2 out of 3 gfx cards discontinued (Aussie Store)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Vylen, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    So yea...

    Actually, I don't even know why I was looking at graphics cards for the Mac Pro - I don't even own one. But every now and then I look them up.

    Anyway, the Australian store only has 3 cards:
    - EVGA GeForce GTX 285
    - NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 and
    - NVIDIA GeForce GT 120.

    The first two have suddenly been discontinued - they were available at least a couple days ago, so it could've happened during todays store update.

    I have checked the UK store, they're still available... can't check the US store right now cause it's down again.
    [EDIT] US store up - they still have them for delivery[/EDIT]

    Anyway - what do people think this means? (Aside from us Aussies getting the short end of the stick again :p)
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    Because the 200 Nvidia series and 4800 ATI series cards stopped manufacturing like 8 months ago.
     
  3. Vylen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Damn you and your logical answers!
     
  4. hexagonheat macrumors member

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    It's kind of hilarious actually in a weird way. I was trying to point out to someone on a blog the other day about how the cards Apple uses are marked up 200% when compared to an identical card you can buy in a retail store. I couldn't even find anyone selling the older cards anymore. Think about that, Apple's best gpu in their highest priced >$3K system is so old that they aren't even manufactured anymore.
     
  5. OZMP macrumors 6502

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    No 4870 available locally, US ones wont ship internationally, went through this the other day when my 8800gt died.

    Time to sell machine, build NAS, build cheap/powerful PC tower with W7
     

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