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#1 UmarOMC1

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:25 AM

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 for Mac

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Written by EVGA    Thursday, 04 April 2013

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition Released

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:

1. NVIDIA GPU Boost Technology - Dynamically maximizes clock speeds to push performance to new levels and bring out the best in every game.
2. Support for four concurrent displays; two dual-link DVI connectors, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1
3. NVIDIA SMX Engine - Brand new processing engine which delivers twice the performance/watt compared to previous generations.
4. 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.
5. OpenGL 3.2 (4.3 in Windows) Support - Support for the most widely-used open graphics standard in the world.
6. OpenCL Support - Supports the latest standards in GPGPU computing.
7. Boot Camp Support - Full support for Microsoft Windows operating system in Apple Boot Camp.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

Seems to be a good time for Mac GPU's. I wonder if the Mac Pro market is growing (doubtful, since Apple seems to pay almost no attention to it)
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:11 AM

Mac Edition = Price Hike. Nothing wrong with all the other cards out there working in Mac Pros.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

Just bought one of the first batch of Mac 680s this morning. Not for me, but a friend wants to upgrade the snot out of his Mac Pro and I've been enlisted to help.

Will be fun to see how it performs first person!
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

View PostFrost, on 08 April 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

Just bought one of the first batch of Mac 680s this morning. Not for me, but a friend wants to upgrade the snot out of his Mac Pro and I've been enlisted to help.

Will be fun to see how it performs first person!

Other then the ridiculously priced Titan ($1000 gaming graphics card), the 680 and 7970 GHz edition trade blows as the fastest cards on the market.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:00 PM

Single core cards yes, but the 690 is the fastest card on the market. However the 690 is basically 2 680's mounted to the same card just clocked a bit down.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

View PostDjevlen, on 08 April 2013 - 04:00 PM, said:

Single core cards yes, but the 690 is the fastest card on the market. However the 690 is basically 2 680's mounted to the same card just clocked a bit down.

The 690 and 7990 don't really count (the 7990 is actually faster then the 690). It'd be like saying the 12 Core setup in the Mac Pro is the fastest consumer CPU on the market - well no, it's 2 CPU's.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

You said cards and the 690 is 1card(7990 too for that matter), but I see your point.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

I see your point as well: The fastest graphics cards are technically the 690 and 7990. Here's a board shot of the 690, there are literally 2 GPU's on one board:

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:53 AM

I refuse to use one of those solutions just for the "4GB" being 2GB tied to each GPU and unshared according to reviews, effectively making it 2GB for most cases.

If I was going to shell out on awesome, I'd much rather go with a Titan than a 690, personally. 6GB gives massive VRAM headroom for futureproofing. 2GB, not so much.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

Not sure how the Titan is any different, as it is just 3 GPUs on on board instead of 2.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:24 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 08 April 2013 - 06:32 PM, said:

I see your point as well: The fastest graphics cards are technically the 690 and 7990. Here's a board shot of the 690, there are literally 2 GPU's on one board:

There are "literally" 2 gpus? Seriously?

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

Yes, literally.  GPU = graphics processor unit.  You can see that there are 2 of them on that board.  Don't be hatin' on someone who's using the word "literally" correctly.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

Does it look like I'm hatin? You want to see me hatin?

Who gives a flying fat frak in a thread chock full of epeen squirting goodness? OH YOU DO!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:21 PM

The Titan is one GPU, but a little less than double the cores at a little less clock than the 680. The 690 and 7990 also reduce the clocks on their GPUs, so two of the single ones are better. In a Mac, you might have trouble with SLI/Crossfire, and by extension, the 690 and 7990 anyways.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:49 PM

View PostTetsuya, on 09 April 2013 - 02:44 PM, said:

Not sure how the Titan is any different, as it is just 3 GPUs on on board instead of 2.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

View Postbobbob, on 09 April 2013 - 09:21 PM, said:

In a Mac, you might have trouble with SLI/Crossfire, and by extension, the 690 and 7990 anyways.
I thought it's not just trouble, but OS X not supporting SLI/Crossfire at all?

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:39 AM

The trouble with all the uber Graphics cards has always been that they are quickly superceeded by a single new chip that beats the performance whilst being much more efficient and smaller.

I do wonder if they sell well?


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

View Postmattw, on 10 April 2013 - 05:39 AM, said:

The trouble with all the uber Graphics cards has always been that they are quickly superceeded by a single new chip that beats the performance whilst being much more efficient and smaller.

I do wonder if they sell well?

I guess they must sell decently well, since they keep releasing one every year or so. The GTX 780 will probably be as fast or faster then the Titan, and the 780 will be out several months from now and only cost $500
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

http://netkas.org/?p=1243

On the subject of Titan, the latest 10.8.4 beta now includes Titan drivers.





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