GeForce 7800 announced for PC

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by eXan, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    "NVIDIA Launches GeForce 7800 GTX Graphics Chips

    As expected, PC graphics chip maker NVIDIA has officially launched its newest product, the GeForce 7800 GTX. Unlike some of NVIDIA's previous graphics chips which have had "paper" launches (announce the specs first with actual cards arriving a few months later), graphics cards for the GeForce 7800 GTX should be on sale now or very soon, according to an article at Tom's Hardware Guide. Specs for the card include eight vertex shading units, 24 pixel pipelines and SLI multiple card support. Prices for these cards will be on the high side with PNY offering a 1 Gig GeForce 7800 GTX for $679"

    I bet that card is great :eek: . How long will it take to make one for PowerMac?
  2. liquidtrance123 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2005
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Probably quite awhile as i dont see one being made for AGP slots. So far all i'm seeing are PCI-E 7800's. However if they do decide to come out with an AGP version i would only guess a few more months before it hits for mac.
  3. Chryx macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2002
    This is, as far as I'm concerned, potentially the biggest upside to OSX on x86.

    not needing custom PowerPC-firmwared graphics cards, just buy any old PCI-E thing with a supported chipset, and it'll work.
  4. carlos700 macrumors regular


    Dec 17, 2004
    Omaha, NE
    It is available now at, the 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX for $599. The same price as the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL. Although, current 7800 GTXs wont work in the current Power Mac G5.
  5. friarbayliff macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2004
    MN / IN
    Oh man.

    The scary thing it that it might be hard for me to resist buying that card, even at that price.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    Bay of Fundy
    who the hell needs 1GB of video ram? someone planning on running multiple instances of Motion 2? :cool:
  7. liquidtrance123 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2005
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    edit: nvm i actually read the entire thread. If they're offering a 1GB 7800GTX thats a ****ing steal compared to the huge price on the 512mb 6800.
  8. Little Endian macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2003
    Nividia has Confirmed previously in several articles (too lazy to find them) that the 7800 series will be made in AGP format. ATI has also stated that it's next generation R520 will be available in AGP format as well. Sure the PCI-E versions will ship first but the AGP versions are not far behind. I am pretty certain that the 7800 will make it to the mac and if not at least I am deffinitely certain that ATI will make it's R520 available for the mac.
  9. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
  10. SLCentral macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2004
    Princeton, NJ/Ithaca, NY
    Also important to note is the dual-link-DVI support, meaning PC users now have better access to the 30" Cinema Display. Before, they needed very expensive workstation they just need expensive gaming cards :p.
  11. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    This card is nice.

    So fast, even an Athlon 64 FX 55 has a hard time keeping up with it. :D

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