CUPERTINO, California—February 6, 2002—Apple® these days introduced that the sector’s quickest graphics processor, NVIDIA’s new GeForce4 Titanium, can be to be had on this planet’s quickest non-public laptop, the Pentium-crushing Energy Mac™ G4, beginning subsequent month. Delivered on a AGP 4X card containing 128MB of double information price (DDR) SDRAM, the GeForce4 Titanium processor renders extremely reasonable content material and particular results akin to real-time persona animation and wonderful floor main points by no means prior to observed on a non-public laptop.
“The Energy Mac G4 with Mac OS X and NVIDIA’s new GeForce4 Titanium mix to offer an improbable visible workstation,” mentioned Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vp of International Product Advertising and marketing. “Ingenious execs and players alike are going to benefit from the wonderful bounce in 3-d realism.”
The GeForce4 Titanium delivers fantastic efficiency, processing 87 million triangles consistent with 2nd and four.nine billion textured pixels consistent with 2nd to accomplish over 1.23 trillion operations consistent with 2nd. The GeForce4 Titanium delivers any other first—the relationship of 2 Apple flat-panel shows concurrently in one slot by means of offering each Apple Show Connector (ADC) and Virtual Visible Interface (DVI) connectors (calls for DVI to ADC adapter). The cardboard supplies each prolonged desktop in addition to video mirroring, and it allows same old VGA gadgets to glue by the use of the integrated DVI to VGA adapter.
Without equal virtual powerhouse for ingenious execs, the brand new Energy Mac G4 line options techniques with twin 1-GHz, 933-MHz and 800-MHz PowerPC G4 processors with Pace Engine™. The 933-MHz and twin 1-GHz fashions come with the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 64MB of DDR SDRAM. Offering fantastic efficiency, the twin 1-GHz Energy Mac G4 delivers an excellent 15 gigaflops (15 billion floating level operations consistent with 2nd), operating skilled packages like Adobe Photoshop as much as 72 % sooner and encoding DVD Video over 300 % sooner than a 2.zero GHz Pentium Four-based PC*.
The road gives each Mac® OS X because the startup running device and Mac OS nine, along with Apple’s award-winning suite of packages for virtual tune (iTunes™ 2), virtual video (iMovie™ 2 and iDVD 2) and virtual pictures (iPhoto).
The NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium graphics processor for the Energy Mac G4 is to be had as a build-to-order choice thru The Apple Retailer® (www.apple.com), with techniques transport subsequent month. The GeForce4 Titanium choice is an extra $250(US) with the twin 1-GHz and 933-MHz Energy Mac G4 techniques; and an extra $350(US) with the 800-MHz Energy Mac G4. Advised retail costs for the Energy Mac G4 techniques are $2,999(US) for the twin 1-GHz style, $2,299(US) for the 933-MHz style, and $1,599(US) for the 800-MHz style.
Present Energy Mac G4 shoppers can upload the NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium card to their device by the use of a standalone equipment anticipated to be to be had this Spring for a recommended retail value of $399(US).
* In accordance with frequently used operations in Adobe Photoshop 6.zero.