Apple to switch back to Nvidia GPUs?

Apple to switch back to Nvidia GPUs?
It has only been a few years since Apple dumped Nvidia for AMD for its video card needs but it appears that the company will be switching back in 2012.

Semi reports that three years after Apple infamously dropped Nvidia GPUs for AMD/ATI, the company has changed their mind thanks to a dispute over the AMD "Llano" line, which were supposed to be in MacBook Airs this year.



The Llano GPUs were expected to be in MBA models this year but there were supply issues which infuriated Apple.

Nvidia has now won the order for the next upgrade of Macs, most likely with Ivy Bridge models set for release in the Spring.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 27 Nov 2011 0:31
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  • 2 comments
  • plutonash

    this is the first year their laptops didn't have dedicated nvidia graphics.

    "Cable thief is a victimless crime."

    27.11.2011 02:49 #1

  • KillerBug

    They switched to AMD to get better reliability and lower temperatures...but I am betting Intel made a stink and that is why they are switching back.


    27.11.2011 22:24 #2

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