The AMD FirePro V9800 4GB Card
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Don’t worry, your V9800 card will have the name silk screened on correctly

The FirePro V9800 has the same basic design as the V8800 we saw previously with a svelte red-on-black color scheme.

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The V7800 is actually just a tiny bit longer, though has only a single slot cooler, while the V8800 and V9800 look identical from this angle.  

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The connections on the V9800 include six mini-DisplayPort connections and make the card very similar looking to the AMD Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics cards for the gaming market.    The 3-pin connection is used for 3D display synchronization.  

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The V9800 supports CrossFire for accelerating GPU performance while the other pin out is there for connecting to the FirePro S400 framelock/genlock card. 

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The power requirements are a single 6-pin PCIe and a single 8-pin PCIe connection.  

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In relation to the V8800 we reviewed much earlier in the year, the V9800 supports two additional displays and moves from full-size DisplayPort connections to mini-DisplayPort.  Obviously that raises the issue of display adapters…  

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And AMD has done well with the professional lineup of cards and in particular the V9800.  In the box with the graphics board there will be 1 active mini-DP to dual-link DVI adapter and 5 active mini-DP to single-link DVI adapters. 

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This will allow users to connect all six monitors to their displays right out of the box though five of them will only support resolutions as high as 1920×1200.  The single dual-link adapter will run the 30-in displays that are much more common in the professional world than the consumer one.  You can see in the shot above that the wire jungle will get pretty messy behind a fully decked out V9800 but the end result of 6 panels on a single board is worth the effort.

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