HD5870 availability ???

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Spacedust, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

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  2. G4DP macrumors 65816

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  3. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    The 6xxx series will be replacing it soon. Why sell the 5870 when ATI is ramping up 6xxx series cards?
     
  4. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    When has Apple ever released new graphics cards from ATI or Nvidia within a few months of them coming out in PC form? Never.

    They don't care about new cards coming out, they are happy to sell old cards until a new Mac Pro refresh comes around next year.
     
  5. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Not true.

    Apple got the Geforce 3 before anyone else back in the day.
     
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    Honestly waiting three months for a card that's been on the market since 2009 is ridiculous to say the least. Not to take over this thread. Please help put pressure on Apple, answer the poll on this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1036414
     
  8. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    Okay but it hasn't happened in a very long time, and especially not since they switched to intel. It is really sad, you would think that having the same platform as PCs would make it easier to bring video cards over. Yet it is still hard to persuade manufacturers to flash the cards for EFI.

    Stupid BIOS, it's so out of date and needs to die already.
     
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    That's impressive.
     

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