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NVIDIA intros Quadro FX 4800 for Mac Pro

updated 10:10 am EDT, Mon April 20, 2009

NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 Mac

NVIDIA this morning remedied the absence of a pro video card for the new Mac Pro by launching the Quadro FX 4800 for Mac. Very similar to the Windows version, the Apple-friendly model has 192 graphics cores and a large 1.5GB of onboard memory that helps it antialias 3D visuals even with high detail or at high resolution. Unique to the Mac version is native support both for the expected Mac side as well as Windows when in Boot Camp.

It continues to support CUDA for accelerating general-purpose computing tasks and has twin dual-link DVI connectors to handle a pair of 30-inch displays; an extra 3-pin connector generates stereoscopic images for modeling apps that need 3D glasses.

In a rare step for NVIDIA cards for Macs, the Quadro FX 4800 will be available not only through Apple's online store but also through resellers and in third-party manufactured cards from Elsa, Leadtek and PNY. The card will sell for $1,800 when it ships in May.



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  1. Gazoobee

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Feb 2009

    -2

    huh?

    How is this a new card for the MacPro when it doesn't even have display port?

  1. Gazoobee

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Feb 2009

    +1

    edit

    edit: duplicate

  1. shawnde

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Apr 2008

    0

    re: DisplayPort

    Because DisplayPort sucks !! As has been the case, since it's launch.

  1. Johnny Niles

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2007

    +2

    DVi is still the standard

    Not everybody who owns a Mac Pro bought a 24" Cinema Display to go with it. DVI is still the standard by far, so DVI makes the most sense right now.

  1. zaghahzag

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Aug 2006

    -1

    j f c

    So, wtf, apple has yet another non-standard display port?

    this has made an old 24 inch monitor in my lab into a BRICK, because its incompatible with all the machines around it, even though it works perfectly.

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