Delays reported for Power Mac G5 with NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL card configs

Several MacDailyNews readers are reporting receiving emails from Apple notifying them of unexpected delays of their Power Mac G5 with NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL Graphics card configs. The email as follows:

Subject: Important information about your G5

Thank you for ordering the new Power Mac G5 with NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL Graphics card. Due to an unexpected delay, we cannot meet your estimated August 31st ship date.

Your satisfaction is important to us and we’d like to get your order to you as quickly as possible.


  1. …this on the same day my dual 2.5 (with the Radeon 9600 XT) was supposed to ship and got pushed back another 10 days, to August 30. Haven’t seen stories about this further delay on the usual rumor sites yet.

  2. my 9800XT got delayed too.

    I think the scope of this article is too limited. If you read the tracker on, most D2.5 expected to ship today were slipped until at least the end of the month.

  3. Now, I don’t know if this will work or not, but it’s a fun thought.

    So, I have my PowerMac G5 with a Radeon 9600XT now. I can hook two monitors to that. Then, at some point in the future, I can get the nVidia, I can hook up two more?!

    Okay, two 30″ displays and then two more, oh, 23″ displays. Four displays.

    But if anyone does this, I will have to kill them in a fit of jealousy. :^)

  4. If this becomes normal procedure…

    Note to self: “make sure to make next order to Apple one with most the pre-announced bells and whistles. Highly probable it will be delayed so to get the rest of bells and whistles”

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  5. hehe…now I have an email from Apple saying that my G5 did actually ship yesterday (still with the 9600, see above). At least I’ll have it before school starts!

  6. After Apples constant failure to ship on time i decided enough was enough,cancelled my chinese powermac 2.5 and decided to get a ral machine that can game also-Alienware plus its made in Florida not China. Enough of apple. who cares they got the best OS the hardware and lack of gaming sucks on this platform.

  7. No More Games: buy an Xbox or a Playstation 2. It’s more than you will need.

    To all retarded still complaining about lacking games (not) on OS X: shut the fuck up and stick your joystick where the sun doesn’t shine.

    Oh yes, and then the clever conclusion: “Macs are toys not real computers: I cannot play my favorite game on Macs.”

    ROFLMAO, what an idiocy. Funny Windoze tool do not see it.

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