AMD Turns Up the Heat with ATI FirePro V8750

"AMD today turned on the heat on competitor NVIDIA with the launch of its new flagship card - the ATI FirePro V8750."

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AMD Turns Up Heat with ATI FirePro V8750
The ultra high-end ATI FirePro V8750 3D card from AMDAMD today turned on the heat on competitor NVIDIA with the launch of its new flagship card – the ATI FirePro V8750. According to the official release notes from AMD, the ultra high-end professional 3D graphics card has been designed specifically for professionals in the CAD, Digital Content Creation (DCC), and oil and gas verticals.
The V8750 card boasts of the same 800 visual effect shader units that are part of AMD’s high-end Radeon HD cards. However, this top-of-the-line graphics card beats the Radeon cards in absolute processing power thanks to its massive 2GB of GDDR5 graphics memory. This gives the card the ability to handle up to 115.2GB of data per second.
If we compare it to NVIDIA’s present cards, the FirePro V8750 beats the Quadro FX 4800 all ends up in terms of speed. While it consumes nearly 30 percent higher bandwidth, the V8750 also processes high-end 3D modelling and other graphics anywhere from 58 to 118 percent faster. This makes the card ideal for tasks that call for extremely high amounts of fast memory.
AMD has also added multi-card support to the FirePro V8750 through the inclusion of its proprietary CrossFire Pro technology. The technology allows professionals to combine two discrete graphics cards and thereby boost the performance of their applications. According to the official release, AMD also plans to introduce the same technology on its FirePro V5700, FirePro V7750 and FirePro V8700 cards.
Additional features of the card include dual DisplayPorts, one dual-link DVI port and a stereo link for 3D graphics. AMD has introduced the card only for Windows XP at the moment, but it claims to have plans to expand support to other operating systems before the year is out. The card has already reached retailers and carries a price tag of $1,799.
What say enthusiasts – would you like to have a go at this 2GB graphics processing powerhouse or do you find it too dear? Let us know in our Forums
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22-07-2009, 07:31:50

A few weeks ago I bought a new laptop and sold up my pc... However, I'm missing the whole customisation appeal already, so went on a little hunt in my attic, and found one of the old £10 cases that aqua-pcs used to sell.

Anyway, I spent a while stripping it down, this is what I got:

I sprayed the motherboard tray black a while ago for use in another project, so that's the reason for the mis-match.

The front doesn't look too great for cooling and letting air in... we'll soon change that :D

As the case is grilled, there was nowhere for the central part of my holesaw to go, so I had to mount some acrylic behind it.

The old front of the case was horrible, with a row of un tasteful ports and buttons. So, a new front panel was in order, so I trimmed down some acrylic to size.

I then got my trusty holesaw out once more and bore out a hole in the acrylic to allow air to pass through. I used a 5mm black piece of acrylic on top of a 3mm green piece.

I then installed it on top of the old aluminium front... As you can see, the old front needed a little trim.

I won't show you the cut I made in the aluminium, it's not a pretty sight, but it's hidden away so it doesn't really matter. A bit of mesh will be installed to gap the hole in the case- although the final mesh will probably be black. There is still a little bit of aluminium from the case sticking through underneath the mesh, I will need to trim that down.

This is a mock-up of where the PSU will be placed. Working in such a small case is a pain for routing cables, and a triple rad will be taking up the space where the PSU is meant to be mounted :evilgrin:

That's all for now folks :)

22-07-2009, 07:51:08

looking good, welcome back i guess:P

22-07-2009, 10:52:38

will be intreasting to see how this goes :D

22-07-2009, 13:24:51

Ducky Spud
Quite like the idea of shifting the PSU down there so theres more room in the top for a rad! At the moment Ive crammed a double in the top of mine (Lian Li PC7... Pretty similar layout) and am planning on putting a single down the bottom soon... Your ideas not bad though :p

Will be keepin an eye on this one :) good luck

22-07-2009, 13:35:57

Thanks for all the comments guys, it's good to be back, working on a pc once more :)

Hopefully have some more updates for you in the next few days :)

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