The New Mac Pro's Graphics Card is Here??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by valleydesign, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. valleydesign macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2012
    With nearly every apple store in the country out of stock until at least May 3rd I found this to be quite interesting.

    "The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 GPU will be available in limited quantities starting May 3, 2012, with wider availability by May 7, 2012"

    As usual, this is probably just more wishful thinking. But an E5 MP with one or two of these bad boys inside would make for one mean computer. Crossing my fingers for Tuesday (what else is new:cool:)

    Heres the link
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    I wouldn't get your hopes up for a dual-GPU card. Requires more development effort to cater for niches within niches.
  3. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    • Mac Pro's cant power it
    • There are no SLI drivers for OSX
    • Mac Pro has never done dual-gpu cards
    • They will be noisy as hell
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Apple does not use dual GPU cards (ever). They have yet to release the SLI/ Xfire drivers for them which is what AMD and Nvidia employ internally for the 2 chips to communicate. Be it 2 separate cards or one PCB with 2 chips. Not happening. Also not happening is the tdp requirement on that thing. Most likely 2 8-pins. (I have not looked it up though)
    GTX 680 more likely as it has 2x6 pins and is single chip and is still really really fast. Dual cards are a joke to me. Too many driver issues and not real great scaling for what you pay for.

    edit: Ah, cindori beat me to it.
  5. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    I don't understand. There is nothing at all in that release announcement about Macs, Mac Pros, or Apple.
  6. beaker7 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2009
    Lol. Yeah this will never be in a Mac Pro. At least not in a supported configuration.

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