FirePro v8750 ups the ante with 2GB frame buffer, high bandwidth, and CrossFire Pro (multi-GPU) tech
AMD announced their new high end powerhouse, the ATI FirePro V8750 for $1,799. The new card up ante on the previous 800 shader engine V8700, with 2GB GDDR5 frame buffer providing up to 115.2GB/s of memory bandwidth. It also supports dual Display Port and dual-link DVI output, stereo 3D out, lower power consumption, a very quiet cooling fan, and consistently higher performance tuned to the workstation market. Definitely a sweet upgrade.
But personally I am particularly jazzed on three additional points.
- As part of this announcement AMD announced ATI CrossFire Pro - which enables you to combine multiple GPUs to scale application performance (i.e. all the processing power can be diverted to a single modeling window). YES!
- Support for the new FirePro S400 card for framelock and genlock as mentioned in my previous post.
- Based on the press release I am dying to see this puppy perform with MachStudio Pro instead of the FireGL v8650 (the earlier generation 2GB system) - and with hardware-accelerated tessellation (maybe?).
Overall I am guessing there will be a lot to report on from Siggraph 2009.
One final nice touch: starting with the FirePro V8750, all supported ATI FirePro 3D retail cards will come with the CrossFire Pro connector cable