It has been speculated that Apple are planning to end their partnership with graphics company Nvidia in future versions of the iMac and laptop ranges in the next few years to come.
Does apple also use nvidia in their cell phones? If so then they would need to make several changes and i just dont see that happening.
I don't think they do. Nvidia's Tegra platform is ready and will be powering the iTouch'S rival, the ZuneHD. I believe if nvidia were involved with the iPhone/iTouch, they would have put the tegra platform in it aswell.
The iPhone uses a Samsung CPU and a PowerVR GPU (yes, the same powerVR architecture used in the Dreamcast). There are no Nvidia components in any version of the iPhone.
Thanks for the answers guys!
nVidia's been a great addition to the Mac hardware.
maybe they remember the problems with the 8600M GT, I had one, so I remember.
Yeah, I don't know if it affected the Mac versions, but the Geforce 8 Mobile series was dreadful - laptop manufacturers had to issue BIOS updates which just span the fan 100% because nVidia got the solder wrong.
Very unlikely this will happen, especially since ATI doesn't have any good 'low end' cards that most of the Macbook's are using. Not to mention the hybrid graphics chip that's highly responsible for the Macbook's better battery life and ATI has nothing like that. This is more speculative conjecture than anything else because of a few defects (probably written by an angry Apple fan). I'd say the chance of this happening though are: zero, especially since nVidia and Apple also just launched the higher end Nvidia GTX 285. Their relationship is fine.
It wouldn't surprise me. Nvidia's problems with the 8series GPU's and arrogance in admitting the issue has finally come back to bite them. I heard a rumor Dell are doing the same thing.
well, Nvidia has moved on to the 9xxx series for all of apple's stuff, and i've heard only glowing reviews of those. if they do cut out nvidia (which i don't see them doing) i don't see ATI as a viable alternative.
Apple has been making intel based machines for a little while now so maybe it will pan out for them to use the full integrated intel chipset. Maybe not for gaming (i have not been keeping up on intel gpu for gaming info) but for productivity and video processing programs (photoshop, video editing, etc). Oh well...nvidia still has sony to buy their product.
why would someone want a Mac in the first place. my friend brought his 2000 dollar one and it sucked playing game compaired to my basic PC. not that they aren't nice, i use one for my graphics class but thats about all there good for.
Why the hell do Macs even need high end GPUs. Most people that play games on their Macs play WoW and you could run that on a graphing calculator.
AHAHAHAHA, thats funny, seeing how if you play WoW you need a custom UI i can run wow at 60FPS with no UI settings, but adding this like a Raid calc, Titan panel, Xperl, Hunter helpers, Quest Helper or Carbonite drops my FPS to 30FPS, ive seen my friend run WoW on his brand new mac and he can't even get above 30FPS with no UI settings. macs suck for gaming. good for graphic design stuff but they suck at gaming.
Macs aren't good for anything. All of the industry tools (Flash, Photoshop, etc) are cross platform. Macs just appeal to artsy people and people who can't really operate and maintain a PC.
i never said that the mac was better then PC on graphics, i said they were good. XD PC is by far better. and when it comes to OS, linux systems beat mac.
CUDA is quickly becoming the standard for any photoshop user and if apple drops it then they'll be shooting themselves in the foot.
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