CAD Workstations - FireGL 3D Video by Sam C. Chan

The ATI FireGL line has been officially EOL since June 30, 2010.

This document provides highly technical information for CAD designers and engineers in configuring their professional workstations. A feature comparison matrix is followed by detailed technical specifications. Links to manufacturer's official pages are provided, for each model.

ATI FireGL Visualization Series GL2 Video Cards for 3D CAD Workstations
Compiled by Bravo Technology Center - Last Updated: October 2, 2007

  V3300 V3350 V3400 V5200 V7200 V7300 V7350
MSRP $289 $349 $399 $799 $1279 $1599 $1899

Memory (MB)

128 256 128 256 256 512 1024
Memory Technology DDR2 GDDR-3

Memory Controller Interface

64-bit 256-bit ring bus 512-bit ring bus

Memory Bandwidth

6.4GB/s 16.0GB/s 22.4GB/s 41.6GB/s
Ultra Threaded Architecture Yes
Geometry Engines 2 2 5 5 8
Vertices per second 300M 300M 625M 750M 1200M
Pixel Shader Processors 4 4 12 12 16
Pixel Operations 2.4G/s 2.4G/s 6.0G/s 7.2G/s 9.6G/s
Shader Model Support 3.0
10-bit Display Pipeline Yes
16-bit per RGB color component HDR output Yes
Per Pixel Color Component Output 8/10/16-bit
Display Connectors 2x DVI-I
Dual Link DVI - - 1 2 2 2 2
Stereo 3D Output - - - - Yes Yes Yes
HD Component V-out - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Technical Specifications

  • Powered by advanced ATI FireGL™ Graphics Processor Unit (GPU)
  • Scalable ultra-threaded architecture with dynamic branching and parallel processing
  • Multiple parallel geometry engines and pixel shader processors
  • Full Shader Model 3.0 support for vertex and pixel shaders
  • Up to 1GB GDDR3 graphics memory and 512-bit ring-bus memory controller
  • 128-bit full floating point precision
  • Native high bandwidth PCI Express x16 lane support
Display Capabilities
  • Dual DVI-I outputs support any combination of digital and analog displays (adapters included)
  • Independent multi-monitor resolution and refresh rate selection
  • Dual Link outputs ideal for driving 30-inch cinema / widescreen (2560 x 1600) displays
  • Max. individual Dual Link output: ultra-high resolutions up to 9 Megapixels (3840 x 2400)
  • Individual Dual Link output capable of ultra-high resolutions up to 9 Megapixels (3840 x 2400)
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) rendering with 8/10/16-bit per RGB color component support
  • Full 10-bit precision display pipeline
  • Advanced support for 8-bit, 10-bit, and 16-bit per RGB color component”
  • Stereoscopic 3D output connector with quad buffer support
  • Dual VGA analog support
  • HD Component Video (YPrPb) output (excluding V3300, V3350)
API and OS Support
  • OpenGL® 2.0 with OpenGL Shading Language
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 with DX9 HLSL
  • Windows® XP, Windows XP64, and Windows 2000
  • Linux® 32 and Linux 64
  • Windows® Vista™ Ready
System Requirements
  • PCI Express® based workstation with available x16 lane graphics slot
  • Connection to the system power supply (V7200, V7300, and V7350 only, adaptor included)
  • V7000 models occupy 2x slots on the backplane (thickness of components + vent)
  • 350-Watt power supply or greater (450W required for V7300 and V7350)
  • 512MB of system memory minimum (realistically 2GB ~ 4GB)
Warranty and Support
  • Enterprise class support
  • Three year limited product repair/replacement warranty
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