Next Generation GPU

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bigmat1201, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. bigmat1201 macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2008
    Will the next generation Apple compatible GPU probably be the ATI HD 6870? will it be the cost of the current generation ATI HD 5870? Any chance there will be a powerful next generation Nvidia gaming card coming out instead or along with the ATI card?


  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Nobody knows. Apple historically does not focus on gaming - and historically they switched GPU providers every generation (breaking that trend this time by using ATI instead of NVIDIA) but it's possible. However, anything we say is mere speculation, and will remain so for some time.
  3. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    I can pretty confidently say either that or the 6970.

    Absolutely no idea with NVidia. I haven't heard anything, and they've disappointed me so far.
  4. schulmaster macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2010
    The HD6870 would be a downgrade from their offered HD5870. The HD6970 is the replacement for the HD5870, and the HD6870 most nearly replaces the HD5850.

    Realistic: HD6970
    Hopeful: 2 X HD6970
    Can Always Pray: HD6990, or the will-be-outdated HD5970. (Dual GPU/ 1 PCB)

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