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Question: What's this about a GRAPHICS CARD FROM APPLE!?!?!???

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I've only returned to these boards recently (used to be Phoenix155) and have noticed vague references to some graphics card company Apple bought two or three years ago, and has been working with to produce some radical new superfast card or something.

WHat the heck? Is there any evidence to back this up or what?

ALso, what about the "Gigawire" thing or whatever it's called? What's it supposed to be? SOme faster that firewire technology?

I ask these because everybody seems so obsessed with teh G5 that noone talks about the "small" things anymore!
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Apple bought Raycer. This is the small graphics company that people are talking about. Nobody really know anything about this to my understanding. I think Kormac76 mentioned something about it vaugly before but nobody really seem to know what Apple plans to do with them. Some have speculated that Apple may have bought them more for the Talent of the employees & may have reassigned them. Perhpas some of their technology has already shown up in things like Quicktime 5?

Gigawire: seems to be highly debated. Most people seem to fall into two catagories. One side thinks that it's Firewire 2.0 (800/1600mbps). Others feel that it's a new wireless highspeed connection (perhaps even over long distances).
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[quote]Originally posted by X704:
<strong>Apple bought Raycer. This is the small graphics company that people are talking about. Nobody really know anything about this to my understanding. I think Kormac76 mentioned something about it vaugly before but nobody really seem to know what Apple plans to do with them. Some have speculated that Apple may have bought them more for the Talent of the employees & may have reassigned them. Perhpas some of their technology has already shown up in things like Quicktime 5?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Don't forget the rumoured Apple GPU designed to accelerate Quartz!!

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[quote]Originally posted by Amorya:
<strong>Don't forget the rumoured Apple GPU designed to accelerate Quartz!!
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What's that? Interesting...anyone with any "info?"

--Alexis
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[quote]Originally posted by Alexis:
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What's that? Interesting...anyone with any "info?"
--Alexis</strong><hr></blockquote>

Most likely Apple figured it doesn't pay since they can go to OpenGL with quartz and use Radeon or GeForce cards. It would be unlikely to do a card that can compete with NVidia and ATI offerings, the R&D would cost them hundrets of millions and it's too big a risk.

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