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ATI FirePro V8800: most powerful pro graphics to date

ATI FirePro V8800: most powerful pro graphics to date

AMD have outed their latest graphics card, and the ATI FirePro V8800 has set its sights on your workstation.  Described as "the most powerful professional graphics card ever created", the V8800's 1600 stream processors offer 2.6 teraflops of power with 147.2 GB/s of memory bandwidth; a single card can drive four 30-inch displays and - if paired with the ATI FirePro S400 Synchronization Module - those panels can all be synchronized, too.

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ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 gets official: 850MHz GPU & 2GB of GDDR5

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 gets official: 850MHz GPU & 2GB of GDDR5

Wondering where on earth that ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 came from?  Why, it's just the latest card build on ATI's new Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition video card platform, promising to be the first card capable of over 1bn pixels per second in real-world gaming.  Packing a full 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is capable of 12 times 1080p Full HD resolution by squirting out six separate Mini DisplayPort signals shared - thanks to ATI Eyefinity technology - over six separate panels.

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DisplayPort v1.2 finalized: 3D, multi-monitor & USB/ethernet support

DisplayPort v1.2 finalized: 3D, multi-monitor & USB/ethernet support

DisplayPort arguably came of age when Apple first picked it over HDMI and DVI back in 2008, and now the Video Electronics Standard Association (VESA) responsible for the standard has announced the latest version.  DisplayPort v1.2 doubles the data rate to 21.6 Gbps (useful for bigger resolutions or for 3D graphics), supports multiple monitors from a single connector, and can simultaneously carry bi-directional USB 2.0 and ethernet as well as graphics.

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DisplayPort 1.2 to adopt Apple’s Mini DisplayPort and doubling the Bandwidth

DisplayPort 1.2 to adopt Apple’s Mini DisplayPort and doubling the Bandwidth

Remember the Apple’s Firewire interface became widely accepted in computer industry? Their highly criticized Mini Displayport may be next. Vesa has revealed the next version of DisplayPort Technology with twice the available bandwidth to enable higher resolution display, refresh rate, deeper color depth, 3D and last not not least, standardized the Apple’s Mini DisplayPort as part of the new spec.

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