Bij Yahoo is een kort stukje te vinden over nVidia en de Mac. Voorlopig komen er waarschijnlijk nog geen kaarten van nVidia naar Mac land, maar die van 3dfx en ATi worden dit jaar nog verwacht:
We asked recently asked Nvidia about the GeForce 2 GTS, its newest generation of graphics chipset. Nvidia officially introduced the new technology during last week's WinHEC conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. "We are continuing to research the Mac/Apple market -- but at this time it does not look like we will be introducing a product to the Mac market," said a company spokesperson.
Mac users have yet to see Nvidia Corporation endorse any of its chipsets for use with the Macintosh, so it was no great surprise when we heard this answer come back from the company's public relations manager yesterday. Still, it's somewhat of a disappointment, since some industry wags are pegging Nvidia as the winner of the next race in 3D consumer graphics chipsets -- the other front runner is none other than ATI Technologies, which used last week's WinHEC conference to introduce Radeon 256, the successor to its RAGE 128 technology -- variants of which can be found in every shipping Mac except the iBook.
This promises to be an interesting year for Macintosh-compatible 3D graphics cards -- hopefully, by the years' end, ATI Technologies and Apple may have a plan in place to replace ATI's aging RAGE 128 technology with Radeon 256, which ATI claims has been built from the foundation up to support the Mac -- the company plans to have board designs done this summer. Meanwhile, 3dfx Interactive is finally dipping its toes into the Mac market with its long-awaited Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 cards, the first cards officially developed and sold for the Mac by 3dfx, and the first of a new generation of cards built around a chipset called the VSA-100. PCI-based Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 models may be stocked by Mac peripherals resellers by July. 3dfx has left the door open for other models to come to the Mac as well, depending on how well its first cards are received.