As another sign to suggest that the way of the future is indeed "DisplayPort" in terms of a new interface standard for computers to be connected to LCD displays etc. - AMD has just introduced the first 3D Workstation Graphics Card into the market with DisplayPort connectivity.
Reading over the official announcement from AMD, the ATI FireGL V7700 appears to carry specs near identical to that of the HD 3870, but unsurprisingly also carrying a very hefty price tag of $1,099 USD.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- March 31, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it is advancing application performance with stunning imagery through the introduction of the first commercially available 3D workstation graphics card with DisplayPort support. The ATI FireGL™ V7700 professional graphics accelerator provides superior rendering speed, 3D performance and color fidelity for Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC) and Medical Imaging professionals. ATI FireGL V7700 delivers the top-quality image quality needed to create photorealistic visualizations of real-world objects and environments -like the design concept for a new aircraft or a home remodel-by providing designers with The Ultimate Visual Experience™.
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