Sapphire Previews Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition Graphics Card for Mac Pro

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    As noted by Accelerate Your Mac and tonymacx86, German site PCGamesHardware.de reports [Google translation] that Hong Kong-based company Sapphire Technology is previewing its new Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition graphics card at CeBIT this week. The high-end card arrives following Apple's introduction of Radeon HD 7000-series drivers in OS X 10.8.3 betas last November, although the update has yet to be released to the public.
    Sapphire is reportedly planning to price the Radeon 7950 Mac Edition at $450.

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    Mac Pro news and rumors are beginning to pick up steam following Apple's promise last June that "new designs" of the workstation would be arriving in 2013. Last month, Apple ceased European sales of the current Mac Pro due to its non-compliance with new safety regulations, increasing the urgency of an update, while just yesterday a report surfaced about Apple-branded 2 TB solid-state drives for the Mac Pro.

    Article Link: Sapphire Previews Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition Graphics Card for Mac Pro
     
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    Just need the new mac pro to go with it! Get it sorted Apple!!!!
     
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    I just pre-ordered a bunch!

    I'm going to have the most expensive, Mac-based Bitcoin mining system, ever!
     
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    TWO Mac Pro based news items in under 24 hours?!?!:eek::eek:
     
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    This new mac pro is going to cost silly money, the top spec now is already £15k+ :(
     
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    Yep. And it will be marketed as the biggest and best computer and made in America.

    It will sell.
     
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    It won't fit in the current Mac Pro's in slot 1 ! Look at these large screws on the back.
     
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    I want one! Bet it wont be compatible with a 2009 mac pro tho
     
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    I was just about to buy a GTX 670 for my 2008 Mac Pro, is there any reason besides the EFI Boot screen that makes it's worth holding out for one of these? or should I just go for it.
     
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    Stop dreaming about the Mac Pro, folks.

    This fantastic new product just needs a long-enough external Thunderbolt enclosure with 400W external power supply. It would be the most expensive and awkward MacBook Air accessory. I'm salivating.
     
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    Question is what ports... thunderbolt confirmed?:confused:
     
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    Again, Apple DID NOT promise "new designs" of the Mac Pro in 2013.
     
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    What are you talking about? It's the same as the current HD 5870
     
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    What the heck is a
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    (In the quote in the news item)
     
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    Great, $450 for a Mac version, but the PC version lists at $320. Uh, thanks, Sapphire?
     
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    No idea. The quote is from google translate, so it could mean anything...
     
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    Cost of licensing with Apple. Do not blame Sapphire for Apple's high cost of Business.
     
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    PRAISE THE LORD AND HIS WONDERFUL WAYS.

    Seriously?

    I'm pretty sure it is. As long as you have OSX 10.8

    No. No graphics cards have thunderbolt. IMO it should be kitted out with Mini Displayport, which can be adapted to anything.

    Tim Cook himself said there was a Mac Pro redesign imminent for this year.

    Ripping off the Mac users. You can just stick the PC version in a MP anyway -.-

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    I'm pretty sure if you look at his quote, he simply said that there was something coming for pro users in response to a question about a Mac Pro. I don't think you will find he every used the words "Mac Pro". But I could be wrong...
     
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    I know he didn't specifically say Mac Pro, but something along the lines of a Mac Pro for Pro end users. Basically the same thing but sure :p
     
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    Something like that, I guess.
     

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