Which graphics chipset do you think Apple will use in the next MacBook?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Balli, Jun 1, 2006.

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What will be the next MacBook's graphics chipset?

  1. Stick with the GMA950.

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  2. Update to the GMA965.

    22 vote(s)
    78.6%
  3. Give the MacBook a dedicated graphics chipset. (If so, which one?)

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  1. Balli macrumors 6502

    #1
    If it follows Apple's previous iBook update patterns, the next MacBook will be released around November time.

    I was just wondering which graphics chipsets do people think Apple will use in their next revision of the MacBook?
     
  2. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    #2
    The latest and greatest... integrated chipset from Intel.
     
  3. Balli thread starter macrumors 6502

    #3
    Btw, does anyone have a price difference, specifications or power consumption guide, etc. about the new GMA965?
     
  4. lewion macrumors regular

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    It would be on par with the price of the current gma950. specs are beautiful... I think it's going to beat the fx6200 of nvidia and the ati x1300 - x600. Without a doubt it is much better than the previous version...

    More details have emerged about the graphics core - the latest in the GMA series - Intel intends to integrate into members of its upcoming 965 'Broadwater' chipset family. A presentation slide said to have come from the chip giant shows the part will support not only Shader Model 3.0, but also version 4.0.

    The leaked slide comes via Chinese-language site HKEPC. The G965 chipset's integrated GPU will support DirectX 10 via the Windows Graphics Foundation (WGF) 2.0 API. It will also work with OpenGL 2.0. The hardware-accelerated vertex shader capabilities missing from the current GMA950 graphics core and its predecessors will at long last be built into the G965's GPU. It will also do 180° screen rotation support in hardware.
    The GPU will be able to grab up to 256MB of main memory as its frame buffer - double the limit of the current GMA 950 core. It will support 16x anisotropic filtering, up from 4x with the GMA950, and raise the current floating-point precision level from 24 bits to 32.

    The G965 will be able to do more video post-processing work than its predecessor can, and while it will enable decoding of H.264 and WMV9/VC-1 HD video, it will still require help from the host processor.

    Other tweaks, the slide reveals, include the latest version of Intel's display power-saving technology, improved Z buffer testing, and the addition of occlusion filtering to speed 3D scene rendering.

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  5. coopdig macrumors member

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    So -- any idea when this upgrade might take place in the macbook?

    I ask specifically because I'd like to get a macbook before returning to college this fall (early september), but from what I hear it sounds as though this won't find its way into the macbook until sometime after that...

    What do you all think?
     
  6. Balli thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm so hoping that this chipset will be used in the Rev. B iteration of the MacBook.
     
  7. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    i'm thinking of geforce go, from 6200 up to 7400. or from ati, x300 or x1300 and x1400.

    just to let you know, i dream big. is there anything wrong with that?:)


    considering that the graphics card has been recentlly updated to intel integrated, i doubt that a new graphics solution will come. apple has been known to rarely update their notebook's graphics cards.

    i however, will look forward to an update to g965 or dedicated, and i hope it's the next macbook revision that will have it.
     

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