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AMD Launches ATI FirePro V5700 and ATI FirePro V3700 Professional Video Cards

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    AMD today raised the bar for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Digital Content Creation (DCC) application performance with the announcement of two new professional graphics accelerators – ATI FirePro V5700 and ATI FirePro V3700. As a part of that announcement, AMD also introduced a new brand for the company’s professional graphics accelerators, ATI FirePro, reflecting AMD’s continuing and evolving commitment to the professional graphics market.

    “Following the ATI acquisition, AMD increased its investment in the professional graphics business and now delivers professional graphics accelerators that perform better than the competition at every price point. The new ATI FirePro brand communicates this focus on performance and features that matter to engineers and designers”, said Janet Matsuda, senior director, AMD Professional Graphics. “ATI has been known for delivering value-priced solutions for CAD and DCC professionals. The product reviews over the past year have validated the fact that ATI offers outstanding application performance as well.”

    According to the Worldwide CAD Market Report 2007-08 published by Jon Peddie Research, in 2007 the installed base of CAD users grew to 5.31 million worldwide – a 20 percent increase from 2006. The firm’s analysts also predict the CAD market will continue growth through 2008, with revenues projected to grow 15 percent to $6,025.37 million and reach $8.1 billion by 2012.

    “Historically, 3D technologies were expensive and used only by senior designers within a large manufacturer or architectural firm. As technologies advanced and prices dropped, 3D graphics for entry level CAD designers was no longer a pipe dream but a necessity,” said Jon Peddie, president and founder of Jon Peddie Research. “Today’s entry- and mid-level CAD users need to create and render more complex designs and models, and graphics accelerators from AMD can deliver the performance and reliability professionals need at a price where 3D becomes the rule, not the exception.”

    Empowering Users with Features that Matter
    The ATI FirePro V5700 graphics accelerator delivers the perfect balance of price and application performance for CAD and DCC professionals. With the new card, users will experience increased performance for shader-intensive applications, up to two times more than the previous generation. ATI FirePro V5700 also features 512MB of frame buffer memory, dual link DVI and DisplayPort connections, and its true 30-bit display engine produces more than one billion colors at any given time−empowering designers to see more of their data. Unified Video Decoder 2.0 provides full Blu-ray feature support including dual-stream and picture in a picture (PIP) capabilities, and handles decoding of various formats in the graphics processing unit (GPU), which helps free up the CPU to handle other tasks.

    The ATI FirePro V3700 establishes a new, low entry price for professional 3D graphics. For CAD professionals migrating from 2D, the ATI FirePro V3700 graphics card delivers the 3D performance and application certification professionals deserve with an MSRP of $99. The ATI FirePro V3700 graphics accelerator features 256 MB of frame buffer memory, two dual-link DVI connectors and VGA mode support on all display outlets.

    "At Dell, we strive to provide design professionals with outstanding 3D graphics technology and with support from AMD, we can meet that need," said Antonio Julio, Director, Dell Product Group. "The Dell Precision T7400, T5400, and T3400 desktop workstations are designed to handle the demands of 3D OpenGL applications for engineering, architecture and digital content creation and we will soon offer ATI FirePro to meet customer needs."

    Best In Class Features Across Products
    The ATI FirePro V3700 and V5700 cards deliver the industry standard support and features important to today’s CAD and DCC users, including Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.0 support, PCI Express 2.0 interface and Shader Model 4.1.

    “Our customers need high performance graphics hardware that is stable, reliable and compatible with eyeon Fusion and eyeon Generation to foster increased collaboration while enabling more complex work,” said Steve Roberts, Chief Executive Office, at eye on Software Inc. “Based on our experiences with AMD, we are confident that ATI FirePro 3700 and 5700 can be utilized in unique clustering configurations to meet the specific needs of our visual effects customers and certainly those of the film industry overall. The recent enhancements to ATI’s FirePro series are consistent with the company’s superior customer service.”

    At Siggraph 2008, August 12-14, AMD will showcase ATI FirePro professional graphics accelerators in Booth 327 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. Additionally, the first comprehensive review of the ATI FirePro V5700, conducted by 3D Professor, is available online at http://www.3dprofessor.org.

    Pricing and Availability
    The new ATI FirePro V3700 is generally available with an MSRP of $99, and the ATI FirePro V5700 is expected to begin shipping in September 2008 with a MSRP of $599. ATI FirePro, ATI FireGL and ATI FireMV workstation graphics accelerators from AMD are available from workstation OEMs, system integrators and channel partners worldwide.

    Source: ATI
     
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    the 5700 is like a cutdown GDDR3 version of the 3850.
     
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    The card is based on the RV700 architecture.With extra quality features.
     
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    actually on AMD own site it says it's based on 3800 series core.... and the 320 stream processors is a give away.
     
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    This is what confuses me about these cards.

    They say they are for cad rendering, and someone mentioned that these new ones look like a trimmed down 3800 series.

    So why not use a 4850 or higher then? I am perplexed why if another card has higher specs, then why spend so much on the CAD card?
     
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    Probably because of the memory. Theres so much memory in a CAD card for many reasons. One of them is to prevent themselves from crashing from a physics failure. Other reasons is to check if the game meets with all consumer hardware requirements so that the game will be compatible. I bet Crytek didn't have one of these.
     
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    This one is more geared toward Video and editing. The FireGL V7700 would be the full blown cad card which is the HD3870. There's no real need for ATI to come out with professional card based on the 4800 series until Nvidia release their New quadro series based on next gen GPU.
     
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    Workstation video cards focus more on vertex rendering, while gaming is more on shaders. Any ways, people you uses these cards are mostly peeps who works for large businesses, and these $1000+ cards are pennies to them.
     
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    There's a different usage of CAD/DCC card versus the radeon. FireGL/FirePro cards are used for creating movies contents and games while the radeon are for playing games and watching HD videos.
     
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    i remember that they could be modded out of normal radeon cards just with bios flashing and there was no benefit at that time except other name and driver support.
    Speed didn't increase nor functionality changed, so are the really different this time?
     
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    I think you're confusing it with the quadro cards that are hardware OpenGL locked.. ATI GPU are not locked like the Nvidia. And the mod is a simple "drivers pursuation".
     
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    A simple way to see what is missing from a "regular" graphic card please run a benchmark from the options in AutoCAD 2008 and you'll see that a regular card is actually running with software emulators to achieve a satisfactory performance...
     
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    CAD cards are manufactured to tighter specs. Have super resilient drivers and usually more memory.
     
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    According to this review, the V5700 is RV730. That's HD4650/70 to us simple folk.

    320sp,UVD2:) 128bit:( Oh well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad!
    Although, this could be a HD3690-like "cheap" version and the HD46x0 fully 256bit-sick!:rockout:
     
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    ah no wonder it seems low in bandwidth. This is actually good since the drivers will support the 4800 series also. (^___^)-b
    something i'll be testing once the drivers for the cards are out.
     
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    still far from nvidia quadro
     

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