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[dvHW] 8800GT now available for Apple Mac Pro

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NVIDIA today announced a GeForce 8800 GT upgrade kit is now available for the Apple Mac Pro computer.
Priced at $279, the GeForce 8800 GT upgrade kit allows first-generation Mac Pro users to optimize their Mac with the same powerful solution already available in second-generation Mac Pro systems to deliver powerful graphics processing for the most demanding professional and consumer applications.

“The computer is more visual than ever, and Mac users in particular demand an exceptional visual experience,†said Ujesh Desai, general manager of GeForce desktop GPU business at NVIDIA. “Adding a GeForce 8800 GT to the first-generation Mac Pro system will deliver a major graphics boost, resulting in faster processing for a complete range of visual computing applications.â€

The award-winning NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT features 112 high-powered processing cores and supports dual 30-inch Apple Cinema HD displays. Compatible with any Intel-based Mac Pro, the GeForce 8800 GT includes NVIDIA’s video processing technology which offloads H.264 decode enabling silky smooth playback of high-definition video.

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post #2 of 16
interesting indeed but pointless because there isn't many GREAT games.
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post #3 of 16
Would this make using OSX illegally easier? Not that someone should do it ofcourse, just asking.
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post #4 of 16
I guess that's a good thing considering you'll get great performance on all those games that run on OSX.....oh wait.......
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"But there's always Boot Camp!"
    
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Originally Posted by The Mad Mule View Post
"But there's always Boot Camp!"


what I never understood is why people would pay the extra money for a mac and then run windows on it
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post #7 of 16
If I'm not mistaken, anyone could have simply flashed a normal 8800GT they got for about half the price and stuck it in a Mac Pro.
Non-Apple HW running OSX will already run a normal 8800GT fine.
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post #8 of 16
I thought 8800GT for PC worked on mac, u just needed drivers that ran in OSX
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post #9 of 16
Wha? Just announced?

At work, we bought an 8800GT Mac Pro upgrade kit direct from Apple several weeks ago; it was even listed on their site then as well.
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Announced?

They were available on Mac Pros for a while now
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