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ATI Promises 300% Faster ATI FireGL Video Cards

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  1. malware New Member

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    AMD/ATI is promising workstation graphics professionals a 300% improvement in performance compared with previous 3D products following the introduction of five graphics accelerators. The GPUs are targeted at CAD, DCC and medical imaging professionals and come with a new unified shader architecture featuring up to 320 individual stream processing units. The boards that are based on the new GPUs are the ATI FireGL V8650, V8600, V7600, V5600 and V3600. They are being touted as the first to sport 2GB of onboard memory. ATI has claimed that when running DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1-based professional applications, the cards are 300 per cent faster than the previous professional ATI products. The new series of ATI FireGL workstation graphics accelerators are expected to start shipping next month and will appear in cards and systems from workstation OEMs, system integrators and channel partners.

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    I hope the R700 is 300% faster!!!!!!
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    I think I would just piss all over myself...
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    interesting
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    3dmark, and Galo 2 are not professional applications.
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    I Never mentioned anything about professional applications in my post.
    I just said 300% faster.:cool:
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    This is excellent news for CAD users, like myself. My current card does alright with cad and its snappy, but it takes alot of heat and resources to pull it off. Not sure how the newer cards fair.
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    I could use one, for folding. With all the memory and other enhancements. Damn sweet.
    10 Million points folded for TPU
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    What are they basing this on as the cards they replace were DX9 parts?!
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    Its called PR.

    Its not meant to make sense.

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