1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

AMD FirePro V4900

Michael Larabel

Published on 1 November 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 10 - Comment On This Article

AMD is announcing today a new FirePro workstation graphics card. What is being announced is not a new ultra high-end creation, but instead it's a new entry-level graphics card to fit in between the FirePro V4800 and FirePro V5800 / V5900: it's the AMD FirePro V4900. The FirePro V4900 will retail for less than $200 USD while offering up some nice capabilities for the price. Here is a launch-day look at the FirePro V4900 along with the first Linux benchmarks of this latest AMD workstation graphics creation.

Shortly before leaving for the Ubuntu-P Developer Summit in Orlando last week, a FirePro V4900 sample arrived from AMD along with this slide deck. There was just enough time to get these initial Linux tests completed and the article written.

There is still the usual FirePro benefits with the V4900: workstation application certification, three-year hardware warranty, greater technical support than the consumer-grade Radeon graphics cards, and a planned life cycle between two and five years. There are no fundamental changes with the V4900 compared to the other current-generation FirePro products, there is still Eyefinity, GDDR5 video memory, DisplayPort 1.2 / HDMI 1.4, etc.

The FirePro V4900 is designed to be the replacement for the FirePro V4800 as the FirePro V5900 and V7900 were to the V5800 and V7800, respectively. There is not any V3900 or any replacement for the low-end FirePro V3800. AMD describes this entry-level V4900 performance as being "ideal for small sub-assemblies / components for CAD/DCC" and "outstanding for AutoCAD, UGS NX, SolidWorks and EnSight." This graphics card is being hard launched today.

The FirePro V4900 is a Turks-based GPU. Turks is the codename for the Northern Islands GPU used in the consumer-grade Radeon HD 6570 and Radeon HD 6670 graphics cards. The planned life cycle for the V4900 is expected to be through the end of the 2012 calendar year. The AMD-provided slides also indicate the high-end FirePro V8800 and ultra high-end FirePro V900 will not be replaced until the second half of 2012. Those new FirePro products in 2012 will likely be based upon the Southern Islands graphics processors (what will be the Radeon HD 7000 consumer-grade line-up).

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  2. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
  3. AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
  4. Apotop Wi-Copy
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy, New Kernel Driver
  2. MSI: Update Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop
  3. NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D
  4. 15-Way GPU Comparison With Mesa 10.3 + Linux 3.17
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux 3.18-rc1 Released One Week Early With Many Changes
  2. The VC4 Gallium3D Driver Is Still Moving Along For The Raspberry Pi
  3. Direct3D 9 Support Might Land Within Mainline Mesa 3D Drivers
  4. OpenGL Preview Benchmarks For NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970
  5. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  6. Vitesse: Using LLVM To Speed Up Databases
  7. AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees
  8. Linux Testing Of The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  9. Qt 5.4 Now In Beta With Web, Bluetooth LE, Graphics Improvements
  10. AMD's Radeon R9 285 On Linux Offers Good OpenCL Performance
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support Mir/Wayland & KMS On Linux
  2. AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees
  3. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  4. Open-Source AMD Fusion E-350 Support Takes A Dive
  5. Upgrade to Kaveri, very slow VDPAU performance
  6. ChromeOS Drops Support For EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 File-Systems
  7. Lennart Poettering On The Open-Source Community: A Sick Place To Be In
  8. The Slides Announcing The New "AMDGPU" Kernel Driver