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Originally Posted by Exodist View Post
Now not sure if you have ever worked with many Workstation cards or software that uses them. But the software must be written for them.
I do not know how much you know about Apple history...but Apple has done this at least 2-3 times in the past (maybe more):

- When Apple went from CISC to RISC cpu's with the PowerPC computers back in the mid-late 1990's.
- When Apple went from the "Classic OS" (OS 1.0 to 9.2) to OS X back around 2001.
- When Apple went from Motorola cpu's to Intel cpu's in 2006.

In all of these cases this was not an abrupt over-night change...but a multi-year transition...where emulation of the older OS remained for a period of time.

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Originally Posted by Exodist View Post
Now if Apple wants to carry on with only FirePro as their GPU of choice, then o well. My little complaint over here is meaning less anyway. Its more of a sad eye.
We certainly have to wait & see what happens once the new Mac Pro is released...to see how things play out.

Remember again...Apple says that they have designed the new Mac Pro to last for 10 years (10 years of usefulness). So maybe what seems like "over the top" high-end & incompatible in some ways now...may be commonplace in the years to come.

Apple is well known as a risk-taker or pushing the envelope...introducing technologies that other computer companies wouldn't even dream of including in a consumer-ready computer. But if Apple is successful...then all other computer companies will follow in a heartbeat!!!

Sometimes Apple is successful...and sometimes not. We shall see.

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