Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition

Get to the next level with the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition. This card delivers truly game-changing performance that taps into the powerful new GeForce architecture to redefine smooth, seamless, lifelike gaming. It offers brand new, never before seen features that will redefine the way you think about performance graphics cards. Expect more from your graphics card than just state-of-the-art features and technology; get faster, smoother and a richer gaming experience with the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition graphics card features many new and key features:
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost Technology – Dynamically maximizes clock speeds to push performance to new levels and bring out the best in every game.
  • Support for four concurrent displays; two dual-link DVI connectors, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1
  • NVIDIA SMX Engine - Brand new processing engine which delivers twice the performance/watt compared to previous generations.
  • NVIDIA CUDA Technology – Unlocks the power of the GPU's processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing and more.
  • OpenGL 3.2 (4.3 in Windows) Support – Support for the most widely-used open graphics standard in the world.
  • OpenCL Support – Supports the latest standards in GPGPU computing.
  • Boot Camp Support – Full support for Microsoft Windows operating system in Apple Boot Camp.
Learn more about the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition here.
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11 Comments on EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition

#2
LDNL
Suprised it doesn't hold such a hefty premium as expected. People will start carrying their Macs into lans soon because they can actually play games on em, depending ofc on the driver and game support.
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#3
Baum
With Steam support adding for Linux, Mac Gaming should grow fast :D

what i don't know, is mac more efficient on resources and thus runs games faster or on even lower hardware because its a very closed enviroment?

If there are only 2-10 Nvidia GPU to support and just "some" Mac Models where they fit in you could get away with special game versions like on a console :roll:
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#5
sanadanosa
by: Kaynar
Judging from the 7950 mac edition costing 500 dollars, since this is nVidia+Apple overpriced combination of a top-of-the-range model its gona cost like 700-800 dollars lol.




This link says the card's bus is PCIE 2.0 x16... eh... wrong I guess :?
on EVGA official site, it says PCIE 2.0 too
http://www.evga.com/articles/00730/#Home
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#6
lauri_hoefs
by: Baum
With Steam support adding for Linux, Mac Gaming should grow fast :D

what i don't know, is mac more efficient on resources and thus runs games faster or on even lower hardware because its a very closed enviroment?

If there are only 2-10 Nvidia GPU to support and just "some" Mac Models where they fit in you could get away with special game versions like on a console :roll:
OS X versions of games tend to run slower than their Windows counterparts.

One problem with Mac gaming is, that the display drivers are only available through Apple, and only included in OS X updates. None of the three vendors (AMD, Intel, NVIDIA), who's GPUs are used can release drivers directly, so the available ones lag many versions behind, and might suffer from compatibility and performance issues, which Apple has no interest in fixing, unless it affects one of their own software products (like Final Cut Pro, Aperture, etc.)

by: Kaynar
Judging from the 7950 mac edition costing 500 dollars, since this is nVidia+Apple overpriced combination of a top-of-the-range model its gona cost like 700-800 dollars lol.
From Fudzilla: '...with a US $599.99 price tag which is US $100 more expensive than yours standard Geforce GTX 680'

Edit: here's a direct link to EVGA store: http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-3682-KR

by: sanadanosa
on EVGA official site, it says PCIE 2.0 too
http://www.evga.com/articles/00730/#Home
Current Mac Pro versions only have PCIe 2.0 support, that could be the reason 3.0 is not mentioned on the specs. The specs might get updated, when the new Mac Pros are released, and officially support PCIe 3.0.
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#7
Animalpak
by: Kaynar
Judging from the 7950 mac edition costing 500 dollars, since this is nVidia+Apple overpriced combination of a top-of-the-range model its gona cost like 700-800 dollars lol.




This link says the card's bus is PCIE 2.0 x16... eh... wrong I guess :?
Well apple owners are often people with alot of money, they actually afford buying 600 dollars phone and they are accustomed to inflated prices and meaningless...

I dont see any problems for who love MAC !
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#8
lauri_hoefs
by: Animalpak
Well apple owners are often people with alot of money
Really? Show me the survey to support that, please :laugh:
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#9
Animalpak
by: lauri_hoefs
Really? Show me the survey to support that, please :laugh:
As i said if you can afford to buy 600 dollars iphone or 150 dollars Mp3 player Ipod...


Because i cant spend 600 dollars for a phone !
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#10
OneCool
So whats the difference between a PC and Mac video cards.All the hardware is still the same ...right.Just bios and software drivers are different?
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#11
NeoCrisis
You need special certification from Apple in order to make components for their Mac Pros (which is also one of the reason for premium price). Also the GTX 680 Mac has 2 bios chips on it where the standard as 1
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