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Tuesday, May 22, 2001
GeForce3 Upgrade Kits, Macs Ready to Ship
12:09 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Several readers and IMG staff members have noted that Apple is ready to ship new Macs with NVIDIA's latest GeForce3 chipset, and the GeForce3 Upgrade Kit is now available for order. Macs equipped with an optional GeForce3 card are due to ship this week, and the Apple store lists the GeForce3 upgrade kit as shipping in the next ten days.

As reported earlier, and confirmed by Apple staff at E3, the Upgrade Kit is intended only for those G4 Mac models with a 4x AGP slot. This includes all currently-shipping G4 models and the second-revision models that shipped since MWNY last January. All 4x AGP models have four PCI slots. Check Apple's Tech Info Library to see if your Mac qualifies. The $499 kit is listed under the Displays section of the Apple store, as are Radeon upgrade kits for towers and Cubes.

After seeing games demoed on the GeForce3 at E3 and now at WWDC, we're sure all Mac gamers are champing at the bit waiting to see if this is indeed the next revolution in Mac game graphics and performance. We would like to caution gamers not to set their expectations too high, however; not only are the Mac drivers for NVIDIA cards still in development, but actual games that showcase the new features of this ultra-high-end graphics card may be at least six to eight months away.

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