Mid-2010 iMacs all ATI - next MBP ATI rather than nvidia?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by toppernh, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. toppernh macrumors newbie

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    The Mid-2010 iMacs all have ATI GPUs so does that point to MBPs going to ATI rather than nvidia?
    Since MBPs use Apple designed graphics switching rather than nvidia's Optimus, I wouldn't see why they couldn't do the same thing with ATI as they do with nvidia.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    All late '09 iMacs were ATI except the low-end. It looks like Apple is offering NVIDIA in laptops and ATI in desktops
     
  3. moel macrumors 6502

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    ...and will do for some CONSIDERABLE time.

    As nvidia work closely with Apple on the MBP mobo design.
     
  4. toppernh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    moel - Can I ask how you know that nvidia worked closely with Apple on the MBP mobo design? Do you know that Apple will stick with nvidia when they eventually switch to Intel's Sandy Bridge processor? I would expect them to stay with nvidia as long as they are using the current Core i processor but once the processor changes they could change GPU suppliers.

    I don't have a preference of nvidia or ATI. I'm quite happy with nvidia in my MBP. However, I wish Apple would update my Early-2009 MBP so it would automatically switch between 9400M and 9600GT like the newer Intel IGP & nvidia 320M do.
     

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