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Except the only thing this has to do with Apple is the licensing.

You should watch that. It's made primarily for a Hackintosh.

No it's made for Mac Pro's..Hackintoshes boot with bog standard BIOS or EFI..
 
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post #132 of 152
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No it's made for Mac Pro's..Hackintoshes boot with bog standard BIOS or EFI..

But still, it doesn't change the fact that Apple probably only get $5/card, and that's being generous.
    
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post #133 of 152
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Except the only thing this has to do with Apple is the licensing.

You should watch that. It's made primarily for a Hackintosh.

which is why its the apple extortion version
 
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post #134 of 152
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But still, it doesn't change the fact that Apple probably only get $5/card, and that's being generous.

I don't care what Apple gets..It's made for Mac Pro's, more for people that need boot screen's.
 
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post #135 of 152
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which is why its the apple extortion version
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But still, it doesn't change the fact that Apple probably only get $5/card, and that's being generous.

Sapphire are charging €250 more than normal 7950s because they can. It has nothing to do with Apple other than the licensing, which is probably $5 per card.

A good example of how licensing works can be in Gran Turismo or Forza. A baseball cap is £1-£3. A Ferrari baseball cap is £30-£40, so that should mean GT and FM should cost around £300 considering a game without licensed cars cost £50, but it doesn't because Ferrari (or Apple with the 7950) don't control the price.
    
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I think it would frustrate anyone to hear someone argue that something is better than something else when you know it isn't. Personally the stupid pop singamajigga's such as Justin Bieber annoy me most. Just sayin' ^^

not really annoyed by Bieber himself but I am really annoyed by his crazy fans.
to be honest he is more successful than most of us will ever be
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not really annoyed by Bieber himself but I am really annoyed by his crazy fans.
to be honest he is more successful than most of us will ever be

Kid bought a Ferrari before he could even drive. Call me jelly, but that's pretty whack.
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So... take an already existing product, gimp it, paint it white, and it somehow doubles in monetary value? Riiiight. And people wonder why OCN hates apple.

I am not sure that this is affair assessment. In PC based cards the cost for a 7950 is much lower. For Apple the price is actually reasonable when compared to other Apple based offerings. Now I agree the price is high but then again for the people on the Apple side that can use this, they are likely to pay this for it and benefit it gives them.
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I am not sure that this is affair assessment. In PC based cards the cost for a 7950 is much lower. For Apple the price is actually reasonable when compared to other Apple based offerings. Now I agree the price is high but then again for the people on the Apple side that can use this, they are likely to pay this for it and benefit it gives them.

It's not an Apple based offering, it's a Sapphire being offered to Mac users noting more or less. The only cards Apple sells are the 5770/5870 Quadro 4000. When nVidia get the K5000 for Mac going it will have nothing to do with Apple.

We have been using Fermi since 10.7 (really since 10.6.8) Kepler and 78XX since 10.8 and now 79XX and K5000 in 10.8.3. Just about every modern PC card is Plug-in-Play in a Mac Pro you just don't get a boot screen.

Apple has been busy writing drivers for cards they don't officially support it's the only thing that keeps people believing that there even will be a new Mac Pro. My new to me 4,1 Mac Pro will probably get a Gainward GTX 570 tonight.
 
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I am not sure that this is affair assessment. In PC based cards the cost for a 7950 is much lower. For Apple the price is actually reasonable when compared to other Apple based offerings. Now I agree the price is high but then again for the people on the Apple side that can use this, they are likely to pay this for it and benefit it gives them.

must be like how getting a SSD in a Mac used to be like a $500-800 upgrade.....must've been one golden ssd compared to our pathetic pc counterparts rolleyes.gif
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