Excerpt: As of today, AMD has a new set of high-end professional GPUs available -- and a new shot at the professional GPU crown. It's a move the company hopes will allow it to take a greater share of the professional 3D business. AMD's battle against Nvidia in the professional graphics market is similar to the company's struggles against Intel ten years ago.
Pros: Great performance in PTC Creo, Cutting-edge features, Might be competitive with further driver optimizations
Cons: Not competitive now, Overpriced, even for its market segment, Often beaten by GPU 1/5th its price
AMD Firepro W8000 and W9000 Professional Graphics Cards Reviewed
10 August 2012
Summary: At the end of the day AMD has brought more power to CAD/CAE and Media & Entertainment professionals. If you are looking to speed up your 3D renderings in order to get visualizations you need when you want them, then take a look at these cards!