ATI announces FireGL X3-256
ATI has announced the FireGL X3-256 workstation graphics card. Here's a snippet from the press release:
MARKHAM, ON – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) continues to innovate for the large AGP market with the new FireGL™ X3-256 workstation graphics accelerator, which gives users an impressive list of professional features at an MSRP of $1099 USD. This new Visual Processing Unit (VPU) enables users to create complex visual effects and designs for customers working in Digital Content Creation (DCC), Computer-Assisted-Design (CAD), Pre-Visualization and Geographic-Information-Systems (GIS) and delivers a 30% increase in performance over the previous generation of FireGL products.
With 12 pixel pipelines and six vertex engines, the X3-256 appears to be based on ATI's Radeon X800 Pro GPU. However, unlike the X800, the X3-256 comes with dual DVI output ports.