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AMD gets an order from Dell

High powered graphics workstations
Tue Jul 06 2010, 11:16

CHIP DESIGNER AMD has announced that its ATI Firepro V7800, V5800 and V4800 professional graphics cards will be bunged into Dell Precision workstations.

Dell's Precision workstations are aimed at engineering and digital content creation professionals. AMD said that its ATI Firepro cards are capable of handling the software from various application providers such as Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes Solidworks.

AMD claims that the new generation of ATI Firepro professional graphics cards enable Dell to offer workstations that accelerate ATI stream-enabled software. They offer ATI Eyefinity technology, which can drive three 30-inch screens at once.

The cards will be sold with the Dell Precision R5400, T1500, T3500, T5500 and T7500 workstations. Each card offers support for DirectX11, OpenGL 4.0 and OpenCL.

The top of the range is the Firepro V7800 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The mid-range Firepro V5800 and entry-level Firepro V4800 both have 1GB of GDDR5 memory.

All three of these ATI Firepro graphics cards will be available with the Dell Precision workstation models R5400, T3500, T5500 and T7500. The entry-level Firepro V4800 will also be available with the model T1500.

The relationship between Dell and AMD has been getting closer lately. Certainly in the days when Dell was an Intel-only shop this sort of deal would have been unthinkable. µ



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