Mobile graphics are a thing of the past!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Melodist, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Melodist macrumors regular

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  2. Hank Carter macrumors 6502

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    Never going to happen at Apple, because you couldn't make a machine that was thin and also didn't burst into flames.
     
  3. Melodist thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well actually, there are already a few upcoming super thin notebooks with desktop gtx 1060 / 1070 graphics inside...
     
  4. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    Not *Apple thin*
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    Who cares
     
  6. Melodist thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've seen people around here deliberating on the tiniest tech facts but when something like desktop gpus inside laptops become reality, you couldn't care less?
     
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    theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of us care. My comment earlier was a sarcastic remark to the way Apple makes their computers and products nowadays. It's a sad reality. There's no hint/indication of Nvidia support in next gen MacBook Pro.

    A workaround is building an eGPU which maybe an option Apple considers.
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    One inch is thin enough if it is 6-core.
     
  9. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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    Don't see Apple ever going that route. The example you shown weighs a whopping 12.5 pounds, more than a nMP. Tethering yourself to a wall socket.
     
  10. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Apple's not in the market for gaming systems... If they were, u would see top of the line GPU's u can get on PC's for much the same price tag..

    Although 3D games do tun on Mac's.. I dunno why so many people want a gaming specific Apple Mac per say... Its not meant for gaming... you get a PC for that hardcore geeks..

    It's like saying "I'll buy a top pf the line PC gaming system, but never play games, I'll only use it for work related stuff"

    I see it as not a "thing of the past" because Apple never was there i the first place with desktops not tablets... (faster/better) in most cases... but it's a different direction.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple has little interest in gaming GPUs, and they have a long and illustrious history either underclocking the GPU or undersizing them.

    Yes, Apple will continue to make their laptops thinner and thinner, but it won't include the fastest (or any gaming) GPU
     
  12. Cineplex macrumors 6502a

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    I heard somewhere Apple is going to go back to the Rage 128 because they can fit the whole card on the keycap.

    That joke isn't fair to the Rage 128...it is probably much better than the Intel rubbish in the MacBook now. :p
     
  13. Appleaker macrumors 68000

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    In terms of MacBooks since the TDPs are actually higher for Pascal laptop cards (although this might not be true for the lower end cards) so there wouldn't be a suitable option for any MacBooks.

    However, if Apple stuck with Nvidia, we would be seeing desktop cards in the next iMacs.
     
  14. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    That hump on the back kind of reminds me of the Macintosh Portable. Too bad the Portable looks better than that Asus.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Appleaker macrumors 68000

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    The 14" Razer Blade can handle a 1060, so they could go even thinner with something like a 1050.
     
  16. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    The Razer Blade is supposed to get a GTX 1060 this year. It also has a 3200x1800 screen, and somehow is the same thickness as a retina macbook pro. MSI is also making a GTX 1060 laptop that's even thinner (although by a piece of paper, maybe lol).

    Take a look at these:
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/08/nvidia-pascal-laptop-specs-gtx-1080/

    Apple used to have the best engineers and designers in the industry. They used to be able to make some pretty impressive things happen. Are they just not up to that challenge anymore?
     
  17. Appleaker macrumors 68000

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    They don't challenge themselves as much and now wait until the technology allows them to go thinner (e.g. Core M, battery technology, etc.).

    Having said that, the reason Apple don't do the same as others with GPUs or more powerful CPUs is because they want to prioritize battery life. The Blade, for example, is estimated to get around 6 hours without GPU usage, while MacBooks get several hours more. I'm hoping that changes soon as they reach the 10-12 hour mark with all their notebooks.
     
  18. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Even games today specifically tailored only for certain chipsets that would work on a PC, can still be run on Mac with WINE for example as a go around.

    I have several NFS games ported from PC .. Runs great. Even Skyrim run just as good
     

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