I'd spend 600 bucks for it but as you say, we'll never see it.And all for the low price of $599!
Impressive card. We'll probably never see one from Apple, though.
The GTX 285 is EVGA, not Apple.Apple should replace the GTX 285 with this.
Don't these cards utilize crossfire/SLI drivers to make the package work as one card? If so then I very much doubt we will see anything but single GPU cards for some time.I don't see why Apple wouldn't use this card in the next Mac Pro. It already has two DVI ports and one MDP so they wouldn't have to pay ATI extra money to develop them a special version of the card like they did for the 4870. Plus imagine if Apple did include it in the Mac Pro they'd hype its graphic abilities even more since loves bragging. I may just be hopeful or dreaming in color but I really think Apple might choose either this card or the 5870. Just my 0.02$
The GTX 285 is EVGA, not Apple.
Kinda hard to replace what is not yours.
I would not. Your Link Speed is only 2.5 GT/s.Would you spend ~$200 for a 4890?
That's a side effect of being flashed, and even a 5870 won't saturate 2.5 GT/s. Also, it literally took me less than two minutes to make the card work perfectly with OS X.I would not. Your Link Speed is only 2.5 GT/s.
I much rather spend big bucks on a newer card anyway.
You did good though, that's an excellent price for card with 1GB of vram.
It could be that I am just plain lazier than you are, I'm not going to flash or inject or whatever.
That's true however, if Apple does choose to offer it in their next upgrade or even as an upgrade to older Mac Pros many people would run to buy one, including me.All the 5xxx cards have displayport. They simply adapted the standard.
Highly unlikely they adapt to Mac Pro customers when we are probably below 0.1% of the total market.