“ATI FireGL graphics accelerators beat the competition in application performance at every price point.”2 said Janet Matsuda, senior director, Professional Graphics at AMD. “In the past we limited this statement to Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows Vista® environments. Now, ATI FireGL graphics outperform the competition across the board from Linux to Windows XP and Windows Vista.”3
ATI FireGL graphics customers using Linux can take advantage of performance enhancements whether using the value ATI FireGL V3600 or the ultra high-end ATI FireGL V8650, which comes with the industry’s largest, 2 GB frame-buffer memory configuration. Additionally, the updated driver is compatible with ATI Radeon™ graphics. Version 8.49.7 of the ATI Catalyst Driver is now available for download via the ATI Catalyst Linux software suite at http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html.
The latest family of ATI FireGL products, introduced last year, continues to win praise across the globe after capturing Tom’s Hardware Guide’s prestigious “Editor’s Choice” award in addition to similar praise and awards from 3dprofessor.org, HotHardware.com, 3D Pro and Digital Arts magazine. In March 2008, AMD extended the product family with the launch of FireGL V7700, the first commercially available 3D workstation graphics card with DisplayPort support.