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Satchie
06-23-2003, 10:26 PM
Do you know if the Quadro FX 1000 & 2000 cards can be used in the new G5 machines? in my opinion, a bigger card like the FXs is needed, has Nvidia said something about this? do we expect drivers for these cards soon? thanx i.a.

mlinde
06-23-2003, 11:02 PM
This has been covered in the WWDC thread. But, let me update you here as well. The Quadro cards do not and will not work on a Mac until nVidia and Apple develop firmware for the GPUs on the cards. The drivers that Apple releases may (theoretically) support them, but the on-board firmware does not work on a Mac OS box. And, from what I've seen in the Apple store, there is no Quadro option to buy. nVidia has maintained the same party line for the last 3 years: Apple is the only Mac reseller of nVidia graphics. So, no Quadro from Apple means no Quadro, period (I'm a little bitter about this myself).