Buy GTX 285 now or hope for new Nvidia card?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ShiftClick, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. ShiftClick macrumors regular

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    So I currently have a 2.66 quad core nehalem with the base GT120. I have to stay Nvidia graphics for work related applications. Should I bite the bullet now and pay for the discontinued GTX 285 or do you think there is a good chance that there will be a Nvidia replacement from a 3rd party or now that Apple is in their war with Adobe we are just screwed on new Nvidia graphics options?
     
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    Thanks for the link, looks like a lot of work to get there right now for the 480.

    No I work under 10.6.3 and while the GT 120 is technically the only card qualified I've been assured the gtx 285 is supported, and I'd like to have a bit of performance boost, should I decide to dabble in some games like Star Craft. Since the card has been discontinued its either sold out or being sold at full price everywhere and I don't really want to pay that much for older tech, but then I'm afraid if a qualified mac version of a 480 comes out it will take months to get the drivers to get it to run ideally. Sorry for the ramblin.
     

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