Apple Ditches Nvidia, Goes ATI-only for Desktops

If you take a closer look at the Mac Pro and iMac refreshes this week, you'll notice that Apple has ditched Nvidia graphic parts in favor of strictly choosing ATI GPUs.

From a technology perspective, Nvidia right now has the shinier bullet point list with its Fermi-based chips, but all iMac and Mac Pro options are comprised of ATI's Evergreen family.

That's not to say that Apple has switched sides, as the company employs Nvidia chipsets and GPUs across the entire MacBook, starting with the GeForce 320M in the 13-inch MacBooks to the GeForce 330M discrete part in the MacBook Pros.

This could be a sign, however, that Apple and AMD are forming a stronger relationship. Earlier this year, rumors did the rounds that Apple may be considering using AMD CPUs in its upcoming computers.

(Sources: AppleInsider, Icrontic.)

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  • Lmeow
    I've always preferred red apples to green apples. But Steve Jobs is turning me bananas!
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  • Gin Fushicho
    More money for AMD. =D
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  • L0tus
    Apple customers must be chumps.

    21-inch LCD
    i3-540
    4GB RAM
    500GB HDD

    $1200 Apple Mac
    $600 Windows PC (max)

    Even with the free shipping on the Apple option, this is an utter joke.
    Please tell me why this company is still posting profits.
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  • Gin Fushicho
    More money for AMD. =D
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  • Lmeow
    I've always preferred red apples to green apples. But Steve Jobs is turning me bananas!
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  • Tamz_msc
    Looks like Apple finally learned the meaning of value for money,but only forgot to lower the price!.
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