ML DP gfx hints

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by initialsBB, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. initialsBB, Apr 20, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012

    initialsBB macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2010
    Netkas just posted his findings from the Developer Preview 3 of Mountain Lion, look like there are hints of drivers for AMD Radeon HD 77xx, 78xx and 79xx cards !

    If I understand correctly Apple has revamped the way they work gfx drivers in Mountain Lion (!). This and the new Intel ThunderBolt controller chips gives me good hope the Mac Pro is incoming (WWDC ?).
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    iMac will release soon with 7000 graphics, so this does not say a new Mac Pro is coming really
  3. 24Frames macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2012
    The iMacs use the laptop discrete GPUs.
    These are desktop cards, that could only be destined for Mac Pros.

    With luck Apple will sort out the OpenGL 3.2 implementation so that 3D Graphics Applications, such as Luxology modo, MAXON CINEMA 4D, Side Effects Houdini... can actually use it without needing to completely rewrite their viewport code!
  4. initialsBB thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2010
    But would the iMacs have 79xx (Tahiti) cards ?

    Edit: anwsered my own question , sorry, didn't even realise the iMacs have a 6970M option.

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