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News AMD launches FirePro 2270

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 31 Jan 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    Multi-monitor set-up with a singe DVI port?
     
  3. The Bodger

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    Nope... as stated in the article, that isn't a DVI port - its a DMS-59 port. It provides two DVI or VGA outputs on a single connector, and requires a suitable splitter cable plugged into it to provide the two standard monitor ports.

    One of the main reasons it is used is because the card needs to be thin enough to be installed in a single half - height card slot, and two DVI connectors would make the card too tall for this to be possible. The photo shows the card with a full - height metal backplate, but they are often delivered with both back plates in the box; useful for compact office machines such as the ones we have in our offices.
     
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    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Yes, using a Y-splitter you can get two monitors up and running. Works a treat as we use it on 2000+ PCs right now. With nVidia cards, mind you, as HP doesn't do AMD apparently.
    Price is about the same as for nVidia's Quadro NVS 295 which does pretty much the same. Good match I'd say.
     
  5. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    okay something I have always wondered is how do these cards differ from Radeon cards, surely what they mentioned a side from maybe the Cad work an integrated or radeon card could do the job? But ya how do these help CAD design like does it render the work differently?
     
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    saspro IT monkey

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    Better quality silicon, ecc memory etc

    A small artifact/glitch when gaming isn't a problem.
    A small glitch when rendering a house is.
     
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    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ah okay, I thought it had something to do along those lines but wasnt sure.
     
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    But the important question is - how does it handle Crysis? lol
     
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    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    not very well
     
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    asura jack of all trades

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    Rendering is almost always done on the CPU, there are a few (and increasing number) programs which allow GPU rendering but it isn't yet the norm. What these enterprise cards mainly do is improve the working frame (a lot in some cases) speeding up rotations/zooms/pans/etc. and improving the line quality - less stepped, smoother.
     
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