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    News - ATI launches FirePro V9800

    4GB frame-buffer and six DisplayPort connectors for the ultimate Eyefinity-workstation.
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    Re: News - ATI launches FirePro V9800

    What makes these cards so much more expensive in relation to the standard retail parts?, other than more memory.
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    Re: News - ATI launches FirePro V9800

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    What makes these cards so much more expensive in relation to the standard retail parts?, other than more memory.

    Seconded, what is the actual difference?

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    Re: News - ATI launches FirePro V9800

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    What makes these cards so much more expensive in relation to the standard retail parts?, other than more memory.
    Not a great deal, as far as I know.

    The frame buffers are usually larger, but that obviously doesn't justify the price tag. You also have the 3-pin DIN port, though I'm not sure what that's actually for.

    Otherwise, most of the differences are in the drivers. FirePro cards are optimised for pixel perfect accuracy and tuned to work exceptionally well with a very limited set of software products (CAD, etc). Apparently, you can perform a pretty good soft-mod on a Radeon card and turn it into the corresponding FirePro model, but I've never tried it myself.

    In short, you're paying for very good driver support.

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    Re: News - ATI launches FirePro V9800

    ATi logo .... yaaaaaaaay!

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    Re: News - ATI launches FirePro V9800

    Isnt the 3Pin DIN an external power supply ?

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    Re: News - ATI launches FirePro V9800

    I remember some old review saying the nvidia pro cars (the quadra) was not particularly good for games.

    Are these good for games? In fact, what are they good at? Why would someone buy a pro card over a gaming card and vice versa?

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    Re: News - ATI launches FirePro V9800

    I still remember at work seeing an invoice for 3 3870s a while back, so my company clearly doesn't see the benefit of the pro cards.

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