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EVGA Releases GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition

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EVGA quietly slipped in the GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition graphics card, which is its fastest offering to Mac users. The card uses a standard PCI-Express interface available with Intel x86 based Mac Pro workstations, and provides all the features of NVIDIA's fastest GPU. It is technically identical to its base-model PC counterpart, using a reference design for the PCB and cooler, reference clock speeds of 648/1476/2484 MHz (core/shader/memory), and 1 GB of GDDR3 memory across a 512-bit interface. It bundles the necessary power dongles, and packs system software for Mac. Two dual-link DVI connectors support two Apple Cinema displays with resolutions of 2560 x 1600 each. The OpenGL 3.0 acceleration backs the advanced drawing features of Adobe CS4 applications. EVGA is pricing this at US $449.99, a notch higher than the GTX 285 2 GB FTW accelerator for PC.

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it looks nice but all eVGA cards are great looking
 
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So its a bog standard GTX 285, with a different box and driver disk, so they can charge more for it :shadedshu
 

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So its a bog standard GTX 285, with a different box and driver disk, so they can charge more for it :shadedshu
It has a different bios chip that enables Macs to recognize the card. Macs don't just work with any off-the-shelf hardware. :laugh:
 
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I doubt its a different chip, more like a different bios.

Probably nothing stopping you buying a normal one and flashing it to a "Mac Edition"
 

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I doubt its a different chip, more like a different bios.

Probably nothing stopping you buying a normal one and flashing it to a "Mac Edition"
Listen, there have got to be penalties for buying a Mac. Otherwise, everyone would be doing it. This is harsh, but it sends a clear message and sets the standard. People will just have to learn.
 

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Certainly a clear indication that MAC users have to pay more for what they get.
 
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I thought mac's use EFI not the standard BIOS.
and regular bios chips' size is too small for that. But the different chip definitely not worth that much of price difference!:banghead:
 

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$449.99:eek:
I definitly DON'T want to get a mac desktop!!
 
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It costs more for one of two reasons: One, because they make and sell less of them, and/or two, because they're the only company out there selling a Mac-compatible GTX285. Sorry guys, but despite it being a Mac-based product, there's no conspiracy to be found here. And yeah, as alexp pointed out, a BIOS flash is probably all you'd need to get any old GTX285 recognized on a Mac. Kinda like the tape mod on old ATi products, just more elegant ;)
 
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I doubt its a different chip, more like a different bios.

Probably nothing stopping you buying a normal one and flashing it to a "Mac Edition"
Yeah like your average Mac user knows anything about Flashing video cards
 
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sad but true
 

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Yeah like your average Mac user knows anything about Flashing video cards
i do, and i am a average mac user.

you guys are so hard on Apple.
 
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My IT friend is gonna be pissed after realizing his investment in four GT 120s was worthless compared to this!
 

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i do, and i am a average mac user.

you guys are so hard on Apple.
you have like, four overclocked PC's. You might be an average mac user, but you arent an average PC user.

90% of mac users have one system, and would have trouble even booting DOS to flash the thing.
 
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i do, and i am a average mac user.

you guys are so hard on Apple.

At least they have good tech support for ipods.

So people are going to start gaming (more) on there macs...at least they will be easy to shoot. Unless they buy aftermarket everything..
 

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At least they have good tech support for ipods.

So people are going to start gaming (more) on there macs...at least they will be easy to shoot. Unless they buy aftermarket everything..
the mac users simply dual boot/bootcamp to windows vista to game.

they just have to overpay for hardware that works on both OS's.
 

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At least they have good tech support for ipods.

So people are going to start gaming (more) on there macs...at least they will be easy to shoot. Unless they buy aftermarket everything..
How do you Aim (FPS) with a Mac tho:confused:
 

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How do you Aim (FPS) with a Mac tho:confused:
you just pick the whole thing up and throw it at the enemy.

No seriously... with a mouse?
 

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With a one button mouse?
they ah, have USB ports ya know. and i havent seen a single button mac in a long time.

You're confusing the old IBM powerPC macs with modern intel based ones.

and btw, you can aim fine with a mouse that has no buttons. if you aim with the button, you're doing it wrong.
 

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But I only See one:confused: or is it just the styling?
 

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#23
there is a left and right click just like a pc.

this proves my point so many times, that most of you who "dont like mac" has never actually used one.

And i dont mean you surfed the web on one. i mean really used one.

and yes, i do have 4 oc'd pc's in my house :)
 

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Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#24

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Processor E7400
Motherboard P5KPL-E Bios flashed to 0601 (Piece of poo!!)
Cooling Thermalright Ultra 120a
Memory GENERIC 2 GB DDR2 800
Video Card(s) NONE!! Beat that!!
Storage 500GB SAMSUNG SATAII, 250GB SAMSUNG SATAII and o'l crappy 4gb maxtor
Display(s) ACER X223W Q
Case AEROCOOL ZERODEGREE (planning to mod)
Audio Device(s) REALTEK ONBOARD
Power Supply GIGABYTE 460W
Software Win 7 x86 build 7022
Benchmark Scores Super Pi 1m 17.000 :(
#25
probably just the style.

did you use the mouse that came with your PC? doubt it. same goes for mac users. if they're buying a GTX 285, i think they'd buy themselves something decent for a mouse. (Logitech has a large Mac product line)
I have to use the old crappy 800dpi mouse that came with my PC...
My parent's wont let me get a decent mouse:shadedshu