Quadro Fx 4800 For Mac Pro

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Nvidia on Monday announced that their high-end Quadro FX 4800 graphics card is now available for the Mac. The card is coming in May, 2009 and will be available for $1800 from Apple and select Mac. ANALYSIS: The Quadro 4000 was fast - much faster than the Radeon HD 5870 - but not as fast as the Quadro FX 4800 and GeForce GTX285. GRAPH LEGEND Q4000 = NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Q4800 = NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 (Mac edition) GTX285 = NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 (Mac edition) R5870 = ATI Radeon HD 5870 (CTO option for 2010 Mac Pro). VCQFX4800MACX16-PB NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 Ultra-High Performance PCI-Express Video Card for the Mac Pro (Early 2008, Early 2009 or Mid 2010 ONLY) Requires Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later. Includes 2 Dual-Link DVI connectors, 1.5GB GDDR3 RAM. ClubMac has the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 For Mac 1.5GB DDR3 PCIe Graphics Card listed for $1460. Other World Computing also has it listed on their site. ClubMac has the ATI Radeon HD 4870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro listed for $329.

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Other than Apple history of graphic drivers that they are just now trying to make up for... or that the 2.26 was a downgraded way to get more RAM installed...
The 12 core 2.93? I've seen Geekbench of dual 3.33's (SR-2 from EVGA) hit 30k.
I wonder if nVidia and Apple are going to 'sit this one out' or offer GTX 480 down the road.
It takes some extra work to add 2nd small PSU to provide 450W graphics power (2 x 8 and 2 x 6-pin) to go beyond using one somewhat good card.
nVidia does have some Quadro models in the wings with more RAM worth looking at.
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/16665
Do you or have you tried your hardware but running Windows instead? might be interesting to compare.

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Aug 22, 2010 11:49 AM