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post #71 of 152
It's really irritating when children come into threads like this and derail it. No one cares that you don't like Apple or think this is overpriced, you are clearly not the target market for this card, so why are you posting here?

I'm glad there is finally an option other than the 5770. Maybe gaming with a Mac won't be nearly as bad as it can be now.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

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.

This is absolutely irrelevant, it's not Apples card and you're not buying it anyway
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Can't you just put a normal card in there instead of this overpriced crap?

Yes, you just don't get boot screens. It's likely not released yet because the driver kext for it sits in 10.8.3 which hasn't been released but will be any time. AMD might have written a driver but it seems unlikely.
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

If Apple developed the 7950, then this would make sense. However, they buy it from AMD for cheap, then sell it to ******* for maximum $$$

Apple has nothing to do with it.
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Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post

I wonder if it can work with Snow Leopard. I wonder what the latest generation of AMD cards that can be used with SL is is?

No the last of those is the 5770/5870..and you still need to be 10.6.4 and above which means retail SL won't boot with them..
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post #73 of 152
It.Looks.So.Pretty.

Dear market, I want more white cards.
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It.Looks.So.Pretty.

Dear market, I want more white cards.

We need motherboards and video cards with white PCBs.

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post #75 of 152
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just annoyed when people continue to blame apple for the price of this sapphire card, who has no control over its pricing? Yeah, i suppose the apple owning market dictated the price, but it's not apple.

shame apple too for making WD charge more for their mac edition hard drives too. rolleyes.gif

Sapphire chooses this price because they can. The only thing Apple did to "produce" this card was create the market.

I think you are not aware of certain facts about the procedures of a contract. This is all done in the procurement department. Apple creates a contract and puts it up for bids within the companies of VGA manufacturers. Whichever company bids the lowest wins the contract. That's how the business world works. Please understand that. I work for a tech company and I know how purchases are done. The way you see it is that Sapphire manufactures the card and, Apple 'buy' it. Does not work that and never will.. Recall when Apple made a contract with AMD to buy their VGAs? Everything in a business world is done through contracting.
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post #76 of 152
What is exactly so hard about removing the plastic shroud from a reference card, spray-painting it whatever color you want and attaching it back on? It's going to have zero effect on performance because the shroud's entire job is to help guide the air and shield the circuitry, that's it.
post #77 of 152
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If that happens, that would the first AMD card in a Apple OEM rig for a while, they gone all Nvidia a few years ago AFAIK.

Nope, they've been offering 5770's or a 5870 in the Mac Pros since those cards release or just shortly after.


Last Nvidia consumer card Apple offered was the GTX 285.
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No they moved away from Nvidia around the 5000 series.

HD5770s are probably the most common mac pro cards around.

Ah, I got Mac Pro confused with MacBook Pro which have been Nvidia only for quite some time now.
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Whats the big deal, you can throw a modern nvidia card in a mac pro no problem, i've tested SLI 480's and a single 580 in my system, ran fine.

NOTE: i've skimmed through this thread and just would like to point out we will have to wait till the newest mountain lion version is released, as the current dev os for 10.8.whatevernumber they are on now is supposed to include native drivers for the 7XXX series, which i'm happy about, as most pro users have multiple monitors, and that extra bit of vram would help compared to what all is out there now.
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I think you are not aware of certain facts about the procedures of a contract. This is all done in the procurement department. Apple creates a contract and puts it up for bids within the companies of VGA manufacturers. Whichever company bids the lowest wins the contract. That's how the business world works. Please understand that. I work for a tech company and I know how purchases are done. The way you see it is that Sapphire manufactures the card and, Apple 'buy' it. Does not work that and never will.. Recall when Apple made a contract with AMD to buy their VGAs? Everything in a business world is done through contracting.

uh not really. Apple isnt selling this card through their store or with their Mac Pros. Nothing more than a licensing agreement to use "Mac (R)" on the label, and some white papers on what the firmware spec should be. Apple isnt buying anything from Sapphire. I think it's actually the other way around.

and i am familiar with the whole bidding process of contracts. The contracts you speak of are contracts for hardware to be included in their systems (i.e. Intel, Nvidia, etc.). Sapphire doesnt fit in this category.

I see it as Sapphire buys the rights to use Mac in their product name, probably also pays for working with OS X devs on support in OSX, and then manufacture and sell. According to another article on Tom's, the 7950 includes a switch to utilize support for PC BIOS (vs. Mac's EFI). I dont think apple would pay for that (in your example of contracts).
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