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AMD Based Apple Laptop?

Chaszmyr

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DigiTimes' track record is amazingly bad. You'd think they'd be right more often just by guessing.
 
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hob

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Apple + AMD?

The Register reports that Apple may be developing an AMD based solution, although details are very sketchy at this moment in time.

As they say, Core 2 Duo still has the lead, but there is the fact that AMD just bought ATI... Apple may prefer to get more bits from one supplier...

Hob
 
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spicyapple

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If Taiwan's high-capacitance multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) manufacturing community says so, it must be true. What's stopping Apple from using AMD processors? (apart from preferential pricing from Intel)
 
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Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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Here we go folks.

The Register Article said:
...The claim - cited by DigiTimes...

Just to put everybody's mind at ease. These are the guys who predicted the arrival of a G5 iBook in early 2005.

They have never, ever been right.
 
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Chundles

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I go on how good their logo is...

...they must be way off.

Yeah, it looks like the logo of one of those local computer stores that are packed to rafters with boxes in a tiny shop with opaque-coated windows and put out pricing brochures on coloured paper folded neatly in half down the centre.

You know the ones of which I speak.
 
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iGary

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I threw up in my mouth a little bit™ for a month with the Intel switch.

I may have to hospitalized if this actually happens.
 
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Pressure

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It might happen the day AMD can come up with a better product and roadmap compared to Intel, which in the coming three years seems highly unlikely.

AMD does not have a large enough R&D center to actively help Apple develop their products, not to mention capacity issues.
 
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imacintel

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I will never buy an AMD computer again, especially in a laptop. AMDs are very hot processors and they require big fans(I learn that from my bro's Compaq), which make them thick and heavy.

It would be best for me if we could of kept PowerPC, developed a lower powerconsuming but stil powerful G5, or Xenon(chip in XBOX 360). But intel is still got...PPC for LIFE
 
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Dont Hurt Me

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And people thought Apple could never ever go Intel, so why not? Athlon 64 x2 cores have dropped in price,ati has a bunch of video chips it could mate and this machine would kill any integrated graphic solution if both Apple & Ati were wanting to do this. It would make sense. Rumors:)
 
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Pressure

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And people thought Apple could never ever go Intel, so why not? Athlon 64 x2 cores have dropped in price,ati has a bunch of video chips it could mate and this machine would kill any integrated graphic solution if both Apple & Ati were wanting to do this. It would make sense. Rumors:)

Perhaps but they are not competing right now on either products or road maps.

You don't change vendor like the wind blows.
 
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0007776

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I'm sure that somewhere in their headquarters Apple keeps a build of OS X on AMD like they did with Intel. But Idon't think that anyone outside of Apple will see it at least for several years.
 
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Dont Hurt Me

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Perhaps but they are not competing right now on either products or road maps.

You don't change vendor like the wind blows.
Apple has a history of using many makers of parts. Face it dual core athlons are more chip then most folks need. Ati would only have to say hey look at this combo for X dollars. Ati & Apple go way back.
 
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Lord Blackadder

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I doubt Apple will go with AMD in the near future - at the moment Intel has the performance lead and the AMD/Intel war is so hot Intel would no doubt punish Apple for adding AMD CPUs to their product line.

I'm not holding my breath...but I am interested to see what AMD comes out with in answer to the Core 2 Duo. Maybe if AMD regains its competitiveness there will be pressure for Apple to branch out a little.
 
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emotion

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Perhaps but they are not competing right now on either products or road maps.

You don't change vendor like the wind blows.


IBM and Motorola? :)

It's nice for Apple to have the bargaining chip when dealing with Intel. I agree they're unlikely to follow up on it (if there's any substance at all....which is seriously doubt).
 
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AMD Based Apple Laptop?

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Digitimes claims that according to Taiwan component makers, there is an increase in orders for certain capacitators that are intended for use in an AMD-based Apple notebook. Few other details are provided.

The rest of the article remains speculative, pointing to comments by AMD CEO that he felt that Apple would eventually come around to working with AMD.

Readers should note that Digitimes remains notoriously inaccurate with their rumors.
 
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arn

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please no page 1 vs page 2 comments... :)

arn
 
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Chundles

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please no page 1 vs page 2 comments... :)

arn

Yes Dad. :D

Ladies and Gentlemen of Macrumours, this is from Digitimes, they still owe me a G5 iBook from 2005.

Digitimes = wrong, always wrong.
 
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chicagdan

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Jan 3, 2002
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Here we go folks.



Just to put everybody's mind at ease. These are the guys who predicted the arrival of a G5 iBook in early 2005.

They have never, ever been right.

Not only are they always wrong, their rumors don't even make sense. AMD doesn't have a competitive notebook CPU and can't deliver in the scale Apple needs. These guys can't even fabricate a decent lie.
 
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Warbrain

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As I said in another thread, it's very possible Apple has built an AMD machine sometime in the past, but it will never reach production unless Intel ****s up...
 
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