updated 12:00 pm EST, Fri February 1, 2002
Steve Bakke notes that Apple's new Power Mac G4 may actually ship with a modified Geforcce 3 MX card:
"I just thought I would send in this tidbit. I spent some time looking at Apple info pages on the new G4 boxes, since I just bought the 933 system. According to Apple's tech info on the graphics card, the graphics chip used is an Nvidia NV17. This is what they are calling a "GeForce 4 MX" card. As it turns out, the GeForce 4MX is really a modified and re-branded GeForce 3 GPU. Check out the following quote from The Inquirer: 'NV 17 will use Geforce 4 MX brand. It is interesting to see that what we used to call Geforce 3 MX - the very own NV17 becomes Geforce 4 all of a sudden.'According to Nvidia's web page (), the NV17 is actually their mobile version of the GeForce 3 line. So while this card is a huge improvement, Mac users shouldn't be fooled into thinking they got something before the PC world."