EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition Graphics Card for Mac Pro

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    Just two weeks after Sapphire introduced the Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition graphics card for the Mac Pro, EVGA today announced the launch of its GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition. Based on the popular year-old card for PCs, the new GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition carries 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and adds another high-end graphics option for current Mac Pro users.
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    EVGA did not announce pricing or a launch date in its press release, but Newegg.com is currently listing a $599.99 price tag and a launch date of April 8. The is compatible with Early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) and newer models with PCI Express 2.0, and requires OS X 10.8.3.

    Article Link: EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition Graphics Card for Mac Pro
     
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    That looks an awful lot like the EVGA GTX680 SC card I have in my MP3,1. If this "Mac Edition" has boot support, I wonder if you could copy the Bios across onto PC versions?
     
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    another money grab attempt by a third party hardware manufacturer
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Nice timing

    With a new Mac Pro on the way, this seems to be nifty timing for a release.
     
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    It supports bootcamp if you have 10.8.3
     
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    I know, I am using it right now, but have no boot menu support. Not that it matters much though...
     
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    The is also compatible with a noun.
     
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    All this hype, only for Apple to release the new Mac Pro with a soldered graphics card ;)
     
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    Are those card really PCIe v2, or are they just saying that because current MacPro offer only PCIe v2?

    It would be ridiculous for Apple to release a new MacPro with PCIe v3 and have these cards under perform compared to their normal form (PCIe v3 cards).

    Also a lot of these cards have standard support since 10.8.3, allowing Hackintosh builders easy installation, what problems are they trying to solve with these cards beside non standard power cables?
     
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    Good news, in any case.
     
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    The next mac pro will use 10.9 and this card might not the optimal for that.
     
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    This one is said to be compatible with the MacPro 3.1..!!

    And I'm expecting my 7950 any day... aarrgghhh
     
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    I just assume the card is actually PCI-E 3.0, but it's also compatible with PCI-E 2.0 Macs.

    Yea, I built a Hackintosh, and using an ASUS GTX680. Zero issue.
     
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    4 monitor support and still no thunderbolt. I'm sure some people would like to eventually use TB displays with their mac pros.
     
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    Great News! At least there is still renewed interest in Mac Pros and hope this trend continues. Though a bit pricey at $600 for a 2g card, still something to look forward to and smile. :)
     
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    Yes, how dare companies try to give us goods and services in exchange for money :)

    Seriously though, it's interesting to me that 2 companies released Mac Pro cards in such close proximity. Could this be a sign we're getting an actual new Mac Pro soon?
     
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    Hmm.. why is it only 2 GB...?
     
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    The 4GB uses a 6-pin and an 8-pin power supply, _officially_ drawing more power than the two 6-pins in the MacPro...
     
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    The price is a bit steep for a GTX 680.
     
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    I would to see an official support driver for this card to maximize the performance.
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    I think that's called "Capitalism". I'm just glad we're finally getting some choices for Video Cards.
     
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    I wonder if this card will work in PCI-E 2 speeds as opposed to what we're all currently stuck with in bootcamp (PCI-E 1 speeds).
     
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    I don't know either. Was hoping it would be 3g at that price. Maybe the manufacturers are considering the power supply usage.
     
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    It's the same on the Windows side for the 680.

    Edit:
    Okay, it seems there's both 2 GB and 4 GB versions of the 680 card for PC.

    "5. OpenGL 3.2 (4.3 in Windows) Support - Support for the most widely-used open graphics standard in the world."

    This is quite sad. OS X 10.9 maybe?
     
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    Haswell+.
     

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