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A blurb for a software engineer post with Nvidia states that the person who takes the job will “help produce the next revolutionary Apple products,” according to a report from Bloomberg. The listing also confirms that the role will involve “working in partnership with Apple.”
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The jobs are all within the field of software engineering and relate directly to Mac graphics drivers. It certainly seems that Nvidia is expanding its roster of personnel with particular experience working with Apple products, which would suggest that the company’s exclusive relationship with AMD is coming to an end.

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Could this be why so many Nvidia AIB cards are all using Micron VRAM now? Has Apple bought up most or all of the Samsung chips?

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Could this be why so many Nvidia AIB cards are all using Micron VRAM now? Has Apple bought up most or all of the Samsung chips?

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So many Nvidia cards use Micron VRAM because Micron is the only producer of GDDR5X...
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So many Nvidia cards use Micron VRAM because Micron is the only producer of GDDR5X...

Only the 1080 uses GDDR5X, when the 1070's launched they were using Samsung chips. At some point after that they switched to Micron GDDR5 (non-X of course) and a fair number of people have been complaining about stability and OC headroom. I don't think Samsung would just stop production so some big name must be buying it all.
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Yep I think Samsung simply can't produce enough of the GDDR5 right now especially if someone else started to hoard them again. It is also probably why AMD often went with cheaper Hynix, Elpida etc. and only Nvidia shelled out the cash for the better faster Samsung, but now... Nvidia launches with Samsung and then sneak changes to Micron trash chips... well done Nvidia.
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Only the 1080 uses GDDR5X, when the 1070's launched they were using Samsung chips. At some point after that they switched to Micron GDDR5 (non-X of course) and a fair number of people have been complaining about stability and OC headroom. I don't think Samsung would just stop production so some big name must be buying it all.


I suppose that it one possibility. Another could be that samsung has ramped more into HBM2 and is preparing a section of their fabs for a strong start with GDDR6, though it may still be a little too soon for that with a 2018 launch.
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