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AMD FirePro V8700 1GB On Linux

Mar 14, 2009, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"Beyond just dropping in an RV770XT and making a few optimizations for workstation tasks, the FirePro series has a few other new additions. Compared to the previously reviewed ATI FireGL V8600, which was an ultra high-end model, the FirePro V8700 brings DisplayPort to workstation computing and more than double the number of Stream processors. The ATI FireGL V8600 series had 320 Stream processors, which was good for the time, but now the FirePro V8700 boasts 800 Stream processors! The RV770XT core also operates at a higher 750MHz clock speed compared to 688MHz with the FireGL V8600/V8650. When it comes to the video memory, AMD is using GDDR5 with this PCI Express 2.0 graphics card, but on a 256-bit memory interface.

"Below the V8700 series are the FirePro V3750, V5700, and V7750 that are based upon the RV730 core (similar to the Radeon HD 4650 and Radeon HD 4670). There is also a FirePro V7770, which uses a RV770PRO ASIC similar to the Radeon HD 4850."

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