AMD claims lead in professional workstation market

The ATI division of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) said that it has released additions to the Firepro family.

The products are the Firepro V7800, the V5800, the V4800 and the V3800. That’s a lot vs.

AMD also said it has introduced the Firepro 2460 multiview, a low profile quad display number.

firepro familyThe V7800 comes with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, sufficient to drive three separate 30-inch displays at once – that’s aimed at the high end.  The mid range V5800 has 1GB of GDDR5 memory and is described as the workhorse of the family. AMD is implying, we guess, that the V7800 is a thoroughbred.

And that, presumably, makes the V4800 the pit pony of the stable – it comes with 1GB of GDDR5 memory. And if the V4800 is the pity pony, the Firepro V3800 must be the mule – it comes with 512MB of DDR3 memory.

The 2460 multiview is aimed at financial traders and has cuts down on cooling costs with an average board consuming 13W. It’s intended, in AMD’s words, to “improve the visual experience for financial traders” – and we’re sure quite a few of them need to see things a little bit clearer.