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The extra cost is justified, there's a lot of RnD that goes into making these cards function perfectly with the Mac EFI, displays, etc. and the amount that they'll sell is significantly less than a standard card. I'm surprised to see it so cheap, actually.
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I don't get the point of this card? What is it used for that the stock gpu can't handle?

I mean you can't play BF3 or Crysis 3 or really any other game (at least not one warranting a gtx 680) on a mac so why would one spend $600 on a gaming card?
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I don't get the point of this card? What is it used for that the stock gpu can't handle?

I mean you can't play BF3 or Crysis 3 or really any other game (at least not one warranting a gtx 680) on a mac so why would one spend $600 on a gaming card?
Considering the standard stock GPU on a mac pro is a 5770, quite a lot, especially 3d modeling/CAD, and compute.
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post #24 of 24
Uh, Winodws in bootcamp for games? CAD? Various other professional applications?

Most normal cards already do work tho minus some minor incompatibilties here and there.
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