The Apple Store this week updated its high-end video card selection to include the EVGA GeForce GTX 285. This monster comes with 1GB of DDR3 memory and 240 stream-processors.  This makes it the fastest video card Apple sells for its systems.  This is important because Snow Leopard will use the GPUs of the video card to accelerate CPU intensive processes like video encoding and decoding.

******Update: We called EVGA.  The PC version will not work in a Mac.*******

The lowest price we could find for the Mac Version of this card is $438.

A word of caution from the comments on Apple’s site: You need to make sure you install the driver from the CD BEFORE you install the card in your Mac. If you don’t, the system will kernel panic and crash at startup.  OSX Snow Leopard will likely have drivers built into the OS install disks.  Review and more pictures.

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