Will NVidia graphics cards ever come back to the iMac?

asierra

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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
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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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
What OpenGL extensions do you use that ATI does not offer? As for CUDA, consider switching to OpenCL...
 

alksion

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forgottensoft

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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.
 

asierra

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Nov 11, 2009
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They are back.

The new iMacs have nvidia again. What do you think?
 

karpich1

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BRAAAAAAIIINNS!

Seriously, way to Necro a thread over 1-year old.
 
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asierra

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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. :)