Where's the GTX 480?

Chilla Frilla

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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?
 

xparaparafreakx

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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.
 

Cocoia

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

cured.not.dried

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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?

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.



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