivity. Support for DVI, the most common digital interface, makes setting up dual-display configurations easier than ever. The ATI FirePro V5800 DVI professional graphics delivers a full 30-bit display pipeline to enable increased color reproduction and superb visual fidelity and supports packed pixel mode to support dual 5MP medical displays.

With AMD FirePro 2270 starting at $149 US SEP and ATI FirePro V5800 DVI starting at $469 US SEP, both cards are available from professional graphics retailers worldwide.

For more information, visit the product pages of FirePro 2270 and FirePro V5800 DVI.
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10 Comments on AMD Announces FirePro 2270 and V5800 DVI Professional Graphics Cards

#1
Completely Bonkers
Shame there is no statement about GPU specifications. (nothing on their website either) ie. these are the equivalent of *what* GPU / shaders / clocks
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#2
bear jesus
Looking at them i would guess the 2270 is possibly the same as a 5450 and the v5800 as anything within the range of 5550, 5570, 5670 possibly even 5750 although i would find the last one unlikely for the price.
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Hunt3r
by: bear jesus
Looking at them i would guess the 2270 is possibly the same as a 5450 and the v5800 as anything within the range of 5550, 5570, 5670 possibly even 5750 although i would find the last one unlikely for the price.
Is that they have the high price.
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#4
bear jesus
by: Hunt3r
Is that they have the high price.
The higher powered firepro cards that are the same as things like the 5870 run into the thousands of dollars price tags so i would never expect something high power for under $800 to $1000, plus the cooler suggests to me that it could not cool a 5770 thus would have to be something below that but above the bottom end passive cards.
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#5
Hunt3r
by: bear jesus
The higher powered firepro cards that are the same as things like the 5870 run into the thousands of dollars price tags so i would never expect something high power for under $800 to $1000, plus the cooler suggests to me that it could not cool a 5770 thus would have to be something below that but above the bottom end passive cards.
I think this card has no more market to be used.
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#6

those cards are to expensive, and by their look, they don't look to powerful. I guess they are good enough for CATIA, SolidWorks and maybe some amateur MAYA, 3DSMax, and stuff...
To pricey tho....
#7
sliderider
Professional graphics cards are always more expensive than those for home use. Both these cards seem like a waste when you already have the HD5450 for low end and the 5770 for powering multiple displays and they cost a lot less money.
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#8
Cheeseball
Most likely they're expensive due to specialized drivers and support.
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#9
EiSFX
by: TAViX
those cards are to expensive, and by their look, they don't look to powerful. I guess they are good enough for CATIA, SolidWorks and maybe some amateur MAYA, 3DSMax, and stuff...
To pricey tho....
Professional cards like these are actully specially made for thoes exact programs (also highend CAD programs) these cards are for makeing all the stuff in games and such not for running the games thats one reason for the high price tag also these cards have alot more power in different areas then your normal video card
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#10
Completely Bonkers
It used to be the case that the FireGL cards were optimised for a different usage model. For example, the FireGL X3-256 was (a little bit) better at typical OpenGL than it's X800 twin-brother. I'm not sure why. Was the bios optimised for processing vertex and lines rather (typical CA wireframes) than shading (typical games), I don't know. The hardware WAS different in that the output was designed for a higher bit-rate, ie more accurate colours, the ROM was bigger allowing more in the bios, and they could offer twin DVI-D output, so one card could drive 2 independent and high-res monitors. They also came with PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT meaning you would get access to ATI technicians, extended warranty, guaranteed lifetime replacement, specialised drivers for CAD products etc. etc.

But how much of this is still true today? Even the cheap consumer cards can do eyefinity. I think the justification and product differentiation for the FireGL/Pro/MV cards is not as obvious as it was 5 years ago.
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