Apple Ditches Nvidia, Goes ATI-only for Desktops

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Source: Toms Hardware - Read the full article
Posted: 5 years 42 weeks ago

If you take a closer look at the Mac Pro and iMac refreshes this week, you'll notice that Apple has ditched Nvidia graphic parts in favor of strictly choosing ATI GPUs.

From a technology perspective, Nvidia right now has the shinier bullet point list with its Fermi-based chips, but all iMac and Mac Pro options are comprised of ATI's Evergreen family.

That's not to say that Apple as switched sides, as the company employs Nvidia chipsets and GPUs across the entire MacBook, starting with the GeForce 320M in the 13-inch MacBooks to the GeForce 330M discrete part in the MacBook Pros.

This could be a sign, however, that Apple and AMD are forming a stronger relationship. Earlier this year, rumors did the rounds that Apple may be considering using AMD CPUs in its upcoming computers.



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AMD CPUs... That could mean lower prices and Apple could add an AMD 6-core processor to the Mac Pro, although it'll be Opterons only for the Mac Pro.

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if that is the case, then nVidia and Intel had better stop bickering and form an alliance with Microsoft so there's a proportional competition going on