ATI FireGL V7200
Besides FireGL V7350, the professional graphics cards line-up from ATI also offers a few solutions will less memory onboard. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to test the FireGL V7300 equipped with 512Mb of memory, however we got our hands on a FireGL V7200 with 256MB of memory.
The formal specifications of the FireGL V7200 are exactly the same as those of the FireGL V7350: the cards work at the same frequencies, feature the same number of pipelines and the width of their busses is the same also. Moreover, these two cards even look alike. You can see the difference only on the reverse side of the PCB: FireGL V7200 doesn’t have any memory chips there, unlike the top model. So, FireGL V7200 will be a solution for those professional users who do not need to store too many textures and who do not need a card with a lot of video memory.
As for the price point, the four times smaller amount of graphics memory has definitely had its positive effect on the price. Today FireGL V7200 sells in stores for about $800.