Mac Graphics Cards

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by deanbo, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. deanbo macrumors regular

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    Considering that the Mac's graphics cards are now supposed to be virtually identical to the PC's, couldn't Apple just go to Sapphire, or GigaByte and buy some of their cards instead of designing their own?
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    Yes, they could. But why would they? That probably wouldn't make the cards much (if any) better, they would have to give the company a cut of the revenue, and they are obviously capable of doing it by themselves.
     
  3. eXan macrumors 601

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    Apple doesnt make their own graphics cards. They buy them from ATi and nVIDIA
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    That's only partially true. Apple has a hand in the development.
     
  5. g5_11 macrumors member

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    Graphics Cards

    They only pay to make a compatible version. Everything else is done by the other companies
     

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