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ATI FirePro 2450  (Source: ATI)
New pro graphics card supports quad 1920 x 1200 LCDs

AMD has announced its latest professional ATI video card called the ATI FirePro 2450 multi-view. The card is a low profile, half-length graphics card that offers support for four monitors. The video card can support four different DVI or VGA monitors via dual VHDCI connectors and included breakout cables and adapters.

The card has a total of 512MB of GDDR3 memory and is a native PCI Express x16 unit. Support for DirectX 10.1 and PCI Express 2.0 is built-in. ATI says that the card consumes a maximum of 32W at full load and an average of 17W for 2D business usage. The quad monitors can be ran at a resolution of 1920 x 1200 each, making native 24-inch LCD resolution possible.

AMDs Janet Matsuda said in a statement, "The ATI FirePro 2450 offers the reliability professionals expect and the efficiency IT departments require. IT managers want a card they can test once, deploy virtually anywhere, and count on to run reliably. The low power consumption enables cool, energy-efficient operation, as well as superior reliability and longevity. The compact form factor can be deployed in nearly any system. This accelerator is perfect for customers who need more than two displays, such as in financial services and process control."

The FirePro 2450 graphics accelerator is available now for $499 from system integrators and channel partners around the world.

AMD recently finalized the spinoff of The Foundry Company and says that it may outsource the production of ATI GPUs to GlobalFoundries in the future.

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RE: Interesting port...
By omnicronx on 3/9/2009 1:01:14 PM , Rating: 5
Its meant for multidisplay.. and HDMI is not exactly the best solution for computer monitors either..

RE: Interesting port...
By omnicronx on 3/9/2009 1:01:50 PM , Rating: 2
Not to mention it is low profile, no chance of fitting 4 hdmi ports on there.

RE: Interesting port...
By quiksilvr on 3/9/2009 8:41:12 PM , Rating: 2
Mini HDMI? But I didn't know that port can output 4 DVI from one cable, that's pretty sweet (provided they give you the cables needed)

RE: Interesting port...
By scrapsma54 on 3/10/2009 3:45:41 AM , Rating: 2
Hdmi is as mini as it gets. Hdmi is too expensive in a work enviornment and is a just a useless drm thieves money maker. Not really needed because Business's don't have blu-ray players installed.

RE: Interesting port...
By omnicronx on 3/10/2009 12:51:03 PM , Rating: 2
Displayport will supersede DVI in the computer world, not HDMI. HDMI is meant for HD spec resolutions, not PC resolutions. They both have HDCP support, so this is really nothing to do with DRM though...

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