NVIDIA Announces Mac Pro Video Upgrade Kit

NVIDIA announced on Wednesday that an upgrade kit, featuring the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT GPU, is immediately available for the Apple Mac Pro. The kit allows first generation Mac Pro users to upgrade their Mac to the same solution already available in second-generation Mac Pro systems.

"The computer is more visual than ever, and Mac users in particular demand an exceptional visual experience," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of GeForce desktop GPU business at NVIDIA. "Adding a GeForce 8800 GT to the first-generation Mac Pro system will deliver a major graphics boost, resulting in faster processing for a complete range of visual computing applications."

The GeForce 8800 GT features 112 cores and supports dual Apple 30-inch Cinema HD displays. It is compatible with any Intel-based Mac Pro.

The upgrade kit is available in North America online from NVIDA or the Apple Store and is priced at US$279.00. Customers outside the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada should order from the Apple Store.