Wednesday, October 26, 2005

nVidia GeForce 7800 GT now available for order

The Mac version of the PCIe nVidia GeForce 7800 GT is now available for order with new Power Macs at the Apple Store. The 7800 GT is a US$350 upgrade from the 6600, and a US$400 upgrade from the 6600 LE. Unfortunately, this upgrade changes the ship times to 6-8 weeks, which means that 7800 GT endowed Power Macs won't ship until December.

However, this GPU might be well worth the wait for those of you interested in running software like 3D games, Motion, or Aperture, since the 7800 GT offers a very significant 3D performance boost over the 6600 series GPUs.

4 comments:

camberwell@softhome.net said...

do you think Apple or other re-sellers will offer this card later as something that can be purchased separately? Or will it only ever be offered as a built-to-order option? Any guesses?

Eug said...

Your guess is as good as mine...

Anonymous said...

Still does not seem to be available anywhere. Any clues where to get would be most welcome (I got the 6600 just to avoid huge extra shipping delay)?

Anonymous said...

... sorry, that is now - approaching April 2006.