AMD Leads the Way at SIGGRAPH 2010 with Performance Gains and Comprehensive ISV Certifications

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LOS ANGELES — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 26, 2010 — Today at SIGGRAPH 2010, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that its latest generation of ATI FirePro™ professional graphics cards have received 47 application certifications from leading ISVs. In addition, a soon to be released beta driver is expected to deliver considerable performance gains on popular computer aided design (CAD) and digital content creation (DCC) applications over the previous generation. End-users will have the opportunity to experience the latest ATI FirePro professional graphics solutions at the show. Demonstrations will showcase an extensive ecosystem of software partners and customers that bring to life superior realism, workflow productivity and application performance.

“AMD is committed to delivering outstanding application performance in ATI FirePro graphics solutions,” said Janet Matsuda, senior director of AMD Professional Graphics. “For example, our latest driver update for ATI FirePro increases performance by as much as 81 percent1 over the previous generation, and in less than four months since the launch of our current generation of ATI FirePro graphics, nearly 50 applications have been certified.”

The new driver will offer users across the board performance increases for the latest generation ATI FirePro graphics on the LightWave 3D subset of the new SPECviewperf® 11 benchmark, with the entry-level ATI FirePro V3800 achieving a 62 percent performance gain and the ultra high-end ATI FirePro V8800 achieving an 81 percent gain, compared to the previous driver2. For more information on how ATI FirePro professional graphics measure up on SPECviewperf™ 10 and 11, please refer to this new AMD blog post.

Application certification for ATI FirePro hardware by leading publishers assures professionals these applications will perform reliably. Launched earlier this year, AMD’s latest ATI FirePro graphics3, including ATI FirePro V3800, V4800, V5800, V7800, V8800 and M7820, have received certification for 47 partner applications from ANSYS, Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, Luxology, PTC, Side Effects, Siemens PLM and others. For more information on the latest ISV certifications please click here.

Supporting Resources

  • For more detail on AMD’s presence at SIGGRAPH 2010, including partner and customer activity, please visit Command Your Creations
  • AMD @ Work blog post, Our Commitment to ATI FirePro™ Performance
  • Additional detail on ATI FirePro professional graphics can be found at
  • To receive regular updates on ATI FirePro, please follow us on Twitter @ATIFirePro

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1 Based on SPECviewperf® 11 benchmark scores as tested by AMD performance labs for using NewTek LightWave 3D® on ATIFirePro™ V8800. See endnote ii for system configuration and testing details.

2 Based on SPECviewperf® 11 benchmark scores as tested by AMD performance labs for using NewTek LightWave 3D® on ATI FirePro™ V3800, V4800, V5800, V7800 and V8800. Testing compared ATI FirePro™ graphics driver version 8.76.2 vs. version 8.723.6. Testing performed with the following configuration: HP Z400, Intel® Xeon® quad-core 1xW3570 @ 3.2 GHz, 4GB DDR3 memory, Microsoft® Windows® 7 64-bit.

3 Please note ATI FirePro professional graphics hardware requires various drivers to be installed when running ISV certified applications. Please visit the AMD ATI FirePro™ and ATI FireGL™ Certified Applications page to identify and download drivers.


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