AMD (Ati) Graphics instead NVIDIA = Good move?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MBX, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Not sure how i feel about the AMD (Ati) graphics card instead of a NVidia one.

    I like CUDA and it's GPU implementations that are widespreading more and more.

    I'm sure there's a reason why Apple went with AMD instead? Is there nothing comparable out from NVidia for the mobile?
     
  2. solarein macrumors regular

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    Nvidia has the mobile GTX 5 series that are comparable. Personally I prefer Nvidia, but I suspect they weren't ready in time for this round.
     
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Maybe apple went with AMD instead because now we can have 1gb of graphics power at the same power consumption instead of a Nvidia 512mb graphics card?
     
  4. solarein macrumors regular

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    The VRAM doesn't consume much power, it's the GPU itself.
     
  5. Eclipse278 macrumors regular

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    Apple always seems to alternate the graphics card companies. Keeps prices down?
     
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