HotHardware just got their hands on a few intriguing images that they thought we’d all be interested in checking out. What you see pictured below is Diamond Multimediaâ€™s VFX 2000 Series Professional Workstation graphics card, due to be launched in the coming weeks.
The Diamond VFX 2000 is based on AMDâ€™s ATI R600 GPU, but the cardâ€™s PCB has been modified from the standard HD 2900 XT reference design to support the workstation-class features inherent to the FireGL line of professional graphics cards. Due to issues stemming from the RIAAâ€™s lawsuit against Diamond and their MP3 Rio a few years, Diamond canâ€™t call these cards FireGLs, but they are fundamentally the same. Diamond Multimedia were actually the creators of the FireGL brand, but the company had to liquidate assets to pay their legal fees back then and unfortunately they are no longer able to use the brand.
We donâ€™t know what frequencies the GPU and RAM will operate at, but as you can see from the artwork, cards are equipped with 2GB of GDDR4 memory. Theyâ€™ll likely be most similar to ATIâ€™s high-end FireGL V8650, however.