When d the ATi 9700 ship?

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  1. dschlow macrumors newbie

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    Anyone have a clue when these bad boys are suppose to come out?
     
  2. Haberdasher macrumors regular

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    I was told close to Christmas, but that was heard from someone who I have no idea whether had accurate information or not. I'm in the position to buy one right now too, but it is so frustrating to not even find a place that MENTIONS that there is such a thing as a planned Mac 9700.

    Anyone else?
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Both Inside Mac Games and Maccentral have stated hat the 9700 wlll come to the Mac this fall. But that was stated on July 18....
     
  4. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    All i know is taht it is coming and boy, what a splash it will make. Any card that can oust the gf4ti from its throne of mainstream graphics superiority is ok in my book (nothing against the gf4ti).
     
  5. TMJ1974 macrumors member

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    What about the Radeon 9000 Pro

    When will the retail Radeon 9000 Pro/Mac version arrive ? That was suppose to be out in Sept, which is almost over.

    Has anyone seen these advertised anywhere ? That will be a great update to my quicksilver.

    Tim
     
  6. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Re: What about the Radeon 9000 Pro

    which quicksilver do u have? i have a 933.
     
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  8. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Yea a 9000 would be a great addition to ur system.
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It was supposed to be fall 2002 but because of demand on the PC side exceeding expectations, it could be a bit later or there might be just a trickle of the boards bound for Macs.
     
  10. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Yea, why are we at the bottom of the damn totem pole here? I mean, macs have an OS that needs a good graphics card, and no doubt OSX 10.3 (panther) will require something good for its next gen of quatrx extreme. C'mon, ATI, bring the mac cards out! Every Peecee owner on the planet now has a gf4ti (cept the smart ones that see they dont need the uber frame rates), so none will buy in the volumes mac buyers will buy cuz apple just happens to put middle end graphics cards in their rigs, so a replacement will be advised, especially for g4's that have older graphics cards, such as the first AGP G4.

    I also think the 9000 will sell like dollar per pound marijuana in Compton (hehe)
     
  11. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    Consider yourselves lucky...

    Why on earth don't they make these new graphics cards a standard size? Although they all fit nicely in the Towers, spare a thought for the Cube owners, like myself, who have a limited selection and supply of graphics cards that fit in the Cube chassis (nVidia GeForce 2 & 3, ATI Radeon Cube & Radeon 7500 are the only cards that fit in, and utilise the power of Quartz Extreme...).

    Because of the limited supply and massive demand for these cards, we Cube owners are paying through the teeth for technology that is no longer cutting edge. And I hate the idea of getting a second-hand card through eBay, only to find it DOA with no support.

    So come on, ATI and nVidia - give us a break. You make 'em, and we'll buy 'em.
     
  12. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Re: Consider yourselves lucky...

    Yeah imagine a cube with the uber graphics of the radeon 9700. But, i wonder, would it over heat the cube itself. I mean, all PC manufacturers are putting aluminium heatsinks on their R-9700's in they machines.

    Just a thought...
     
  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's all about volume. How many Mac owners are going to spend the money ($399) for a video card, great or otherwise? 1000? 10,000? 100,000? Not enough to be first. The only reason we get GeForce cards quickly is because Apple is doing the work, not nVidia.

    Compton...the biggest dropout rate in the country. What a city! The math and accounting classes must do well. :D
     
  14. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Yea nvidia jsut makes the cards, and apple pays them to sell them.... sheesh what a rip...
     

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