AAPL Stock: 110.78 ( + 0.4 )

Printed from

OS X 10.8.3 beta supports Radeon HD 7900-series chipsets

updated 10:26 am EST, Tue November 27, 2012

May hint at plans for updated Mac Pro

The first OS X 10.8.3 beta includes drivers for AMD's Radeon HD 7900-series video cards, the 7950 and 7970, notes The cards aren't in any current Macs; they're in fact based on AMD's new Graphics Core Next architecture, and are each equipped with 3GB of DDR5 RAM. It's believed that Apple could be including the drivers for the sake of a new Mac Pro.

CEO Tim Cook has promised that a new Pro will ship sometime next year. The current model is extremely outdated; even a performance bump in June gave the computer the Xeon E5645, a processor already two years old. Apple has steadily de-emphasized the professional side of its business during the past few years, for instance by killing off dedicated server hardware and devoting less effort to updating software like Logic and Final Cut.

by MacNN Staff





Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented