Nvidia to release GeForce GTX 285 for Macs

The GPU maker says that the new card, simply labeled the GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition, would ship in June.


According to AppleInsider , the GTX 285 will be made by third-party firm EVGA. Like the Quadro FX 4800, though, it will forgo Apple's preferred Mini DisplayPort in favor of two dual-link DVI video ports. Both 2008 and 2009 Mac Pros will be supported.

Nvidia to release GeForce GTX 285 for Macs

The company does say that unlike some cards converted for the Mac, the GTX 285 will have the same performance as its Windows counterpart. In its existing form, it's Nvidia's fastest single-processor graphics chipset and has a whopping 240 visual effects cores that let it process more tasks at once. By comparison, the GeForce GT 120 that comes standard with the Mac Pro has just 32 cores, and even the $1,800 Quadro FX 4800 has just 192. It also has 1GB of video memory and supports all of Nvidia's general-purpose processing features, including CUDA and (eventually) OpenCL.

The GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition, would ship in June.

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