AMD Announces Turks Based FirePro V3900

by Ryan Smith on 2/7/2012 3:00 AM EST


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  • MrSpadge - Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - link

    ... seem strange. 2.64 B transistors indicates a Cayman die, but with only 512 stream processors? That's 2/3 deactivated. And FP64 deactivated. Why would they do this on a "professional" card, which is already being heavily castrated and, no doubt, quite expensive?

    V7900 is OK for a Cayman, but still: no FP64? Really?
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - link

    It is indeed a Cayman die with a ton of features disabled. The reason for it is that AMD needed a low power card with Cayman's FP64 capabilities and geometry throughput, which Juniper can't match. NVIDIA does something similar with the Quadro 2000. Reply
  • MySchizoBuddy - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    from what I understand these are not compute cards they are for visualization only. I dunno why FP64 will be required for visualization. Reply
  • silverblue - Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - link

    ...third paragraph, core clock comparison, one too many zeroes. Reply
  • Rookierookie - Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - link

    The blazing fast HD 6570 clocked at 8 GHz Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - link

    Did I ever mention the V3900 overclocks like a beast? Reply
  • smyter - Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - link

    I rank Pro graphics cards in tiers based on price, as there is always a significant price jump between tiers. That being said, I would rank that V3900 in with the Quadro 600 despite the $50 price difference. Therefore I am hoping someone would run a test or 2 telling me if these cards are on par, or if you get some gain for the 600. I tend to lean towards nVidia with the CAD performance drivers based on personal experience, but I also like new and cheap. Reply
  • jabber - Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - link

    ...pretty much unused on Ebay for £20 a few months later. After some corp has pulled them all out from their latest tech refresh or had to swap them out for the more expensive cards the CAD jockeys wanted in the first place.

    They make good general purpose cards for folks that don't game.

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