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Sapphire FireGL V7700 Card w/ DisplayPort

Sapphire today announced it is advancing application performance with stunning imagery through the introduction of the first commercially available 3D workstation graphics card with DisplayPort support. The card features 512MB of memory, Dual Link DVI Output and is expected to begin shipping in April 2008.

Sapphire Technology today announced it is advancing application performance
with stunning imagery through the introduction of the first commercially
available 3D workstation graphics card with DisplayPort support. The ATI FireGL™
V7700 professional graphics accelerator provides superior rendering speed, 3D
performance and color fidelity for Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content
Creation (DCC) and Medical Imaging professionals. ATI FireGL V7700 delivers the
top-quality image quality needed to create photorealistic visualizations of
real-world objects and environments —like the design concept for a new aircraft
or a home remodel—by providing designers with The Ultimate Visual Experience™.

“Imaging and 3D professionals require innovative, high-performance solutions
and are increasingly turning to AMD to meet their real-world needs. The ATI
FireGL™ family of workstation graphics accelerators is designed to deliver
visible advantages and performance leadership at every price point, from entry
level to ultra-high end,” said Janet Matsuda, senior director of Professional
Graphics at AMD. “This accelerator with DisplayPort support is the latest
example of AMD’s leadership in delivering new graphics technologies ahead of the

“The balanced power of the ATI FireGL product line has the accuracy and speed
needed for medical imaging applications like mammography screening,” said Albert
Xthona, product manager for Digital Mammography at Barco. “For example,
Mammography viewing uses 10-bit precision to help deliver the most information
to the eye of the radiologist, and increasingly other medical applications will
rely on 10-bit gray and 30-bit color rendering. With the additional speed
offered by the PCI Express 2.0 interface, very large data sets are handled
smoothly, saving time for busy medical staff.”
The new ATI FireGL V7700 workstation graphics accelerator with DisplayPort
support brings The Ultimate Visual Experience to life. The card features a
10-bit display engine that can produce more than one billion colors at any given
time, delivering unprecedented image fidelity at a lower cost.
“Our customers are eager to adopt the latest standards like DisplayPort and PCI
Express 2.0 that make their environments more productive while delivering
next-generation display capabilities today,” said Peter Chen, president, Exxact
Corporation. “As an exceptional innovator and promoter of industry standards, it
comes as no surprise to learn that AMD is the first to deliver a graphics card
with DisplayPort support. Like most AMD innovations, we plan to implement the
solution in earnest.”

Price Performance Leadership

The ATI FireGL V7700 supports emerging technologies while being optimized to
work with today’s existing technologies. ATI FireGL accelerators are engineered
to deliver continued innovation and reliability for a wide range of professional
operating environments, including Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and
Linux®. The unified driver, which supports all ATI FireGL workstation products,
helps reduce the total cost of ownership by simplifying installation, deployment
and maintenance. Additional noteworthy features include:

• 512MB of memory: Enabling effortless real-time interaction with large
datasets and complex models and scenes.
• Dual Link DVI Output: The combination of DisplayPort output and a Dual Link
enabled DVI output, generates a multi-monitor desktop over 5000 pixels wide from
a single accelerator. With native multi-card support, users can see more and do
more using four displays driven by two ATI FireGL products in the same
• Application Certification: The ATI FireGL workstation graphics accelerators
are thoroughly tested and certified with major CAD and DCC applications, helping
ensure reliability and stability.
• AutoDetect: Based on a new generation GPU with 320 unified shader units, the
ATI FireGL V7700 maximizes throughput by automatically directing graphics
horsepower where it’s needed most. Intelligent management of computational
resources enables enhanced utilization of the GPU delivering real-time rendering
of complex models and scenes while increasing frame rates.

The ATI FireGL V7700 3D workstation graphics accelerator card is expected to
begin shipping in April 2008.

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