Wow, this was a bit of a shocker: EVGA has announced an official GeForce GTX 680 “Mac Edition”. Although it’s been possible to install a GTX 600-series card in the Mac Pro for some time now, this is the first time where we’re seeing an officially supported version of the card, presumably with an EFI bios, meaning that you’ll not have to sacrifice having a visible boot screens.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition graphics card features many new and key features:
1. NVIDIA GPU Boost Technology – Dynamically maximizes clock speeds to push performance to new levels and bring out the best in every game.
2. Support for four concurrent displays; two dual-link DVI connectors, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1
3. NVIDIA SMX Engine – Brand new processing engine which delivers twice the performance/watt compared to previous generations.
4. NVIDIA CUDA Technology – Unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing and more.
5. OpenGL 3.2 (4.3 in Windows) Support – Support for the most widely-used open graphics standard in the world.
6. OpenCL Support – Supports the latest standards in GPGPU computing.
7. Boot Camp Support – Full support for Microsoft Windows operating system in Apple Boot Camp.
The requirements are a Mac Pro 3,1 or later, with OS 10.8.3 or later.