How Intel's battle with NVIDIA over Core i7 impacts Apple

A technology licensing suit between Intel and NVIDIA over controller chipsets and the next generation of Intel's Core i7 CPUs may complicate Apple's immediate plans for the next iMac and Mac Pro, and disrupt the company's long term strategy for standardized GPU acceleration using OpenCL.

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DJ3581d ago

And simply supply the Core i7 chip, which is a brilliant CPU. I'm running it right now, and it renders at least 20 times faster than my Pentium 4.

But for GPU based functionality, nVidia is the best option out there. If the new Macbook Pros and Mac towers have that winning combination, then Apple will gain a lot of ground over Windows-based PCs. Now if only they could put in Blu-ray drives and HDMI...