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Nvidia CEO: Apple Uses the Best Technology

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 115 comments

Put your flame suit on.

Nvidia and Intel have been at times partners and at other times opponents. Things have been a little tense when it comes to the chipset arena, and it could get even hotter when Intel graphics are more commonly integrated with its CPUs.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang already has some choice words against Intel. From the sounds of it, he must have been doing victory fist pumps when Apple decided to go with Nvidia chipsets for the current generation of MacBooks.

In fact, during a visit to the AmericanUniversity of Dubai, Huang told participants of his current computing preference.

Mr Huang said “Apple wants to differentiate. So inside your MacBook is a NVIDIA chipset. Because Apple wants to build fundamentally different computers than just the Intel platform. They want to add value.”

Mr Huang said that in his home they’re “all Apple.” According to him “Apple uses the best technology for their [computers]. Apple says to their customers: if you buy a computer from us you can be sure we have selected the best technology inside for you. That is their promise to consumers. Their promise to consumers isn’t we’ve selected the best technology for you with the exception of what Intel allows us to use. That’s not their promise. And that’s why Apple uses the best technology where they want whenever they want. And that’s why I’m all Apple! At home it’s just Macs everywhere. It’s NVIDIA’s technology in all of them but I use Macs. My son has two Macs, my daughter has a Mac, there’s an extra Mac just in case and my wife has a Mac. It’s just Mac, Mac, Mac! Because I know it’s got the best stuff inside.”

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    amabhy , November 9, 2009 11:01 PM
    Oh please. Another PR rant.

    We can be sure that if Apple decided to go all ATI, they would be saying the exact opposite and that Nvidia would be all for Intel and against AMD.
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    ubernoobie , November 9, 2009 11:02 PM
    then where are the i7s and 5870 crossfires from apple? i've never seen one
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    GoldenEyeX , November 9, 2009 11:07 PM
    "Apple says to their customers: if you buy a computer from us you can be sure we have selected the best technology inside for you."

    WTF?!?
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  • 38 Hide
    amabhy , November 9, 2009 11:01 PM
    Oh please. Another PR rant.

    We can be sure that if Apple decided to go all ATI, they would be saying the exact opposite and that Nvidia would be all for Intel and against AMD.
  • 37 Hide
    ubernoobie , November 9, 2009 11:02 PM
    then where are the i7s and 5870 crossfires from apple? i've never seen one
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    matt2k , November 9, 2009 11:07 PM
    oh dear...
  • 35 Hide
    GoldenEyeX , November 9, 2009 11:07 PM
    "Apple says to their customers: if you buy a computer from us you can be sure we have selected the best technology inside for you."

    WTF?!?
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    Shadow703793 , November 9, 2009 11:08 PM
    Hmm.... so basically, what Huang is saying is that Apple is better than AMD, ASUS,etc? WTF is he smoking....or was he given another Mac Pro?? /fail on Huang
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    dogofwars , November 9, 2009 11:08 PM
    I suppose it's one of the reason now there is a "new" GTX 285 for Mac now lol, usually you have ATI stuff in Mac computer no!??? It's kinda confusing but I am no Mac expert so what do I know :)  Somebody could clarify???
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    Spike53 , November 9, 2009 11:09 PM
    Someone's sucking crapple's dick...
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    ihateapple9000 , November 9, 2009 11:14 PM
    Quote:
    Someone's sucking crapple's dick...


    Can someone say Yammy?
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    foody , November 9, 2009 11:19 PM
    Apple? The same company that supports 10% of Nvidia products?

    Most irrelevant reasoning I've ever heard. Marcus will have this posted on a Mac lover site that he works for in a few minutes, I'm sure.
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    Glorian , November 9, 2009 11:21 PM
    Best technology huh? then tell me why when I was pricing gaming laptops between alienware vs apple, granted for two different laptops with the same cpu/ram/ssd I was supprised they were priced within 50 bucks...EXCEPT the apple comes with a 9600m gt graphics and the alienware comes with crossfired 4870's?! for 50 bucks less!

    I know its alienware/dell but i used it to prove a point.
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    greenbuck , November 9, 2009 11:23 PM
    This fragging Yam posting bullshit Apple PR again.
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    Gin Fushicho , November 9, 2009 11:26 PM
    He cant say that he doesnt have a single Windows comp in his home that he made himself...
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    Regulas , November 9, 2009 11:27 PM
    ubernoobiethen where are the i7s and 5870 crossfires from apple? i've never seen one

    You can get a i7 now in the 27" iMac if you wish.
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    gr33nf00t , November 9, 2009 11:34 PM
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    Apple says to their customers: if you buy a computer from us you can be sure we have selected the best technology inside for you if you like to be unable to upgrade and switch out parts and instead drop over 2 grand every couple of years.

    Fixed.
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    frozenlead , November 9, 2009 11:34 PM
    Best technology? Weren't all of your 8400 and 8600 chips defective, Mr. Nvidia? Didn't those go in Apple products as well?
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    Anonymous , November 9, 2009 11:34 PM
    He is just afraid Apple will go back to ATI. In fact the latest iMac one model I think has ATI graphics.Why yes, the more expensive iMac's now have ATI graphics so I guess Apple does choose the best for their best!
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    Silluete , November 9, 2009 11:43 PM
    I don't want jump in the hatewagon. But a news from apple fansite? really?
    why don't make new section called "blog" in this site eh?
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    Glorian , November 9, 2009 11:49 PM
    RegulasYou can get a i7 now in the 27" iMac if you wish.


    Good point but you can you keep keep the screen and replace the i7-860 when newer ones come out, or overclock it, maybe you want to upgrade the best card they offer which is only a 4850 to a 5870? I think not.
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    wintermint , November 9, 2009 11:51 PM
    Wouldn't it be more energy efficient if we were to use AMD + ATI or something like that?
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