When will 3870 come to Apple's BTO for the Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nykee23, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. nykee23 macrumors newbie

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    This is totally holding me back on buying the Mac Pro. I want that option so I don't have to swap out the card with the one that comes with the machine.

    You think they may take out the 2600 and replace it with the 3870 or may just add it as an option with the 8800 as well.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Bubba Satori Suspended

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    Maybe next year when the Nehalem systems show up or six months after the 5000 series are out. Which ever is later. :rolleyes:
     
  3. yomibro macrumors regular

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    Just to have no down time with my Mac I would probably buy it now and purchase the 3870 as a separate upgrade when it becomes available, that way I have a backup card should the 3870 decide to die on me.
     
  4. D4F Guest

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    Good thinking :)

    I can't wait for the new ATI to start shipping tho. I hate the 2600
     
  5. btollenaar macrumors newbie

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    Why the hate?

    Do you use it for gaming mostly?
     
  6. Roy macrumors 6502

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    And what are the things that cause you to hate the 2600?
     
  7. D4F Guest

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    Poor OpenGL performance and not enough memory.
    Try using 4 split screen in Vue with a simple terrain and nicely grown ecosystem.
    Crash after crash. It's a crappy card for what I do and anybody that relies on OpenGL.
     
  8. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    I am pretty sure the Radeon HD 3870 Mac edition will only be an aftermarket option.
     

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