View Full Version : NV40 on a Mac?

04-17-04, 12:10 PM
Will this be a possibility? I have a friend with a dual G4/OSX setup, and he's a photoshop phr33k, and the new capabilities are very interesting to him...

04-17-04, 12:25 PM
I don't see why not. They made the 9800 Pro Mac capable. Plus you could get mobile chips like the GF4 440 Go and FX 5200 Go on Powerbooks.

04-17-04, 01:10 PM
Oh, I'm sure it will show up for Mac sooner or later. nVidia has been one of the choices of cards for the Mac since the GF3.

Face Stabber
04-17-04, 02:27 PM
Some say sooner... (http://discuss.futuremark.com/forum/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=techdisplayadapters&Number=3698718&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1)

04-17-04, 04:03 PM

The only REAL problem with comptablility between graphcis cards and mac is MAC demands to their suppliers that they make it so the parts are not interchangeble.

With the 9800Pro's they have a special bios that the G5 looks for, if it isnt there, the G5 will not boot.

Same with the Geforce 4's...

MAC wants to feel special, even though the cards come off the same production line.

04-17-04, 06:38 PM
Uhh...but the cards have to work with non-x86 system, hence, different BIOS. I seriously doubt it has ANYTHING to do with Apple wanting to feel 'special'.

I mean really, if that were the case then how come we can switch HDDs, CD/DVD drives, etc. with little hassle?

04-18-04, 03:18 AM
It will come to mac.

04-18-04, 07:30 AM

04-18-04, 08:14 AM
Mac... BWHAHAHAHAHA :lame:

04-18-04, 08:37 AM
LOL sorry.. had macs for years and I don't have positive opinion.. shouldn't have shared it here tho.. this thread is about something else..