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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:54 PM   #51
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:56 PM   #52
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Why wasn't the fact the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 started working in Mountain Lion worth a front-page news story? That card has been working well for many people (myself included) for the past few months.

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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:58 PM   #53
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Bit late, 8000-Series is looming.
No, just Apple's plan..buy them up cheap and stick it to the user's who have been waiting years for an upgrade (that's already a year old)...ha
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 07:00 PM   #54
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Mac Mini Quad Core

I spent two years waiting for a Mac Pro...what a waste. I finally bought the new Mac Mini Quad-Core with Fusion Drive and I am loving it. ($1k + $70 on amazon to get 16 GB RAM)

Not saying its a real Mac Pro replacement, just that if you think you want a Mac Pro but don't really need it and/or are tired of waiting... get the new Mac Mini! You wont regret it.

I do lots of work in FCP X, PhotoShop, Handbrake...etc and the results have been incredible. I am very satisfied with the purchase and am no longer itching for the Pro to be updated. What a joke that has been.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 07:45 PM   #55
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I spent two years waiting for a Mac Pro...what a waste. I finally bought the new Mac Mini Quad-Core with Fusion Drive and I am loving it. ($1k + $70 on amazon to get 16 GB RAM)

Not saying its a real Mac Pro replacement, just that if you think you want a Mac Pro but don't really need it and/or are tired of waiting... get the new Mac Mini! You wont regret it.

I do lots of work in FCP X, PhotoShop, Handbrake...etc and the results have been incredible. I am very satisfied with the purchase and am no longer itching for the Pro to be updated. What a joke that has been.
Interesting. I was ready to go mini until they yanked the graphics. Your experience sounds positive though. How does it handle Motion and the like that traditionally have leaned on discrete graphics for fast renders?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 07:54 PM   #56
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I'm looking forward to the new ultrathin Mac Pro.
Yes! I am sick and tired of Mac Pros being so big.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 07:55 PM   #57
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How much of the delay of new graphics cards is due to the time required to design stable drivers (aside from having a new mac pro to place the hardware in)?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:14 PM   #58
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I'm looking forward to the new ultrathin Mac Pro.
Aren't those going on sale this Friday?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:15 PM   #59
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:15 PM   #60
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How much of the delay of new graphics cards is due to the time required to design stable drivers (aside from having a new mac pro to place the hardware in)?
I'm not anticipating a new Mac Pro until NAB 2013, at the earliest - latest, WWDC 2013.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:15 PM   #61
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Ah. The Radeon HD 7000, as opposed to the Radeon 7000 from early 2000's.
which I just received in the mail today...was going to put it in a Cube. Well no OSX 10.8.3 on it then ...
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:50 PM   #62
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Tahiti?

What, did Apple license the trademark from Turtle Beach or something?


...which, when I think about it, would be pretty cool. TB had kickass addon hardware back in the day, before they went all headset-y. Loved me some Maui-- got one in my ol' Pentium 2 here.

/lawn, off, etc.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:04 PM   #63
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Interesting. I was ready to go mini until they yanked the graphics. Your experience sounds positive though. How does it handle Motion and the like that traditionally have leaned on discrete graphics for fast renders?
It too was so upset when they pulled the discrete graphics. But I was tired of waiting so bought it anyway.

It handles motion fine. Not great, just fine. Again, I'm not doing professional work with it. Call it a hobby.

The Quad-Core and fusion drive have been great and the Intel 4000 has far exceeded my expectations.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:06 PM   #64
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Yawn.


The AMD HD 7000 series came out in FEBRUARY.

Apple is ALWAYS a day late and a dollar short with video card support. It's embarrassing.

Like antster94 pointed out, the 8000's are on the horizon. So.... one can reasonably assume it will take Apple at least 10 months to add support for those new cards.

