ATI FIREPRO V3600 DRIVER

A cynic might say this is more about getting one up on arch-rival Nvidia whose Quadro FX features 1. With MB and the level of power usually associated with mid-range cards it is targeted squarely at the volume 3D CAD market. Having a unified architecture means that you can make full use of all of your processing units at once. Autodesk Inventor, for example, has an ageing implementation of OpenGL, and has used DirectX as its default for the past few releases. The benefit for the end user is that more and more processing power can be crammed into the same power envelope, which is limited by the power supply and cooling requirements of a workstation. With a new unified architecture and multithreaded drivers, the Rbased FireGL range certainly looks to be an exciting technology. This not only means you should get better performance but also better accuracy and stability.

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We tested the card inside a 2. Inventor threw up some interesting figures, particularly under our large model in DirectX mode where it reached 3. While the FireGL V will probably do little to excite the power hungry digital artists, it will certainly get the attention of the CAD sector.

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Autodesk Inventor, for example, has an ageing implementation of OpenGL, and has used DirectX as its default for the past few releases. With a traditional single-threaded graphics driver, if a user is updating the fillets on a part, for example, then the CAD software will first take up all of the CPU resources to do the calculation, and then only update the graphics when there are spare CPU cycles available.

While ATI is pushing forward with 65nm at the low-end, it still uses 80nm fabrication for its high-end boards, primarily due to their complexity. But with drivers still in development and benchmark figures all over the place it would be premature to come to any definitive conclusions about the new cards quite yet.

In the past this was dealt with by dedicated geometry engines and dedicated pixel shaders. The stability of the driver was excellent, though ATI was keen to point out that most individual applications forepro not yet optimised. This not only means you should get better fieepro but also better accuracy and stability.

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ATI FireGL V3600

Such is the importance of the event that software and hardware developers plan their release schedules around the show – which takes place during the summer months at a different location each year in the US. The Quadro FX from Nvidia was used for comparison, largely because we already had a full set of benchmark results from this mid-range card, but also because we knew it would give the FireGL V more than a good run for its money.

After all, it would take a hell of a lot of complex geometry and textures to fill 2GB. At Siggraph ATI unveiled its next generation unified graphics architecture.

The thing is SPEC Viewperf continues to be one of the first applications that graphics card vendors spend valuable resources tuning their drivers for as it is used so widely by magazines and tech websites. This meant that if your model was geometry heavy as is typical for CAD then your geometry engines could be working flat out while your pixel shaders sat around twiddling their f3600.

In DirectX mode in 3ds Max 9. With a new unified architecture and multithreaded drivers, the Rbased FireGL range certainly looks to be an exciting technology.

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Support for Stereo 3D, however, is still fieepro reserve of atu high-end V and above and if you are looking to run powerwalls with Framelock you will have to invest in a V or V This is evident on the FireGL V which, for the level of processing power it possesses, sports a relatively small heat sink and fan. While DirectX has improved since Version 9 by including better support for geometry an area in which OpenGL has always been strongit still looks unlikely that CAD vendors will follow the lead of Autodesk en masse any time soon.

The challenge now is for the boffins at ATI to translate that potential into actual performance in real-world CAD and DCC applications, and only then will we be able to see just how good this new technology is. The benefit for the end user is that more and f3600 processing v3600 can be crammed into the same power envelope, which is limited by the power supply and cooling requirements of a workstation. The degree of benefit to the end user is dependent on how the technology has been implemented by their CAD software vendor.

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With scores all over the place due to the early driver and lack of optimisations we decided to test the FireGL V under Viewperf A cynic might firepor this is more about getting one up on arch-rival Nvidia whose Quadro FX features 1. This was previously a manual process, with the user selecting their chosen application from a pick list, but the driver now automatically does this for you by monitoring which CAD application EXE commands have been launched and tuning the driver appropriately.

Another driver enhancement is the introduction of automatic profile switching, which tunes the graphics driver for individual CAD applications though this was v600 introduced about six months ago.

With MB and the level of power usually associated with mid-range cards it is targeted squarely at the volume 3D CAD market. Having a unified architecture means that you can make full use of all of your processing units at once.

There are five cards in total: As with any new generation architecture ATI still has a lot of optimisation work to do. For its low end and mid-range boards, ATI has moved from 80nm to a 65nm fabrication process, which essentially means its chips will run cooler.

fireprro And while OpenGL 2. This has all changed with the R, which sees the ATI bring what is essentially its second generation unified architecture to market.