HD 3870 build-to-order?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MatchFrame, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. MatchFrame macrumors member

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    The 3870 will NOT be a build-to-order option at the Apple Store, will it?

    I'm fairly certain everyone thinks it will not be, but I just wanted to make sure before I made my mac pro purchase in the near future. Any possibility it would show up as an option?
     
  2. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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  3. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    So what does this mean as far as drivers and integration into the os? do you guys think that it will degrade that fuzzy feeling i get when i know that everything is supported by apple? id hate to have to be like PC users when i have to go to the manufactures website to get new driver updates / fireware updates.
     
  4. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    It means ATI will supply drivers to install. They did it with the X1900 G5 card and it screams along very nicely.
     
  5. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Mac OS X already have driver support for the Radeon HD 3800 series built-in.
     
  6. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    ATI has sold cards separate from Apple for along time, they know what they are doing.
     
  7. kabunaru Guest

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    Good for ATI. It's good to know that ATI supports Apple like this.
    When will NVidia do stuff like this? I don't think NVidia likes Apple as much as ATI.
     
  8. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    Nvidia doesn't make cards, they only make the graphics chips. It would be up to a vendor that makes the cards with Nvidia chips to make cards and drivers for the Mac.
     
  9. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    ok then I'm sold.
     

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