GTX 285 - Shipping in 1-2 MONTHS?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Michael73, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2007
    OK, just finishing my business taxes for 2009 and realized that this year I won't have as many expenses ('09 was a start up year) in 2010. So, I'm looking into adding some items for my MP that I put off last year. Namely, a 30" ACD, more RAM and a GTX 285 (as an upgrade for my 8800 GT). The only issue is that I just noticed that the shipping time for the card is now 1-2 months!?! When did THAT happen?

    I thought the GTX 285 would be a good upgrade path over what I have. Right now I use Adobe CS4 Web Premium for creating web graphics mainly in Photoshop and Illustrator. I don't game (this is a work box after all) but I thought that as more and more programs come along that can take advantage of OpenCL this card would leave me sitting pretty.
  2. uujamchen macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2009
    Crucial!! I had planned on pulling-the-trigger on a second 30" ACD and upgrading from a GT120 to a GTX285 (honestly, got the okay from the wife), this definitely puts a slight delay in my plans...
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    OWC has 285's in stock if you need it now.

    To be honest, at this time I don't think the 285 will give you much speed boost over the 8800 in Adobe CS4 apps, but with more and more implemetation of OpenCL etc I guess it might have a difference with new apps.
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    the nvidia 200 series stoped manufacturing a long time ago.

    probably will never come back in stock. said 1-2months for several months afaik.
  5. frimple macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2008
    Denver, CO
    Man I hate it when my GTX285 takes 1-2 months to sip. :D
  6. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    i seriously wanna pick up a refurb 30acd so i can have dual .. and some more ram and then waiting for hopefully the 5000 series ati if apple updates it
  7. maghemi macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    The PC version of those cards are just as hard to get these days as well
  8. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Fermi will be out soon; hopefully we can get an Apple part immediately.
  9. Topper macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2007
    That's what I am hoping for but I am not holding my breath.
    The only hope of getting one is via EVGA.
    I hope they made enough money on the Mac Edition GTX 285 to bring out a Mac Edition GTX 480.
    Heck, I'm not greedy, I'll even take a GTX 470.
  10. Fast Shadow macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2004
    Hollywood, CA
    Considering nVidia's wonky behavior in core apps, I would go ATI if I were you.
  11. Topper macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2007
    My GTX 285 does just fine.
    Barefeats GPU Shootout, Round Two
    Bare Feats conclusion: "Though the new driver and OS release doesn't make the GeForce GTX 285 go faster, it continues to dominate in our extreme 3D tests and competes well with the Radeon HD 4870 in all but one Pro App Core Image test we tried. Therefore it wins the "best all around performance" award."
  12. mfletcher macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2009
    The US Apple Store has them in stock again. I ordered mine on Monday 15th. It shipped today.

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