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KingArthur
Mar 5, 2003, 02:27 PM
I know that nVidia is suppose to release their 6 new XForce chips this week (and maybe they already have, I don't know), but can anyone speculate when we will see them in Macs? These new chips are suppose to completely replace the current line of GForce chips, so will we be seeing the new ones replacing the Mac line of GForce chips? ATI is also suppose to be releasing 6 new cards this month, so I wonder how long it will take for those to make it to the Mac market, as well.

morlium
Mar 5, 2003, 02:32 PM
don't hold your breath.
i wouldn't expect to see them until 2004, at the very earliest.

Dont Hurt Me
Mar 5, 2003, 02:45 PM
where did you hear this. i was aware of the fx coming out and ati bumping up the 9700 to a faster clock but that was it.

KingArthur
Mar 5, 2003, 02:45 PM
Oh, I'm not holding my breath. I know how, although Apple is a leader in graphic rendering technology (all thanks to AltiVec), they are way behind in the graphics card market. I am betting we would see AGP 8x in the Macs before or when we see these cards in the Macs. I wouldn't doubt it if ATI releases a Mac card first. I do favor ATI although my roomate hates them b/c PC gaming companies usually only write drivers for nVidia chips, so Radeons tend to have less-than-par compatibility with PC games.

KingArthur
Mar 5, 2003, 03:38 PM
It is the Radeon 9800, 9600, and 9200 for ATI and GeForce FX 5200, 5600, and 5800 (sorry, for some reason, I thought they were called the XForce, lol).
Go here for more info: http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?datePublish=2003/03/04&pages=04&seq=13

Dont Hurt Me
Mar 5, 2003, 03:58 PM
Thanks, i tend to agree that ati's drivers for the mac are allways behind or being updated. My geforce3 has been a solid gamers card, but that fx is supposed to be worst then the first wind tunnels.

KingArthur
Mar 5, 2003, 04:24 PM
The FX5800 Ultra is suppose to be so horrible that nVidia is only going to fill the preorders and then scrap it. The other models are suppose to be so-so, but not super impressive. nVidia is already working on their next-gen chip to replace these ones as quickly as possible.

Dont Hurt Me
Mar 5, 2003, 04:33 PM
nice article, with ati updating everything,nvidea doing the same this summer should be fantastic. I see all the video cards being replaced in powermacs,imacs and if a 970 comes out with some of these new cards it will be all i could ask for. I can see it now a 1.8 ghz 970 with a 9800 videocard! Doom3! is summer here yet?

MrMacMan
Mar 5, 2003, 04:39 PM
nVida had problems with the Ultra... like noise... heat... um oh yeah that problem where the chip takes 2 slots instead of one...

:eek:

I heard the Ultra... it was loud, gave off Massive loads of heat and well was Killer at gaming. :rolleyes:

Dont Hurt Me
Mar 5, 2003, 04:48 PM
whats the difference between the fx and the fx ultra? anyone know. J.carmack of id did say the fx was very loud.

Computer_Phreak
Mar 5, 2003, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Dont Hurt Me
whats the difference between the fx and the fx ultra? anyone know. J.carmack of id did say the fx was very loud. ]

ultra has a faster GPU / RAM clock speed

aethier
Mar 5, 2003, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Dont Hurt Me
Thanks, i tend to agree that ati's drivers for the mac are allways behind or being updated. My geforce3 has been a solid gamers card, but that fx is supposed to be worst then the first wind tunnels.


YOu are quite right about that, on tomsharware they did a review of the fx. the also put a mp3 of the fan. it is LOUD!

aethier