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ATI FirePro M7740

ATI FirePro M7740

The AMD ATI FirePro M7740 is a high-end professional graphics adapter for laptops. It suppports certified drivers for professional CAD (Computer aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) applications. In addition to the guarantee that these programs run flawlessly, the driver and BIOS are also optimized for OpenGL performance and even enables a few professional features in the GPU (e.g., anti-aliasing).

The core of the FirePro M7740 is based on the consumer Mobility Radeon HD 4860 under the RV740 architecture. The GPU is produced at TSMC in 40nm and offers 640 (or 128 5-D) unified shaders that support DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.1. As for graphics memory, the card supports up to 1 GB of GDDR5 with a 128 bit memory bus. Due to the relatively fast speeds from GDDR5, the relatively small memory bus should not be a noticeable bottle neck.

The ATI FirePro / FireGL M7740 was introduced in the Dell Precision M6400 mobile workstation as an alternative to the already available Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M. AMD was able to compare both graphics cards in a subset of the SPECviewperf 10 OpenGL benchmark. The FirePro M7740 in the Dell Precision M6400 was compared to an Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M in an HP 8730w. According to AMD, the M7740 won in 8 subsets of the benchmark (ugnx-01, tcvis-01, sw-02, proe-04, maya-02, ensight-03, 3dsmax-04) and in the Composite Score (approx. 75 versus 63).

Compared to desktop workstation cards, the M7740 should perform better than the FirePro V7750, the latter of which includes only 320 stream processors and GDDR3 memory.

Like the Mobility Radeon HD 4860, the Mobility Fire Pro M7740 features the UVD 2 video processor for decoding of HD video streams. The GPU should be fully compliant to Blu-ray specs with the possibility to decode up two streams simultaneously.

ManufacturerATI
FirePro M7000 Series

FirePro M7820

800 @ 700 MHz128 Bit @ 1000 MHz
FirePro M7740 640 @ 650 MHz128 Bit @ 1000 MHz
CodenameRV740
ArchitectureTerascale 1
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed *650 MHz
Memory Speed *1000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Transistors826 Million
technology40 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 3.1
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement04.08.2009
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/workstati...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5818      avg: 5896 (11%)     median: 5896 (11%)     max: 5974 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6551      avg: 6626 (14%)     median: 6626 (14%)     max: 6701 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 11990      avg: 12109.5 (32%)     median: 12109.5 (32%)     max: 12229 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 17192      avg: 17192 (47%)     median: 17192 (47%)     max: 17192 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 40427      avg: 40427 (27%)     median: 40427 (27%)     max: 40427 Points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 48.21      avg: 48.2 (100%)     median: 48.2 (100%)     max: 48.21 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 37.89      avg: 37.9 (80%)     median: 37.9 (80%)     max: 37.89 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 46.72      avg: 46.7 (99%)     median: 46.7 (99%)     max: 46.72 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 186.59      avg: 186.6 (100%)     median: 186.6 (100%)     max: 186.59 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 45.11      avg: 45.1 (88%)     median: 45.1 (88%)     max: 45.11 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 33.66      avg: 33.7 (87%)     median: 33.7 (87%)     max: 33.66 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 48.9      avg: 48.9 (100%)     median: 48.9 (100%)     max: 48.9 fps
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6516      avg: 6663.5 (46%)     median: 6663.5 (46%)     max: 6811 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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Notebook reviews with ATI FirePro M7740 graphics card

Dell Precision M6500: Intel Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
  Review » Hands-On: Dell Precision M6500 Workstation

  External Review » Dell Precision M6500

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-17)