- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 31 Jul 2002
Apple's Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2) shown at Nvidia booth at Siggraph
An astute reader wrote in to inform us that Nvidia was showcasing Apple products and even its upcoming new operating system, Jaguar, at the SIGGRAPH show last week. Robert Kay writes:
Nvidia was showing a demo of the GeForce4 Titanium running their impressive demos (previously only available for Windows) under Jaguar (10.2) which now supports all of the vertex capabilities of the cards. Things were running at an impressive rate, full screen, on an Apple Cinema HD display (1920x1200)
Nvidia's Future Plans for the Mac OS X Platform
This is great news. While Apple hasn't attended a SIGGRAPH show in years, many Macintosh vendors attend each year and demo their new gear on Apple's equipment. For instance, a few shows back, NewTek demo'd its network rendering capabilities on a fleet of Power Mac G4's.
What this reader has picked up here is that Jaguar may possess new OpenGL capabilities previously unattainable on older Mac operating systems. While the GeForce4 Ti card has been available previously for the Mac, apparently all of the vertex capabilities of the card were not utilized due to the OS.
More importantly is how this showing of Apple's new OS at SIGGRAPH may index a stronger relationship with Apple in the very near future. As noted in a previous report, Nvidia has openly stated in a C/net article that they would be the number one graphics card provider in the Mac market very shortly. Additionally, Nvidia's next generation graphics cards are fully Macintosh compatible. These cards are due sometime in August. Could a new next-gen Nvidia graphics card debut with the new Power Macs this coming August? We think so.
While this sounds plausible, we would love to hear from experienced readers who can back up this report and Robert's comments above.
Thanks for the report Robert!
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