Summary: I attended Siggraph this year and was viewing a demonstration of a machine with 4 Tesla K20 cards doing real-time rendering. The screen on the vendor's main display popped on with a similar scene and whipped around crisply and with almost no artifacts. one ATI Fire card outperformed four Tesla cards in real-time rendering.
Summary: This card is amazing. ATI's Linux drivers are not, and the Windows drivers are not much better. I've got nothing but trouble since I switched the underdog. Their OpenGL support is pitiful. Why would you make a great workstation card and skip the OpenGL support? To work around I'm using an archaic driver. If they ever fix them, I'll come back here and write a new review, until then go nVidia. Maybe then they'll get their heads in the game.
Summary: if its gonne ba 1500 dollar card, ill think the least they could do would give a lifetime parts/labor warranty. or then SLI two 768MB gddr3 whatevers and whoops its A$$ along with a lifetime warranty..
Summary: One of my Dad's Friends that does hard-core, I mean hardcore workstation stuff, he bought this card. And all he has to do now is clean the crap off the floor. He says this card is so fast, it renders so quickly, espically with more memory, that its the fastest workstation card on earth. And if you've got the money, I would deffenitly recommend this card to anyone that's into hard-core workstations.
Summary: I have been using this card on my system for CAD and Games and I think it is an excellent card, but there is one major problem in that AMD/ATI have decided not to support the card on Windows 7. So on applications that you would expect high performance graphics from the card, then you might become stuck. I am currently running with Windows 7 and using XP as an alternative for the applications that I have problems with.