If it makes you feel any better, I've experienced the same thing in the PC world. Once the motherboard mfg stops rolling out firmware updates, often times you're left on the side of the graphics road.Yet another high-end video card that's incompatible with the 1,1 and 2,1 Mac Pros.
Depends on how much effort Nvidia have put in. If Nvidia have developed the drivers and not Apple maybe they have made them more optimised. The VRAM may also help some people I guess.I have to wonder, given that I know the last quadro was a bit...underwhelming, as to whether or not (extra VRAM and 3D-glasses aside) anything about this card will make it more powerful in such a way that OS X can use it. Of course, all bets are off when it comes to Snow Leopard, but in the here and now, is it likely to really crank things up in apps like FCS, Maya, etc.? Or is a lot of that dependent on VRAM, etc.?
Will have to wait for benchmarks and yes it says it works in a 2008 Mac Pro. Typically these cards just offer better viewport performance with complex 3D models for CAD and DCC.will this speed up real time performance and effect renders?
And will it work in the 2008 Mac pro?
Cost of laziness is more like it.Unfortunate price of progress.