Updated AMD FirePro Graphics Cards Now Available!
Great news Architects and CAD/CAM users! AMD has updated their FirePro graphics card line, and now you can get these high performance cards in any CTL vector workstation desktop or vector workstation laptop. AMD has moved on from the “V” series cards to the “W” series FirePro cards. The complete product line includes the W5000, W7000, W8000, and the W9000 products. The chart below from Anandtech shows the specifications of the different models.
The performance increase for the “W” series looks to be significant. Tom’s Hardware goes through a comprehensive benchmark comparison of the current FirePro vs Quadro and the older FirePro cards. As with any competing technology, the AMD and Nvidia offerings shine in different areas. Almost universally the new FirePro cards improve performance by at least a 20% over the older generation. This is very significant as the cards are at similar price points. The new FirePro “W” line is a big plus for the user and is an upgrade any professional should consider.
If you are looking to upgrade your graphic workstation for architecture or CAD/CAM, now is a great time to shop CTL and get the latest in video graphics technology. If you have more questions about our vector workstation desktop or laptops, or other CTL products, don’t hesitate to contact us at (800) 642-3087 x 246, and visit our website at ctl.net.