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Is Apple selling GeForce3's?

Discussion in 'Mac' started by powerhouse, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. powerhouse

    powerhouse Peasant

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    I looked on the apple web site yesterday, and even the dual 800's are shipped with GeForce2 MX's. What's the deal? You'd think they'd put a GeForce3 in a $3500 computer...
     
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    Haite Forum Moderator

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    It's an upgrade you can get for like an extra $200 or something. Everything's fully customizable.

    --Haite
     
  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i agree that $3500 is way over priced. haha. i remember back when the 292MHz power book g3 wall street was selling for $5699. :eek:

    macs have always been over priced. it's a closed market so macs are always gonna be expensive.
     
  4. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    *ahem* Radeon 8500
     
  5. charlybrown

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    the initial price is the downside, the low maintainance and upgrade cost is the advantage of macs over Pcs.
     
  6. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Radeon 8500 is the same price if not more.
     
  7. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    im pretty sure he was talking about high priced computers, not the graphics cards
     
  8. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    :rolleyes: :D
     
  9. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    dont care, buying one as soon as they let me. is it the end of september yet?? :arcade:
     
  10. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i'll prolly build a palomino system with a Radeon 8500. i'm not buying another mac until we have either DDR or G5s or both.
     
  11. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    i was going to buy a G5 right away, but i looks like the first run or two wont be multi-core, so i think i'll wait
     
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    I thought the dual proc 800's came with the dual monitor support gf2 mx?
     
  13. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    haha.. thats true if you want dual monitors you either have to settle for a GeForce2MX, buy a GeForce3 AND a PCI Radeon, or get a Radeon 8500
     
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    that's nice that the R 8500 has dual monitor support
     
  15. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    since the g5s will most likely be a huge jump technologically in many areas i'll prolly wait for a second revision so all the bugs will be worked out.
     
  16. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    What's the FSRP on a Radeon 8500? I'm considering it for a graphics card upgrade.

    --Haite
     
  17. Autolycus

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    considering it? buy it! buy it now! or buy it once they start shipping..
     
  18. powerhouse

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    what will the G5s be clocking at? how bout fsb and mem?
     
  19. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i've read rumors saying g5s will debut at 1.5 and others saying 800MHz. memory i'm sure will be ddr. fsb will prolly be 133, same as all current ddr systems.
     
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    I've heard debut at 800mhz w/ a true 266mhz bus. Not ddr.
     

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