The FirePro SDI-Link is already receiving support for manufacturers comparable to AJA, Bluefish444, Blackmagic Design, Deltacast, DVS and Matrox, because it enables the design of fully featured SDI- and GPU-based solutions with ultra-low-latency between select AMD pro graphics cards and third party SDI input/output products.
AMD may be showing the FirePro V7900 SDI (pictured), a brand new graphics card that’s the first to support AMD FirePro SDI-Link. The V7900 SDI could be certified as compatible with all five manufacturers providing PCIe cards offering advanced SDI video signal I/O capabilities. The V7900 SDI is designed specifically to deal with realtime professional video and broadcast graphics pipelines while delivering leading GPU performance present in other offerings in AMD’s FirePro line up.
The unit is the primary to leverage AMD’s DirectGMA technology to assist ensure system-level, low-latency synchronized data transfer between the AMD FirePro professional graphics and 3rd-party devices over the PCIe bus. AMD plans to deliver the FirePro V7900 SDI in October for $2499.