ATI FireGL V7350 Early Preview
Posted on: 03/20/2006 10:43 PM

HEXUS put up an ATI FireGL V7350 early preview

The V7350 is all about the 1GiB framebuffer, so I engineered a set of tests to stress vertex processing speed with multiple large meshes (as sorted and indexed vertex buffers, locked in card memory). A simple 10 instruction vertex shader was used to process vertices with basic LOD, and a smaller buffer was updated after processing just to stress writes.

As expected, the 1GiB framebuffer on the V7350 means significantly higher performance than a card with half the memory space. It sounds obvious, and it is, but the only reason to consider a V7350 is if you profile your memory usage (system and VGA) and find you're consistently hitting memory pressure limits on a smaller framebuffer board.

ATI FireGL V7350 Early Preview

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