Originally Posted by kylzer
I thought the new macbooks where going to have AMD Apus.
There was no information about it at all. And I doubt apple will use AMD's current APUs, when the macbook pros are using i5 and i7, and AMD has nothing to rival that atm on the laptop side. Maybe when zen comes out, which means, not any time soon with planned end of 2016 new MacBooks.
Originally Posted by MDalton10
Why? Why not just use an off the shelf GPU?
The new mac pro can't fit anything off the shelf. The macs and MacBooks are also specifically designed and won't be able to fit an off the shelf GPU.
Apple has been known for years now for demanding custom GPUs for they systems, and I think it will stay the same. The chip itself might be off the shelf, but not what is around it.
Originally Posted by izakimak
On the plus side I bet this means an easier time to run hackintosh's with nvidia graphics.
Yup. And it is a bit weird tbh.
While AMD have been providing the latest GPUs to mac, they don't supply actual drivers which allow using on hackintosh, while nvidia have been releasing updated drivers even for the latest OSX pretty quickly.