10-bit graphics card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cube, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. cube macrumors G5

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    There's NO 10-bit graphics card for the Mac Pro??
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    I can't tell you if there isnt...

    But I can tell you what there is


    Nvidia 7300GT
    Nvidia 8800GT
    Nvidia 285GTX
    Nvidia GT120

    ATI X1900
    ATI 3870
    ATI 4870
     
  3. frimple macrumors 6502

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    10 bit you say? .... what?! Are we going back to 1999?
     
  4. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    I thought most current cards did support it, a lot of the more expensive monitors do, but there's no software pathway for it except on specialized stuff?
     
  5. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    The only one I can think of, is the nVidia Quadro 4800 that works in a Mac. ;)

    Check the datasheet, 2nd page, 3rd heading down. :D

    Not exactly cheap though, as the MSRP is $1699USD.
     
  7. Cindori macrumors 68040

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  8. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Well, at $1699USD, no wonder. :D :p
     
  9. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    That's not the Mac Edition datasheet. I read that for Mac, only 8-bit is supported.
     
  10. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    The Mac version's data sheet didn't say one way or the other, so I checked the PC data sheet, which shows 10bit per support.

    I figured they didn't actually break that on the Mac side. :rolleyes: How foolish of me. :eek: :D :p

    BTW, how did you confirm this was the case?
     
  11. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    There was some ranting at engadget. OSX had a limitation and I don't see any news for any Leopard.
     
  12. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I'll see if I can find it.

    It might be worth sending an email off to nVidia to see what they have to say about it. There's a good chance they'd answer it. :eek: :p
     

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