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AMD refreshes FirePro series at the entry level with V3900

AMD's FirePro family of graphics cards for the Professional/Workstation user has just seen a new addition today with the launch of the FirePro V3900 which replaces the V3800. AMD promises best-in-class workstation experiences at an entry level price point with this card – that being a US $119 MSRP at select online resellers.

AMD's FirePro family of graphics cards for the Professional/Workstation user has just seen a new addition today with the launch of the FirePro V3900 which replaces the V3800. AMD promises best-in-class workstation experiences at an entry level price point with this card – that being a US $119 MSRP at select online resellers.

Compared to the V3800, the V3900 gets double the memory at 1GB and uses a GPU derived from the 6800 family of Radeon cards, dubbed "TURKS". The card's 128-bit DDR3 memory arrangement gives it 28.8GB/s of memory bandwidth compared to the V3800 which had a 64-bit interface providing half the bandwidth at 14.4GB/s.

AMD has claimed through the means of several presentation slides that its V3900 outperforms both the Quadro 400 and V3800 in a wide range of tests. The V3800 sells at just $99, but for a mere $20 difference it's expected that this price point is well validated in line of its performance increase.

AMD will ship the V3900 with both a full and half-height bracket to allow it to be installed in small form factor systems. The card will also be showing up in several systems from HP with ISV certification from Fujitsu-Siemens to follow in the spring.

Source: Hot Hardware

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