AMD FirePro V5800 and V3800 Review - Evergreen completes the sweep
FirePro 5800 and 3800 Graphics Cards
From a physical perspective, there isn't much to write home about for the new cards, but our readers need to see the goods, so here we go.
The FirePro V5800 is a pretty standard looking single slot card.
The connection configuration provides that much needed dual-link DVI connection to avoid REQUIRING people to use a DP-to-DVI adapter like the V8800 (which has been a pain for us).
The V5800 still supports CrossFire for multi-GPU acceleration.
This is important here - with a maximum power consumption of 75 watts or so the V5800 does not require any kind of external power.
The V3800 is a tiny card that appears to more at home in a $500 HP computer than in a high-end graphics workstation. Looks can be deceiving though so we'll see what kind of numbers it can put up.
Obviously the V3800 doesn't require any external power either - it has a max power consumption of about 45 watts.
Now, let's take a look at the competition we are going to throw at these cards and get started on the benchmarks!