As noted by Accelerate Your Mac and tonymacx86, German site PCGamesHardware.de reports [Google translation] that Hong Kong-based company Sapphire Technology is previewing its new Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition graphics card at CeBIT this week. The high-end card arrives following Apple's introduction of Radeon HD 7000-series drivers in OS X 10.8.3 betas last November, although the update has yet to be released to the public.
At Cebit we saw the Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition for the first time live. The upper-class graphics card based on the original HD 7950, which uses dark brown board waived a boost function and is clocked at 800 MHz (GPU). The 3 GiByte GDDR5 memory, as well as its clock of 2,500 MHz, unchanged.
Sapphire is reportedly planning to price the Radeon 7950 Mac Edition at $450.
Mac Pro news and rumors are beginning to pick up steam following Apple's promise last June that "new designs" of the workstation would be arriving in 2013. Last month, Apple ceased European sales of the current Mac Pro due to its non-compliance with new safety regulations, increasing the urgency of an update, while just yesterday a report surfaced about Apple-branded 2 TB solid-state drives for the Mac Pro.
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Think for a moment.
Are these people REALLY going to toss out 1000's of sales because they overlooked this?
If it doesn't work in 1,1s it will be because it is EFI64 or UEFI GOP, it won't be because Stan in Hardware Procurement forgot to see if it actually fit in the machines it was designed for.
The screws holding it together aren't going to be a problem.
In contrast to the third most recent Mac Pro news item from MacRumors:
February 18th: Mac Pro Now Unavailable for Purchase from European Apple Online Stores (https://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/18/mac-pro-now-unavailable-for-purchase-from-european-apple-online-stores/)
It will sell.
First, this is pre-production hardware.
Second, the 5xxx cards for the Mac Pro have heat sinks on the back, this 7950 has no heat sink. If you look at the 5xxx cards in person the heat sink adds thickness to the card.