Based on ATI’s award-winning scalable workstation graphics architecture, this turbo-charged graphics board delivers the industry’s fastest 3D performance for products under $1000.
The FireGL X2-256t is capable of handling users’ most demanding projects when running high-end 3D applications based on OpenGL and DirectX 9. Featuring increased engine and memory speeds, plus a redesigned board with a performance-enhancing copper fan, the FireGL X2-256t delivers up to 25% more processing power than its predecessor. Four geometry engines and eight parallel rendering pipelines power the board which comes with 256MB of graphics memory and dual DVI-I connectors. The FireGL X2-256t delivers fast 3D performance, superior quality imaging and ISV certification for professional applications such as 3dsmax, SolidWorks, MicroStation, Maya, and Softimage XSI.
â€œWith performance that rivals competitive products costing twice as much, the FireGL X2-256t features advanced pixel shader support and the ability to render complex models, scenes and effects in real-time,â€ said Dinesh Sharma, Director, Workstation Products, ATI Technologies. â€œThis turbo-charged accelerator enables 3D professionals to speed up their production pipeline, delivering high-end performance and ISV certification for sophisticated CAD (computer aided design), solid modeling, DCC (digital content creation) and visual simulation applications.â€
The FireGL X2-256t has an MSRP of US $899 and will be available later this month through workstation OEMs, system integrators and value added resellers. The FireGL X2-256t joins the existing products in the FireGL family including the entry-level FireGL T2-128, the mid-range FireGLâ„¢ Z1-128, the FireGL X1-128 and the MOBILITY FireGL T2 processor for mobile workstations.