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ATI launches Radeon 9800 PRO Mac Special Edition

updated 09:10 am EST, Thu January 8, 2004

Radeon 9800 PRO Mac

the Radeon 9800 PRO Mac Special Edition. Designed exclusively for use with the high end Power Mac G5, the Radeon 9800 PRO Mac Special Edition offers 256MB of ultra fast DDR memory, with 680MHZ data rate and a core engine speed of 380 MHZ. The new GPU (graphics processing unit) is supported by drivers included within Mac OS X and offers a direct connection to Apple-branded displays through dual output ADC and DVI connectors. It will be available at the end of the month for $470.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    sweet

    only $200 more than the PC version.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    hmmm too costly

    so do I buy a new monitor, RAM, and HD upgrade or buy a Radeon 9800.
    seems way over priced.

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    re: sweet

    then don't buy it.

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    re :sweet (2)

    the only way ati will realize that we don't let them s**** us, is if we simply don't buy their overpriced baloney.

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    Send your comments

    to ATI's support page.

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    PC version isn't cheaper

    According to this page
    http://www.ati.com/buy/pricespcusa.html
    the PC version costs $499.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Only on G5's?

    I have the ATI 9800 128M with my dual G4.. I would love a 256M version but I guess that's not gonna happen =(

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    re: PC version

    But the PC version you mentioned has a faster engine clock and memory clock (9800 XT). The Mac version is a rebranded 9800 PRO which had an MSRP of $399. It has been EOL'd on the PC. ATI is basically selling us leftover inventory.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    hmm

    by highend g5 does that mean the top model or that describe the whole g5 line as well?

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