Will NVidia graphics cards ever come back to the iMac?

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  1. asierra macrumors newbie

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    Hello:

    I have an iMac 21" from 2009 which have a NVidia GeForce 9400. I want to upgrade my iMac but the new ones only have AMD Radeon. The problem is that I really need a geforce because I use CUDA and advanced OpenGL. I don't use it just for games.

    Will NVidia graphics cards ever come back to the iMac soon?

    Thanks in advance,

    Alex
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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  3. leman macrumors 604

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    What OpenGL extensions do you use that ATI does not offer? As for CUDA, consider switching to OpenCL...
     
  4. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Cool link! So maybe it doesn't matter if they switch back or not.
    Definite benefit for Ivy Bridge MacBook Airs if so!
     
  5. forgottensoft macrumors regular

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    The 9400 can hardly be considered a graphics card. I was running an iMac with the 9400 Nvidia and it was miserable. My 2007 iMac had better Graphics performance. Also IMHO, NVDIA chipsets are awful.

    NVIDIA has had some falling out with Apple, like with the Penryn Macbook Pros. I wouldn't count on it anytime too soon.
     
  6. asierra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They are back.

    The new iMacs have nvidia again. What do you think?
     
  7. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    I think your nuts for bringing back an old thread :rolleyes:
     
  8. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    you're* :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  9. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816

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  10. karpich1, Apr 12, 2013
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    karpich1 macrumors regular

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    BRAAAAAAIIINNS!

    Seriously, way to Necro a thread over 1-year old.
     
  11. iTouchIt macrumors regular

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    Maybe he was actually thinking of OP's nuts in a grammatically terrible way?

    :)
     
  12. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    I have heard rumors that nVidia might be back 'n Mac again. :eek:
     
  13. mushroomtip macrumors 6502

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    he is the OP
     
  14. luminouslight macrumors 6502

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    No way. Where'd you hear this from? :rolleyes:
     
  15. iTouchIt macrumors regular

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    No. No he's not.
     
  16. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    It was a website called macrumors.com I believe. :D
     
  17. luminouslight macrumors 6502

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    well the site has "rumors" in it so it should all be taken with a grain of salt.:p
     
  18. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I didn't believe it to be honest. :eek:
     
  19. asierra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just installed a NVidia Quadro K5000 in my mac Pro. It works fine tough I have not yet tried strong CUDA and OpenGL capabilities. :)
     
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