- Minimum RAM: 512
ATI FirePro V4900 1 GB DDR5 DVI/2DisplayPort PCI-Express 2.1 x16 Video Card (100-505649) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Chipset: ATI FirePro V4900
- Video Memory: 1GB DDR5
- Memory Interface: 128-bit
- Bus: PCI-Express 2.1 x16
- Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600
- Memory Bandwidth: 64.0 GB/sec
- Connectors: DVI; 2x DisplayPort
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Update (July 4, 2012):
This card has pretty much met all of my expectations for a workstation graphics card, especially with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012. There are a few things about Eyefinity that I would like to mention though. Eyefinity three monitor support requires Windows Vista or better. So doing three monitors on Win XP is not supported.Read more ›
So, after much research, I bought the FirePro V4900 because it was fast and cheap (my Windows 7 64-bit Experience Index went from 6.8 using the Radeon to 7.1 using the FirePro). And, it fully supports 30-bit color. Just be forewarned that Windows 7 (and most other software) does not utilize 30-bit color, so you'll end up with 24-bit color (16 million colors) for most applications. However, if you have software that supports 30-bit color (e.g., Adobe PhotoShop CS6), the results are stunning!
P.S. Windows claims that it supports 32-bit color which is a misnomer. What it actually supports is 24-bit color plus an 8-bit aplha (non-color) channel. So 32-bit color in Windows is actually 24-bit color.
** UPDATE ** The latest patch-level of Adobe Lightroom (v4.4) now appears to support 30-bit color in the Develop module (it's still 24-bit color in the Library module). Since I do the vast majority of my work in Lightroom, this is indeed a welcomed improvement!
I only gave it three stars, though, because I bought it May 1, 2012. Today is December 2, 2013, and the card has died. The cooling fan has seized up. Of course, it's proprietary, so I can't just go down to the electronics shop and buy a replacement. I tried to contact AMD, but their support line is only open from noon to 6 my time (how do I get a job like THAT?). Their voice greeting also says all RMAs are handled over the web only. I don't know if I can get just the fan replaced, or if I have to get the whole thing replaced. I'm very disappointed. While it worked, it was amazing. But a $150 video card should last longer than 19 months. Or, if the fan is prone to failure, it should be user serviceable/replaceable.
Easy 5 minute swap, no external power needed.
Downloaded the latest driver from ATI ahead of time / shut down / unplugged everything / brought to static free workbench / changed cards / buttoned up and fired up. W7 Pro (64bit) found new hardware. Deleted & Uninstalled all NVIDIA drivers, then ran ATI driver / rebooted and was back in business.
Recalibrated Windows Performance score - went from 4.8 to 7.1.
Card is very quiet.
Noticeable improvement in Photoshop CS6.
Good inexpensive investment!
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