The AMD ATI FirePro V8750 costs £1,099 plus VAT, or $1,799 in the US.
AMD has also added support for its workstation-class graphics cards to its CrossFire technology, which enables creatives to put two graphics boards in a single workstation to boost 3D graphics performance. CrossFire Pro requires coupling the cards using an interconnect cable, and supports AMD's mid-range and higher boards, including the ATI FirePro V5700, V7750, V8700, and V8750.
The new ATI FirePro S400 Synchronization Module provides framelock and genlock synchronization for high-end broadcast and video editing suites.
Genlock enables video and graphics feeds from various devices -- such as cameras, recorders, mixers, keyers and more -- to 'lock' to an externally generated signal, helping avoid jumping, flicker or scan lines that commonly arise when switching video sources. Framelock synchronizes display output and 3D rendering across multiple graphics cards resulting in a smooth output across multiple displays or video projectors to create a smooth virtual canvas.
The ATI FirePro S400 is a single card with a dedicated processor capable of supporting clock-accurate, simultaneous GPU synchronization for genlock, and framelock functionality by combining synchronized display output and simultaneous 3D buffer swapping
The S400 fits into any PCI or PCI Express slot and supports up to four workstation graphics cards. The upgradeable firmware is designed to allow future updates to be deployed without requiring internal access to the host computer, saving time and effort by allowing updates to be deployed in the field.
The ATI FirePro 400 costs £479 plus VAT, or $799 in the US.