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AMD Introduces the FirePro V3900 Professional Graphics Card

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AMD today launched the AMD FirePro V3900, which enables best-in-class workstation experiences at an entry-level price point. By leveraging AMD's latest graphics features, including AMD Eyefinity technology, the AMD FirePro V3900 provides up to 95% better application performance than the competition. The AMD FirePro V3900 will be available in select workstation systems today and will be sold for USD$119 MSRP at select online resellers.

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what is the use of gpu in workstation ???
 
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doest look that fast
 
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what is the use of gpu in workstation ???
CAD programs and such, FirePro/Quadro perform much better with CAD programs than normal gaming cards.
 
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Can gaming GPUs be flashed as reliably to Quadro/FirePro as they used to?
 
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I know some models used to.
From how it looks, this card is based on the Radeon HD6670 GPU
 
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Can gaming GPUs be flashed as reliably to Quadro/FirePro as they used to?
My guess is no, but you can do a driver mod to turn it into a FirePro/Quadro, where you don't risk bricking the card.
 
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FireGL cards used to have better handling of high resolution displays, like 2kx2k and 2560x1600. Now these resolutions can be handled by consumer gaming cards.

FireGL used to have better output and 10-bit colour per channel allowing for better calibration.

FireGL used to come with better warranties and support.

FireGL was optimised for OpenGL. I remember OpenGL based games would run faster on FireGL cards than their gaming equivalents. Not sure why, if it was a driver thing, or a firmware thing, and how hardware resources were allocated.

However, with FirePro (rather than FireGL) and the new architecture of all cards I'm not sure what FirePro has over regular cards.
 
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Very interesting, the old firepro3750 at work is starting to feel old and the price of these workstation is very steep when you don't buy entry level. For my CAD needs, entry level is good enough.

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Early Quadro and FireGL cards were the same as their desktop counterparts, just with different BIOSes and customised drivers. I can't say if the same is true these days, though.
 
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This is certainly cheaper than the old Quadro/Fire GL's. I suspect it is more CAD optimized than another g-card in the same price range.
 
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FireGL cards used to have better handling of high resolution displays, like 2kx2k and 2560x1600. Now these resolutions can be handled by consumer gaming cards.

FireGL used to have better output and 10-bit colour per channel allowing for better calibration.

FireGL used to come with better warranties and support.

FireGL was optimised for OpenGL. I remember OpenGL based games would run faster on FireGL cards than their gaming equivalents. Not sure why, if it was a driver thing, or a firmware thing, and how hardware resources were allocated.

However, with FirePro (rather than FireGL) and the new architecture of all cards I'm not sure what FirePro has over regular cards.
I think they only renamed them to FirePro, they are still optimized for OpenGL, have ECC VRAM (high end have more VRAM than gaming cards), and they still have that 10-bit option in the CCC.
You can play games with them but expect lower performance or problems with games.

They still use the same chip that's on the gaming versions but the main price you pay is for the optimized drivers and few other things I already mentioned.
 
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I wonder if they can fold and I wonder how good they would be at it...?
 

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I wonder if they can fold and I wonder how good they would be at it...?
The GFLOPS performance seems close to regular cards that are in the same price range.
 
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Trollololol :D
Could be
 
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Professional cards have also better color accuracy, if paired with the right monitor.
While I haven't seen any difference in a professional monitor when running a pro and a non pro graphic card, some graphic designers with eagle eyes do find certain difference sometimes. Don't know if this is in fact true.
 
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It may be a very good placebo effect.
 

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I think they only renamed them to FirePro, they are still optimized for OpenGL, have ECC VRAM (high end have more VRAM than gaming cards), and they still have that 10-bit option in the CCC.
You can play games with them but expect lower performance or problems with games.

They still use the same chip that's on the gaming versions but the main price you pay is for the optimized drivers and few other things I already mentioned.
yes and they also pay for certificated driver so the firepro card will guarantee to work with their software, and also have more performance than their commercial counterpart, and no its not placebo effect.