Where's the GTX 480?

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  1. Chilla Frilla macrumors member

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    If I'm mistaken, weren't the driver's for the GTX 480 slipped in a couple weeks back?

    I wonder if Apple will offer an EVGA GTX 480 upgrade kit like they did with the GTX 285.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    I think they went with the same board that has 2 6-Pin PCI-E connections. With that, the best we are going to see is a GTX 470. Lets wait for EVGA to bring them out.
     
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  4. Cocoia macrumors member

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    Unlikely, considering the specs state it can do 2xHD5770. Not sure how many pins those 'eat' but I suspect more than two 6-pins.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Here:

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    Apple knows the truth. Fermi cards are a huge waste of resources. Biggest GPU flop ever since the FX series.
     
  6. cured.not.dried macrumors member

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    those drivers were from Nvidia, not apple. the ATI drivers were from a mac mini image. that's why we're getting ATI cards from apple, and probably Nvidia cards from EVGA. the drivers were being "hacked" for use with an aty_init to support the 480, and the power cabling will need one 6-pin to 8-pin converter.



    read the specs from apple.com/macpro/features/graphics.html more closely.
    at the bottom of the chart it says how many auxiliary power cables each card uses.
     
  7. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    they're just too hot for Apple
     

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    Somebody call 9-1-1! Fermi fire burning the dance floor...
     
  9. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    heaters gonna heat
     

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    ... I don't think nVidia will answer the phone, just look:
     

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    Fermi status
    []not told
    []told
    [x]hotter than a thermonuclear device and told
     

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  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    [x] Requires liquid He cooling
    [x] Requires 1.21 Gigawatts PSU
    [x] More noise than a jet engine at full speed
    [x] 1.7% yields
     

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