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Apr 26th, 2010

AMD FirePro V5800 and V3800 Review @ PCPer

PC Perspective - AMD FirePro V5800 and V3800 Review - Evergreen completes the sweep

Earlier this month AMD launched the FirePro V8800 graphics card, the first professional level GPU using the latest Evergreen architecture. With it came a new high in professional graphics performance when compared to the likes of NVIDIA’s Quadro FX 4800 and the previous generation of the FirePro, the V8700.

When we were briefed by AMD on these new cards in March we knew about the entire line of Evergreen-based FirePro but couldn’t divulge the information just then. Today we can and I will be sharing specification details, performance numbers and pricing on just about every stepping of card for the updated FirePro series.

First though, if you haven’t read about the Evergreen architecture and what it offers the professional graphics market, a couple notes:

The most obvious place you will find FirePro products are in the worlds of CAD and digital content creation. Here the unique features of the V8800 and the Evergreen GPU, specifically the implementation of multi-monitor support with Eyefinity, offer up a wide selection of options for developers and designers. As a multiple monitor user myself I can tell you that once you go with more than one display it is nearly impossible to go any other way.