Nvidia Quadro 4000 appears on Apple Online Store (USA) [EDIT 3 Nov 12: Pulled again!]

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  2. goMac macrumors 603

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    2 gigs of VRAM.... Didn't OS X used to not support 2 gigs of VRAM?
     
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    "Currently unavailable" LMAO :D

    Apple seems to like teasing people by giving them new stuff but not shipping it
     
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Why even bother to add the cards when you can't buy them. :rolleyes:

    Same old Apple when it comes to using current graphics cards. *sigh*
     
  5. Major Reeves macrumors regular

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    No kidding.
     
  6. highdefw macrumors 6502

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    well at least it's there... Hopefully this thing gets full support.

    Waiting to try it out...
     
  7. RebootD macrumors 6502a

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    Another GFX upgrade tease? :D

    I'm sure many of you share these feelings but I've gone through the following stages since the 2010 release (and non-release of the 5870)

    Excited > Waning Patience > Confusion > Anger > Acceptance > Laughing About It
     
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    -Fixed
     
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    Single slot and 1x6 pin power connector which means that you can have two cards. Since SLI isn't supported in osX the second card can be used as a framebuffer or/and an additional cuda/open cl device. Just like the quadro fx 4800, although that one is double slot.
     
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    Well, the Mac version of the card hasn't even started shipping yet - you can't buy it anywhere.

    What's interesting though is that the PC version is available for around $760 at most vendors, putting the Mac-specific card at a $440 (58%!) price premium. Yikes. If that isn't price-gouging, I don't know what is.
     
  12. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    You would think $440 dollars would cover the addition of a couple of MDP connections.

    As it stands now you would need to buy adapters to use it with Apple Displays. :rolleyes:

    I love OS X but sometimes Apple just makes me shake my head at the stupidity they pull.
     
  13. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Honestly, you're still being gouged at $760 if you plan to only use it in OS X.
     
  14. RebootD macrumors 6502a

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    Wow um...forget that I said I was interested.

    So anyone else run x64 Windows 7 full time on their Mac Pro now? ;)
     
  15. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    ;)
    But still, if you want to use two 30" or two 27" displays, it gets (even more) expensive.
    But then you can always go with Dell displays, no adapters required. ;)

    I'm just wondering why Apple didn't adopt the standard design (2 display ports, single DVI). :confused:
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. If Adobe begins to support the Fermi-based Quadros in Premiere CS5 (for CUDA-accelerated Mercury Engine playback), that could very well be a viable reason to buy a Quadro 4000 on the Mac platform. Quadros do handle more simultaneous video streams in Premiere CS5 than their GeForce equivalents can.

    But outside of highly specialized cases such as the one above, CUDA is practically worthless in Mac OS and you might as well buy a consumer card.
     
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    It costs $2,000 and is not even in stock... great job nVidia! Way to create more sales...
     
  18. goMac macrumors 603

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    Honestly, this is a pretty crappy CUDA card. Both the GTX 480 and the Tesla stomp all over this card with regard to CUDA. Of course, neither is really supported on Mac.

    $1,200. Still not cheap, but not $2,000 worth of outrageous.
     
  19. Major Reeves macrumors regular

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    Been checking the price of the quadro 4000 around...
    $779 the pc one (newegg) while the mac version retails at $1199. *facepalm*
    I like osX and everything, but I don't see myself getting a new macpro if the situation continues. Even the hd5870 is 160€ more than the equivalent pc one.
    Should I mention the wait?
     
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    All you need to do is look at the state of the marginally new cards from Apple. Really sad for Mac Pro owners.
     

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    Single slot with more than 2 mini-DP would be nice, come on Apple/nVidia/AMD, DO IT :p
     
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    its gone... Maybe they're adding a shipping estimate?
     
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    Cuda

    For CUDA work this card might in fact be very good as in common with the 5000 and 6000 and Tesla 20x0 series it has full double precision support. The 480 and other games cards now do NOT have the same level of DP support as the pro cards (as was the case with the 200 series and 10x0 Teslas). Core counts should be normalized against the fact that this is a single slot card and I think only uses one PCI connector, so the Flops/Watt is very good, IMHO. Comparisons with cards using 2 6-pin or 6 and 8 pin power are not that sensible.

    I already have 480 in an 08 Pro under bootcamp and working under OS X but not at full speed, so the drivers for the 4000 are going to be interesting to try out.

    Looking foward to UK pricing...
     
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    Oh nVidia, you so crazy; ignoring the market that feeds you the most cash.
     

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