It seems Apple just refreshed its Macbook Pro lineup. I know since 2011 they moved to AMD Radeon GPUs and just curious
what is the reason?
Is this a licensing reason for switching graphics that might need x86 license? I personally dont think so 'Cause NVIDIA already
has plenty of these switchable graphics between intel's and GFs systems.
I couldn't find the exact reason to moving to AMD GPUs.
1) Money is always one of the reason
2) Power consumption.... Apple is very particular about battery life. Battery life is more important than small difference in performance. You dont see kick ass graphics on Apple Mac Books.
4) Corporate or business politics. Apple is a high maintenance customer and there is no "Sacred Cows" w/ respect to its supplier. That is all supplier including CPU. Don't be surprise to see Mac Book (low end) running on ARM base architecture in the future. When the QUAD Core ARM comes out that's a strong possibility.... This is just to state a point on how APPLE manage its suppliers.
Most of these are done at corporate level discussion and never made public.