How does Apple Handle their Video Card Upgrades?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Gunga Din, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Gunga Din macrumors 6502

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    I know this was discussed somewhere before, I just can't find the damn thread.

    I want the 8800gt but I don't want to wait 3-5 weeks and honestly I don't need the 8800gt right away, the ATI will work fine for now. I just need the 8800gt when I switch my gaming needs over to the Mac when I stop using my PC or it dies.

    Question is, will the 8800gt be available in 6mo time or will they give you an upgrade kit option for a better card if it comes out? How do they work component upgrades, usually released with new machine revisions and thats it until they redo the mac pro again?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    A better card WON'T come out. Just buy the 8800 GT when you want to. Apple's not one for changing one component at a time.
     
  3. Sepharial macrumors newbie

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    The card can be ordered seperataly. I ordered one form apple.se and it says approx 8 days. The Ati card is worth like 100$ max (or even lower?) so i didnt bother that i would end up with a spare graphic card (or use it to drive more screens).

    Regards,

    Patrick J
     
  4. Gunga Din thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got ya thx.
     

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