AMD release FireGL V7700 with DisplayPort support

Tuesday 01st April 2008, 12:12:00 AM, written by Rys

AMD has announced the general availability of its latest FireGL professional graphics product, the V7700.  Slotting in underneath the 1GiB and 2GiB R600-based V8600 and V8650, the 512MiB V7700 is based on their RV670 GPU.

The product is unique in its class by virtue of a DisplayPort port, which is able to drive high-resolution -- up to 2560x1600 - and high dynamic range -- up to 10-bit per channel per pixel -- displays.  PCIe 2.0 support is standard, like the desktop Radeon HD 38xx equivalents, powered by RV670, and the graphics memories are high bandwidth GDDR4 devices, connected to the chip's 256-bit (512-bit internal ring bus) memory interface.

The backplane sports a dual-link DVI output to pair with the DisplayPort connector, and the GPU is able to drive both outputs simultaneously.  The DisplayPort ability is native to the GPU.

Like other FireGL products, the V7700 is supported by AMD's sophisticated graphics driver for Windows and Linux platforms, including Vista, and 64-bit variants of both, with certification and performance driver paths for many professional level applications.

The framebuffer size is a little limiting for some applications we can think of, but should suit most customers, and unlike the R600-based high-end FireGL products that sit above the V7700 in the stack, the V7700 will support double precision computation via the AMD Stream SDK.

AMD haven't provided pictures of the board yet, but we'll post them as soon as we have them.

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