today announced that its TwinView display technology is available for the new Power Macs introduced today during Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote address to Macworld Expo attendees in New York City. TwinView makes its debut in the high-end 800MHz dual processor model.
Based on Nvidia’s GeForce 2 MX chipset, TwinView enables one video card to serve two monitors. The dual processor Power Mac G4 sports both an ADC connector and a VGA connector. This enables Macintosh users to connect Apple’s line of digital flat panel displays, as well as a convention CRT or a digital flat display that sports a VGA-compatible connection.
Nvidia also noted in today’s announcement that the company’s GeForce2 MX graphics processing units (GPUs) are standard-issue straight across the Power Mac G4 product line. Previously, the low-end G4 configuration shipped standard with an board using a graphics chip developed by ATI Technologies, Inc. Apple also makes available a GeForce3-based graphics card as a build-to-order option for Power Mac G4’s ordered through the Apple Store and through resellers.