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NVIDIA working on GeForce GTX 285 for Mac Pro

updated 08:05 pm EDT, Wed April 29, 2009

NVIDIA GeForce for Mac Pro

NVIDIA is working on a high-end video card for the Mac Pro, the GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition, according to AppleInsider. The company has not yet disclosed complete details, but the component will be manufactured by EVGA and offer two dual-link DVI ports instead of a Mini DisplayPort. The GTX 285 allegedly will match the performance of its Windows variant, which features 240 processor cores and 1GB of GDDR3 memory with the standard configuration.

NVIDIA also offers the Quadro FX 4800 for the Mac Pro, with 1.5GB of onboard memory but only 192 graphics cores. The Quadro model also offers dual-link DVI connectors for a pair of 30-inch displays. Both products support the company's CUDA technology and the upcoming OpenCL standard that will be utilized in Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Pricing information for the GTX 285 remains unknown, although the Windows version carries a retail price of $400. The card should ship sometime in June.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It's about time

    the Mac is getting graphics cards that are on par with the Windows versions. It may end up costing Mac users more, but at least they'll have an option to get it. Hopefully OpenCL will take advantage of these cards. Now if the economy can get better, maybe more people will be able to purchase Mac Pros.

  1. LEStudios

    Joined: Dec 1969


    No Kidding!

    The much as I could afford was a $799 Mac mini. If get a loaded Mac Pro that will cost me at least $9,341!

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