ATI Radeon 4850 iMacs won't ship til 10.5.7

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tymbo, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Tymbo macrumors regular

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The new hardware will ship with a special build of 10.5.6 that'll have the drivers.
     
  3. Tymbo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I believe if you recheck the source for that, that actually only refers to ATI 4870 on the Mac Pro.
     
  4. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    Why can't it apply to the iMacs too then?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    So why do you need a different driver then?
     
  6. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Sale people claim its due to the high-demand of the ATI option .... don't believe that in the slightest since it was a 4 -6 weeks wait the moment it popped up on the store.
     
  7. nss.aries macrumors member

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    One week has passed, but it's still 4-6 week... why not 3-5? :p
     
  8. gasport macrumors 6502

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    I got the same story when I ordered the first day within 2 hours of the announcement. I called immediately when I say the shipping / delivery date and was told there was such a great demand that they needed to restock. I then asked if I changed back to the standard card could I get it faster. She said she did not think so. In any event, I have not heard that one person has received the iMac with the ATI Card. So I do not believe it is a supply problem as ATI could not be so far behind production in this economy.
     
  9. bvk macrumors newbie

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    Reeeeeally dumb question that I'm sure googling could answer... BUT, can you replace vid cards in the iMacs? I'm in need of an iMac NOW and am wondering if I could upgrade to the ATI in a year or so.

    Sorry, I'm coming from Mac Pro land.

    :D
     
  10. FoxHoundADAM macrumors regular

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    Not really as iMacs are essentialy laptops parts in a desktop shell. Ram can be added and f you are good you can update then HDD but that's about it. That's why this video card discussion is so critical to some people, me included.
     
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