Where's the GTX285 gone ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ManofMac-au, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. ManofMac-au macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2010
    In anticipation of acquiring a 2nd hand dual 8 core 2008 MP for a steal, I'd thought I'd pop along to the apple (AUS) store to see if the 285 price had dropped... alas... gone ?

    Was it a ***** card or they making room for something else? *cue MP rumour and speculation /cue*

    Dont really fancy haxing other cards so if they're gone is there any real alternative ?
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    My guess is they made 1000 or 5000 or whatever and when those are gone, they are gone.

    Seems like the Aus allotment is gone.

    Can you get one shipped from US?

    Sadly, as PC price drops due to arrival of Fermi, the Mac ones disappear altogether.

    If you are thinking of getting one of these, I'd do it sooner rather than later.

    So if "We Love Macs" hoarded the 8800GTs that were $279 and now sells them for $799, wanna guess what price of Mac GTX285 will be?
  3. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    Wow, I now wish I hoarded my 8800Gt when I sold it for cheap when I upgraded to the GTX285. Who knew? :D
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    It ships within 24 hours here in the danish Apple Store. ~$580 though ...
  5. g4monsterau macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2010
    GTX285 In Australia

    Hey ManofMac-au

    There is a mac evga GTX 285 card for sale on ebay Australia, chances are they may have grabbed some before they disappeared from the Apple Australia
  6. phaedarus macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2008
    So much for getting 30 FPS+ on those steam games eh?

    It's things like this that have me continually telling people they are wasting their time trying to lobby for a better gaming experience on OSX with native software.

    Only the cloud will save us, my friends.
  7. nlambert macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2010
    Just ordered my EVGA GTX285 for Mac from Jigsaw in the UK. They still
    have some stock as of August 4th 2010.
    The price is high, but still a 3rd of the FX4800 for Mac.
  8. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Well, it's very likely that the 5770 and 5870 will ship as a upgrade kits and those would presumably work in 2008-10 MPs (possibly even the 2006-7 models, too if they leave EFI-32 in the ROMs like they did with the 4870).

    An NVIDIA Quadro 4000 (Fermi-based) was announced, too. But no news yet of a consumer-level card.
  9. tomscott1988 macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2009
    Definetly not a ***** card

    I bought mine in november last year upgrading from the 1900xt and this thing flies!!! awesome fps on all games ive played at full res 1900x1200 with all settings maxed. It is also extremely quiet you cant hear it, and even after 2-3 hours of gaming you still cant hear it! very good card although outdated in the pc world and at a premium price! i love it in my mac pro! Just worried because is it true that the 285 cant support the gpu offload that cs5 uses?? is it just ATI??? confused!

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