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[Extremetech]Report: Apple planning major MacBook Pro refresh with AMD Polaris GPUs, Touch ID, and OLED function keys

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Looks like Apple is sticking with AMD
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The rate at which Apple refreshes its hardware has come under fire in recent weeks. While we’ve noted that the company’s laptops are mostly reasonably new, there are some old MacBook Pros in need of a refresh and the Mac Pro desktop is now nearly three years’ old.

Other changes supposedly include a thinner body (but not a tapered one like the MacBook Air), a smaller footprint with shallow curves around the edges of the device, a slightly larger trackpad, and integrated Touch ID support. Some systems will reportedly offer GPUs based on AMD’s Polaris architecture, while the lower-cost models will use Intel’s integrated graphics. USB Type-C is also rumored to be on the way and Thunderbolt 3 is logically expected, though whether Apple will use USB Type-C for it is a matter of debate. Previously, the company used DisplayPort to provide Thunderbolt capability.


http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/233389-report-apple-planning-major-macbook-pro-refresh-with-amd-polaris-gpus-touchid-and-oled-function-keys
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Interesting.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Randomdude View Post

Interesting.

It is.
If there is anyone that move a lot of hardware, its Apple.
Probably got the Polaris GPUs cheap though. But in total its very good for AMD that they didnt go back to Nvidia
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Now we know where the full Polaris 11 went. They did the same thing with Tonga on iMacs.
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Quote:
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It is.
If there is anyone that move a lot of hardware, its Apple.
Probably got the Polaris GPUs cheap though. But in total its very good for AMD that they didnt go back to Nvidia

You said it.
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I have been waiting for the new rMBP since may, I finally gave up on the wait and bought a rMB. I cannot believe how apple let the rMBP line go........
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Quote:
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It is.
If there is anyone that move a lot of hardware, its Apple.
Probably got the Polaris GPUs cheap though. But in total its very good for AMD that they didnt go back to Nvidia

You pay GTX 1080m money to get a MBP with RX 460.
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I'm only interested in the Mac Mini -- hoping they put an AMD gpu in there so it can do 4k at 60Hz...
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You pay GTX 1080m money to get a MBP with RX 460.

false

there is no "M" suffix anymore, you now have the FULL DESKTOP GP104-2560 on a laptop.
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there is no "M" suffix anymore, you now have the FULL DESKTOP GP104-2560 on a laptop.
It is a prefix now, mGTX 1080. The most noticeable difference is the same die. Different VBIOS for a lower cTDP.
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