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post #11 of 132
No hints on a new Mac Pro? Think they gave up on it?
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It is a prefix now, mGTX 1080. The most noticeable difference is the same die. Different VBIOS for a lower cTDP.


Not if Prema can help it wink.gif
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post #13 of 132
GTX 1080M (or mGTX) ... a 150W GPU in a 0.70 in/1.8 cm thick MBP that is fully powered and simultaneously charged by a 85W adapter...talking about lack of context...
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post #14 of 132
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Not if Prema can help it wink.gif
Better get some electrical tape and Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut then.
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post #15 of 132
This is probably the main reason P11 exists, and the main target for Polaris as an architecture. The desktop parts are clearly secondary in nature. There's probably a good bit of pent up demand for new Macbooks so it should mean a lot of chips sold for AMD.
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post #16 of 132
Just give me 4C MBP with external HDMI 4K @ 60Hz support and I'll buy.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 8/10/16 at 4:30pm
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Yay, another laptop which is gonna cost a kidney and a liver.

I really like MacBooks, but they are way expensive for a student.
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post #18 of 132
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Yay, another laptop which is gonna cost a kidney and a liver.

I really like MacBooks, but they are way expensive for a student.

And it seems only students buy them because 2K is only a small fraction of what most pay for tuition.
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post #19 of 132
The new dell xps laptops are gorgeous. If I was in the market for a new laptop I would go with one of them. And I am a current mbp owner.
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post #20 of 132
I might be too out there thinking this, but I feel that Raja Koduri's previous employment with Apple might have influenced Polaris's usefulness for Apple, and in Apple choosing AMD again. (Through Koduri left in 2013).

Although I'm sure the cheapness of AMD's stuff vs Nvidia is a huge factor.
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