ATI has introduced the FireGL V5000 workstation graphics accelerator for PCI Express systems, which offers dual-DVI connectors and 128MB of GDDR3 memory for $699 (around £400).

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ATI claims that the FireGL V5000 will bring top end functionality to a wider range of design professionals, thanks to its lower price, and doubles the performance of its predecessor.
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The full list of advanced features includes dual-DVI connectors for multiple displays, dual link support for 9Mp displays, stereo 3D capabilities with quad-buffered support, eight pixel pipelines, six geometry engines, increased sub-pixel precision and 128MB of GDDR3 memory.
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ATI also claims that the new card features a lower power consumption design. The FireGL V5000 cards are certified with Discreet 3dsmax, Maya, Softimage|XSI and SolidWorks.
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The FireGL V5000 is shipping today in the US. UK and European pricing and availability hasn