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Old Nov 16, 2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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NVIDIA Launches Quadro 4000 GPU for Mac Pro






NVIDIA today announced the release of the Quadro 4000 for Mac graphics card, bringing the company's cutting-edge Fermi architecture to Apple's Mac Pro professional workstation hardware.
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NVIDIA announced today the expansion of its award-winning line of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions to the Mac platform, bringing the computational and visualization breakthroughs enabled by NVIDIA Fermi architecture to Mac Pro users.

For professional users operating on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, this means the wait is over. The NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics processing unit (GPU) for Mac is optimized to accelerate workflows and drive a range of top professional applications.
Offering 256 CUDA processing cores and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, the Quadro 4000 for Mac is capable of processing 890 million triangles per second. System requirements include Mac OS X 10.6.5 running on a 2008, 2009, or 2010 Mac Pro, and the card carries a suggested retail price of $1,199. It will be available beginning "this month" from Apple and other authorized retailers.

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Old Nov 16, 2010, 03:49 PM   #2
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Yes, but will it run Crysis?

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Good to know someone hasn't given up on Mac Pro.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 03:51 PM   #3
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Awesome. But might struggle to pout one in my iMac...
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 03:52 PM   #6
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 03:53 PM   #7
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Yes, but will it run Crysis?

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Good to know someone hasn't given up on Mac Pro.
Honestly, it won't run it fine. Workstation cards suck for gaming.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 03:54 PM   #8
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Anybody know the retail on the PC version of this card? 1199 seems a bit steep...
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 03:54 PM   #9
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Wish I had $1199 to blow.

Wish I had a MacPro and $1199 to blow.

My Mac upgrade next summer/autumn can't come soon enough. I just wish I could decide on which machine to get.
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Folks, please learn to differentiate between workstation-class cards and regular video cards.

This is not for gaming. It's for quality over performance.

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Anybody know the retail on the PC version of this card? 1199 seems a bit steep...
About $800.
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Anybody know the retail on the PC version of this card? 1199 seems a bit steep...
The MSRP is $1,199, whether it is for Windows or Mac OS X.
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Anybody know the retail on the PC version of this card? 1199 seems a bit steep...
Engadget notes the PC-version is around $700 without any elaboration re: any differences. http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/16/n...o-the-mac-pro/
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It's not expensive.
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About $800
Well, that makes it feel a little less like they're trying to rip someone off...
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 03:57 PM   #15
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890 million triangles per second is an awful lot of triangles. Impressive
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 04:00 PM   #16
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Now if they could just get the NVidia drivers to work correctly...
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 04:00 PM   #17
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Makes me want to buy a Mac Pro!
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Well, that makes it feel a little less like they're trying to rip someone off...
Well, the Radeon 5870 is about $300 for PC folks, yet we still have to pay $450 plus tax. So by a similar margin, we Mac folks have to pay more for the Quadro card as well.
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Good to see some new Mac Pro options, even if it is only for the minority. After all, options are what is lacking in the Mac world.
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I've never seen a GFX card with that cable linking the front to the back. What's the deal with that anyway?
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Most graphics cards are designed for speed of rendering/low power consumption, while Professional cards are designed for the capability of high resource handling, they produce preciser images than gaming/consumer level GPU's. These cards are not for gaming.

We still don't get the best NVidia have to offer, the Quadro 6000
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I've never seen a GFX card with that cable linking the front to the back. What's the deal with that anyway?
I think it is a convenience handle for carrying it
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 04:09 PM   #24
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I think it is a convenience handle for carrying it
I'd say it's connecting the dvi/hdmi port to the card
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At last. This is the card I've been waiting for. This'll run Davinci Resolve for the Mac and After Effects CS5 very nicely instead of the dated and overpriced 4800.
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