Rumored 10.5.2 release this Friday means Mac Pro (8800GT) Shipping?!?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cineapple, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. cineapple macrumors regular

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    Does the rumored news of a pending 10.5.2 release this Friday with the separate update called 'Leopard Graphics Update' (as mentioned on macrumors), mean that the customized Mac Pros with 8800 GT could start shipping?!?
    Could this be the light at the end of this very longy waiting tunnel?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm sure that a current Mac Pro (Early 2008) would be more then happy to check to see if the 8800 GT kexts are in their build of 10.5.1.

    Anyone? I've dug around for references in the other three threads.
     
  3. John Purple macrumors regular

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  4. newtech macrumors 6502

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    Apple seldom, if ever, releases software updates on friday's. Normally Apple is wont to do such updates on tuesday's or thursday's. Tuesday 1/29 would be a safe bet as that is two weeks from the MWSF keynote ( 10.5.2 seed 9C16 was given to developers that day ) and the day Mac Book Air is supposed to start shipping.
     
  5. peejack macrumors 6502a

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  6. noi375 macrumors member

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    I know the Quadro driver is in there (don't ask, please :)), so I think the 8800GT is in there already - just that no one can get the card to confirm it's there (or have the ability to flash the bios/EFI).
     
  7. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's likely to start shipping Tuesday (a week from today). Read my sig to read more (i've had it posted for some time now)...
     
  8. matthews macrumors regular

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    I really hope so.

    I can't wait anymore... It's driving me bananas
     
  9. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    The interesting part is that it does :)

    I just dug up the NVDANVHAL50.kext from my early 2008 Mac Pro and it sure does list the Device IDs 0x06e0 (G92) and 0x0600 (Geforce 8800GTS 512MB) but the real Device ID for the Geforce 8800GT is 0x0611. Just because they are mentioned should not mean they are fully supported. The plot thickens ;)

    The ATI kext lists these Device IDs:

    0x9400 (Radeon HD 2900)
    0x9401 (Radeon HD 2900)
    0x9402 (Radeon HD 2900)
    0x9403 (Radeon HD 2900)
    0x9581 (Mobility Radeon HD 2600)
    0x9583 (Radeon HD 2600 Pro - iMac)
    0x9588 (Radeon HD 2600 XT DDR4)
    0x94c8 (Radeon HD 2400 XT)
    0x94c9 (Radeon HD 2400)
    0x9500 (Radeon HD 2900GT)
    0x9501 (Radeon HD 3870)
    0x9505 (Radeon HD 3850)
    0x9507 (RV670)
    0x9504 (M82)
    0x9506 (?)
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I thought so. I had a feeling a newbie had jumped on the 10.5.2 must mean 8800GT TODAY bandwagon when the Mac Pro's build of 10.5.1 already had the drivers.

    10.5.2 just ships with improved drivers as has already been said.
     
  11. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    True. The wind blows in some random direction and everyone gets excited. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Remember it may not mean full support.

    I guess we would know if anyone had some EFI compatible ROMs floating around ;)
     
  13. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    Very true.. that's what I'm afraid of.
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Then again Apple didn't want you to install 10.5 retail on a Santa Rosa Macbook. You can image or clone them from a vanilla 10.5 retail installer just fine with the GMA X3100 drivers that shipped. ;)
     
  15. ideasman69 macrumors member

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    just because they finish 10.5.2 doesn't mean they'll ship the mac pros straight away.

    leopard was finished and it took 2 weeks to be stamped / printed etc. Then again, if they're just drop in discs (which they will be) - the shipping might happen sooner than we hoped.

    They might already have our macs made - just waiting for those discs.
     
  16. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    If the 10.5.2 is needed for Apple to ship the MP's with 880GT, then you better beleive they are going to get to it right away. All they have to do is drop the disc in and slap an image on the hard drive and its good to go. And if Apple already has the final version of 10.5.2, then they'll probably start slapping it on the drives as soon as it becomes available to them.

    I still think the 8800GT's are going to ship next week (read my sig for details).
     
  17. cineapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    ...if your are referring to me and my post, I was only wondering if the delay of the Mac Pro w. 8800GT card was due to the fact that there was no SW support for it yet. And it has been speculated that this is one of the issues that 10.5.2 addresses. And it appears to be so...
     

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