Oh...... and the icing on the cake should be when Apple offers an AMD Radeon HD 7970 for something outrageous like $599.00.
Know whats worse? Apple consumers willingly putting up with this.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:13 PM   #65
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Interesting. I was ready to go mini until they yanked the graphics. Your experience sounds positive though. How does it handle Motion and the like that traditionally have leaned on discrete graphics for fast renders?
See some tests here:
http://www.barefeats.com/minivim.html

CPU is screaming fast, GPU is slower. Buy the mini, and if you hate it sell it when (*if) the Pro's ever come out. The re-sell on the Mini's is solid.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:22 PM   #66
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No, it's an external hard disk.
...whose manufacturer, Macally, has shockingly not yet been sued by Apple for infringement of trade dress. Maybe because they're a Mac accessory maker and not a competing platform?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:59 PM   #67
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Yes! I am sick and tired of Mac Pros being so big.
Try growing some muscles. If the Mac Pro is too big for you get the best toy computer on the planet, a base mini.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:00 PM   #68
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If granny can't use it, then it's stupid.

I love how some people go on and on about how Apple is the Porsche, Mercedes Benz, BMW, what have you of the PC world. How they're computers for people with taste and money.

But when you talk about the one machine Apple makes that's truly the Porsche, BMW whatever of their lineup, they go on and on about how it's a waste of time because it isn't a computer for the average consumer.

It's like...you know...stupid.
You nailed it friend. It'd be like buying a 911 turbo with 300 hp. It's absurd that they can get a screen 1 year ahead of the rest of the market, but can't even maintain pace with most modern internals. I just don't get it.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:11 PM   #69
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Bit late, 8000-Series is looming.
Hardware not out = no drivers to be expected.

Apple don't sell 7000 series cards yet, so no driver yet in a currently shipping OS is hardly surprising.


Microsoft doesn't ship AMD 7000 series drivers either - if you want to bitch to someone about driver support, try AMD. There's nothing to stop them shipping a driver.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:17 PM   #70
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I've been thinking about getting a new GPU for my Mac Pro mostly because my current one is really loud but also because it's old/weak.

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Question for all you Mac Pro users...

I currently own the 2010 iMac 27", 2.93ghz, 1tb, 16gb model....

Do you think the new Mac Pros over a top end iMac is even worth it?!?!?
No unless you're really looking for Mac Pro expandability. But the '08 Mac Pro is a good deal
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:25 AM   #71
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Where the heck is iTunes 11?
Couldn't care less about iTunes, I don't use it at all.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:39 AM   #72
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Tahiti?

What, did Apple license the trademark from Turtle Beach or something?


...which, when I think about it, would be pretty cool. TB had kickass addon hardware back in the day, before they went all headset-y. Loved me some Maui-- got one in my ol' Pentium 2 here.

/lawn, off, etc.
Tahiti is AMD's code name for the HD 79xx.

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:59 AM   #73
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Rack mount is an enterprise feature, Apple really doesn't seem that interested in that space.
Rack-mount is also for professional media production, the Mac Pros target market.

i could use a rack-mount Mac Pro. I really hope they go in that direction.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 04:08 AM   #74
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[QUOTE=faroZ06;16378390]I've been thinking about getting a new GPU for my Mac Pro mostly because my current one is really loud but also because it's old/weak.[COLOR="#808080"]

Have a look on ebay for the PC GPU's with custom ROMs I have a 2Gb 285GTX and its pretty damn fast... and there are better options now...

from this guy... ebay link

My 2008 Mac Pro is still very fast for video / 3d work - 22Gb ram and SSD's help though.

But definitely looking forward to 2013 update.

I suspect it will..
Lose the Optical - possibly an option
Thunderbolt
16 Core.
New design

And as for all the people that say they will drop it... what do you think they are designing the iPads on? Not a Boxx or HP workstation! As Fast as the mobile devices are becoming workstations are magnitudes faster... and they will continue to be.
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If it's a real Pro machine, they can't afford to lose the optical drive and possibly even firewire ports...
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