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[Engadget] AMD brings DisplayPort to pros with ATI FireGL V7700

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Hot on the heels of AMD's Radeon HD 3000 graphics card receiving its oh-so-coveted DisplayPort certification badge comes the firm's first DisplayPort-equipped card for the professionals in attendance. Hailed as the "first commercially available 3D workstation graphics card with DisplayPort support," the ATI FireGL V7700 sports a PCI Express 2.0 interface, 10-bit display engine, 512MB of onboard memory, dual-link DVI connector and a promise to handle CAD / DCC projects with ease. 'Course, we don't see you picking this one up just for kicks at $1,099, but those actually in need can place a gaping hole in their wallet in exchange for one next month.
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that's a good price for a FireGL :O
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What does DisplayPort do?
    
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What does DisplayPort do?
Think HDMI, except with more capabilities.
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Think HDMI, except with more capabilities.
HDMI = consumer electronics backed, must pay a royalty to use.
Display Port = Royalty free backed by the pc inducstry.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/04/v...ga-ports-good/
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I want to see the FireGL version of the HD3870X2. That would be quite a performance boost.
    
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would these fire GL cards do well in gaming?
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would these fire GL cards do well in gaming?
No.
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would these fire GL cards do well in gaming?
Nah they're rubbish for gaming. Well that card MIGHT compare to a 2600XT for gaming.
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