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EVGA Launches GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition

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The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition is virtually identical to Nvidia's reference GTX 680 and is intended for early 2008 (or later) Mac Pro computers.

Though EVGA's new GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition is advertised as offering "brand new, never before seen features," it is virtually identical to Nvidia's reference GTX 680 graphics card. Aside from including the company's in-house cooling design, it can only cite software comparability as a notable feature.

As the name suggests, the GTX 680 Mac Edition is intended for Early 2008 (or later) Mac Pro computers and has out-of-the-box support for Mac OS X v10.8.3 and Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 via Apple Boot Camp.
 

Name

Nvidia Reference GTX 680

EVGA GTX 680 Mac Edition

Core Clock

1006 MHz

1006 MHz

Boost Clock

1059 MHz

1058 MHz

Memory

2 GB GDDR5 256-bit

2 GB GDDR5 256-bit

Memory Clock

6008 GHz

6008 GHz

Shaders

1536

1536

ROPs

32

32

Texture Fillrate

128.8 GT/s

128.8 GT/s




The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition's pricing and availability is still unknown, but we can safely expect to see it retail at a higher price point than a standard GTX 680.

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    JOSHSKORN , April 4, 2013 8:15 PM
    Do any GOOD games run on MAC, yet? What's the point?
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    A Bad Day , April 4, 2013 8:05 PM
    "Hey look at Sapphire and their 7970! We should do the same..."


    My prediction:

    "Hm, what if we release a limited edition GTX Titan for the Macs as well?..."
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    rjandric , April 4, 2013 8:06 PM
    Or just buy the PC version sans boot screen (EFI) and save a bundle. Kepler cards are supported out of the box.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=342955&d=1339537683
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    dimar , April 4, 2013 8:12 PM
    Should have released GTX Titan instead, while charging 10 times the price.
  • 17 Hide
    JOSHSKORN , April 4, 2013 8:15 PM
    Do any GOOD games run on MAC, yet? What's the point?
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    abbadon_34 , April 4, 2013 8:34 PM
    I can see the forum post now "How put this my iphone?"
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    twelve25 , April 4, 2013 8:52 PM
    Good news if you have a $3000+ Mac Pro. It ain't gonna fit in an iMac.

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    unksol , April 4, 2013 8:56 PM
    Toms late on the April fools? A Mac immune system would reject this transplant immediately... It's not white.
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    yobobjm , April 4, 2013 9:03 PM
    JOSHSKORNDo any GOOD games run on MAC, yet? What's the point?

    Deus Ex Human Revolution, but my bet is that will run on intel HD 4000 :D 
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    yobobjm , April 4, 2013 9:05 PM
    I actually wonder why companies like EVGA are investing in this. It will only fit the Mac pro, which sells in EXTREMELY low numbers, and yet it probably costs a decent amount to develop and produce the card. Will this even turn a profit?
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    golfdk , April 4, 2013 9:10 PM
    C`mon Evga bleed those mac trolls for some green : )
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    -Jackson , April 4, 2013 9:19 PM
    JOSHSKORNDo any GOOD games run on MAC, yet? What's the point?

    Gaming is pretty much moot on Apple machines, but multimedia and compute applications are not.
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    audiophillia , April 4, 2013 9:26 PM
    I approve. maybe with some good cards and driver support on Mac side. plus steam now works on mac maybe we will see better gaming on mac.
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    DarkSable , April 4, 2013 9:33 PM
    Jackson, doesn't that seem a little silly then, with the shitty compute performance of Kepler?

    Also, boo EVGA.. they took away the ONLY reason to buy a mac edition card... the pretty white shroud! XP
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    amuffin , April 4, 2013 9:46 PM
    It's 1mhz slower, damn macs!
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    -Jackson , April 4, 2013 10:54 PM
    DarkSableJackson, doesn't that seem a little silly then, with the shitty compute performance of Kepler?Also, boo EVGA.. they took away the ONLY reason to buy a mac edition card... the pretty white shroud! XP

    Of course, but most consumers won't know that..
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    keepinItReal , April 4, 2013 11:53 PM
    Now if only Apple can release a new Mac to match this...
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    echondo , April 5, 2013 1:39 AM
    JOSHSKORNDo any GOOD games run on MAC, yet? What's the point?


    Not to be THAT guy, but Borderlands 2 is available for Mac on Steam and every Source game from Valve is also available for Mac OSX.
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    Blazer1985 , April 5, 2013 2:44 AM
    Macs are SO BEHIND in terms of 3d and gpgpu performance. One year behind with mac pro, a LIFE behind with iMacs.
    Really... the best video card available on an iMac is the same I have in my alienware laptop :-/
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    janetonly42 , April 5, 2013 4:36 AM
    JOSHSKORNDo any GOOD games run on MAC, yet? What's the point?

    That depends on what you consider a good game. I prefer Bethesda games like Fallout and Oblivian but if you like the Online Call of Duty stuff then...
    Since Tom's is to lazy to do any proper research and give us a price I found this at xlabs,
    "EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition 2GB will cost much more than similar graphics adapters for Windows-based PCs. The graphics card will cost $599 and will be available shortly."
    Would love to have this in a Mac Pro but do games work on Xenon processors?
    $2.674
    One 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor
    8GB (4X2GB)
    2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB

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    billgatez , April 5, 2013 6:36 AM
    JOSHSKORNDo any GOOD games run on MAC, yet? What's the point?


    Boot camp. Most MAC users i know have windows installed.
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