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It looks like Nvidia is not getting a look inside the marketing powerhouse which is the Apple Walled Garden of Delights .

For a while not it has been suggested that Nvidia would have a role in the next generation Apple notebooks or desktop, workstation processors, but it seems that the outfit has not even got a walk-on part in the marketing show. Fudzilla's deep throats have confirmed that AMD, or rather its Radeon Technology Group won another round of Apple refreshes.

MacBook Pro with Polaris is in the works. This is probably because Polaris 11, which is the smaller of two chips is really thin. This helps Apple create thinner and lighter notebooks. There might be some more MacBook based designs where we will get to see the Polaris architecture in action.

The new iMac will also have Polaris inside so that it boosts the graphics on graphic designers' favorite machines. Apple won't forget to update the Mac Pro so it will get the new breeze of performance with the next generation AMD Fire Pro cards.


Any mac that doesn’t come with Intel integrated graphics will feature AMD /RTG Polaris based GPU inside. Since Apple sells a lot of its computers, this is a good news for AMD / RTG and not so hot for Nvidia.

No one is saying why Apple shuns Nvidia as if it were a rabid dog with its next generation desktop and notebook upgrades. It looks like Nvidia won't get any slice of Apple Mac action at least until 2017.

http://fudzilla.com/news/graphics/40835-all-apple-2016-laptops-come-with-amd-gpus

Fud was right about few things recently. If true it than Polaris is indeed capable.
So is AMD 14nm node.
post #2 of 41
Good news for AMD/RTG. They need all the wins they can get
post #3 of 41
Good for competition, no doubt about it. AMD needs every design win they can land.

If only Apple updated their graphics drivers as often as AMD does. Instead of 'never'.
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More or less a repost:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1597918/tweaktown-amds-next-gen-polaris-gpus-to-be-used-in-apple-desktops-and-notebooks

 

Also the wording in this article:

 

Quote:
 Fudzilla's deep throats have confirmed that AMD,  or rather its Radeon Technology Group won another round of Apple refreshes.

 

Not sure who thought that was a good idea.


Edited by HybridCore - 6/6/16 at 9:07am
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IMO it's probably more to do with Nvidia pricing themselves out of the bid for Apple, we all know Apple wants to keep as much money in house as possible.
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IMO it's probably more to do with Nvidia pricing themselves out of the bid for Apple, we all know Apple wants to keep as much money in house as possible.


Nah, Polaris is intended for this market while Pascal is not.

Remeber Jen Hsuan just said he doesn't care about mobile anymore. LOL! wink.gif
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post #7 of 41
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Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post

IMO it's probably more to do with Nvidia pricing themselves out of the bid for Apple, we all know Apple wants to keep as much money in house as possible.

If Apple is known for something is that they are never going to cut down in quality.

Yes, they like to earn money as any other company, the difference is that Apple prefer to inflate the price instead of cutting corners, you'll always get a premium product with Apple.
post #8 of 41
Yes, best hardware wins.
post #9 of 41
Apple still salty since Nvidia tried to sue them. I don't expect Nvidia to be in their products for another 2 years.
post #10 of 41
Better hardware won, simple.

does that also means polaris is more p/w efficient ? tongue.gif
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