ATI has introduced five new workstation graphics cards for CAD, DCC and the medical imaging market. The ATI FireGL V8650, FireGL V8600, FireGL V7600, FireGL V5600, and FireGL V3600 graphics boards are based on the the manufacturer's "next-generation GPU", we were told, with a new unified shader architecture and up to 320 individual stream processing units.
Prices for the cards reach from the V3600 and 256 MB of memory for $299 to the high-end V8650 for $2799, which holds 2 GB. The V8600 (1 GB) sells for $1899, the V7600 (512 MB) for $999 and the V5600 (512 MB) for $599. AMD said that the new cards will begin shipping in September.