EVGA, a leading graphics solution provider has finally released a product that will make Mac users worldwide rejoice. The GTX 285 Mac Edition!
Announced in late April, it turns out the rumours are true; EVGA has finally released the GTX 285 Mac Edition graphics card, which currently is the top end of the GPU spectrum for Apple users. It is intended for the Mac Pro and as Apple’s desktops are really, just a typical Intel PC platform, the card connects the same way through the PCI-Express slot. The card holds all the same specs as the “PC” version;
Part Number: 01G-P3-1080-TR
Core Clock Speed: 648MHz
Processing Cores: 240
Memory Clock Speed: 2484MHz
Memory Bandwidth: 159GB/sec
Shader Clock Speed: 1476MHz
Bus: PCI-E 2.0
Interface: DVI-I, DVI-I
Product Warranty: 2 years warranty upon registration
Part of the targeted audience for this hardware is obviously the gamer, but EVGA is also pushing the NVIDIA CUDA performance of the GTX 285 which assists with some of the more popular photo and video editing software (Adobe Photoshop CS4 / After Effects /Premiere), a task that is commonly seen as a Mac’s strong point.
So the question is, what will users pay for the luxury of having a high performance video card… well like everything Apple, it will be well overpriced (some refer to it as an “Apple Tax”) at $449.99 USD, compared to the $349.99 USD price tag for the identical, non branded and non Mac supported, “PC version” GTX 285.
Now, if only there was more than a handful gaming titles available…
For more details, visit EVGA