By 7 November 2011 | Categories: news


AMD has launched its new FirePro V4900 graphic card, which the company asserts delivers “unequalled performance” for digital content creation (DCC) and computer aided design (CAD) professionals at an entry-level price point.
The company elaborated that “the FirePro V4900 improves application performance and drives efficiency in the workplace by leveraging AMD’s most advanced graphics technology”, such as AMD Eyefinity.This enables users to link up to six monitors to the card and enjoy multi-screen workspaces.  
The card, which is particularly aimed at graphics professionals, boasts 1 GB of 128-bit GDDR5 RAM, which in turn drives memory bandwidth of 64 GB/s. This allows for rapid access of data access, while Microsoft DirectX 11, OpenGL  4.2 and OpenCL support further empowers users to render and manipulate models using a broad range of tools and applications. AMD’s FirePro V4900 will be available in a range of industry-leading systems from HP and others.
The new FirePro V4900 is an entry-level graphics card for professionals.
“The AMD FirePro V4900 stands in a league of its own and redefines entry-level professional graphics card capabilities,” enthused Sandeep Gupte, the general manager of Professional Graphics at AMD. He continued that the new graphics card additionally enhances user experience and boosts performance of professional applications.
“HP workstation customers operate at the highest levels in every industry – they demand solutions that deliver optimum performance and the latest technologies,” says Jeff Wood, vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Commercial Solutions, HP. “By integrating the AMD FirePro V4900 into its workstations, HP is providing customers with a powerful graphics solution – at an affordable price.”
The AMD FirePro V4900 will be available in select Dell and Fujitsu systems and HP workstations from the beginning of this month, and is expected to have a RRP of $189 (R1474). Local availability and pricing has not yet been announced.
The professional grade graphics card follows the recent launch of AMD’s FX family of desktop CPUs, which marked the first retail availability of its Bulldozer platform. This includes eight core processors. In less heartening news, AMD also announced plans to reduce 10% of its global workforce.


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