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IBC 2010: AMD launches ATI FirePro V9800

Most powerful ever professional graphics card

AMD has used the IBC trade show in Amsterdam to launch ATI FirePro V9800 graphics card (soon to be just the FirePro V9800).

The company says that the V9800 is the most powerful professional graphics card it's ever created, featuring support for running your desktop and applications across up to six monitors (using the ATI Eyefinity technology).

The ATI FirePro V9800 will be demonstrated at IBC in AMD's stand 7.J30 in hall 7.

With six Mini DisplayPort outputs, the FirePro V9800 offers a desktop resolution of up to 5,760 x 2,160. There's 4GB of GDDR5 memory: the largest shipping frame buffer available from AMD to help creatives work with the most complex scenes.

AMD says that the V9800 features significant performance increases over the previous generation of FirePro products, including 1.25x increased compute stream processor performance, and an increase of 2.27x in single- and double-precision performance. There is full support for OpenCL, DirectCompute, and DirectX 11.

Like the other products in the ATI FirePro family, the ATI FirePro V9800 offers comprehensive support for stereo 3D capability, supporting active shutter glasses via the on-board 3-pin connector, as well as passive and auto-stereoscopic displays and projectors.

European pricing hasn't been announced, but in the US the board costs $3,499 (around £2,265).

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