Multicore Graphics processing Units?? (by lat 2009?)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Winter Charm, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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    How much of a chance is there that Apple will start using multicore GPU's in thier macbooks and macbook pros? i know the technology is relatively new for now, but its VERY powerful - and will do the same thing for graphics that a multi core processor did for computing (vs. a single core) - the performance increase will be simply awesome - and i would LOVE to see it happen. i believe (rumors are) that Nvidia will be releasing a Multicore GPU early 2009. and i'm guessing that by late 2009 they willl be in the MBP's... and HOPEFULLY by mid or late 2010 they will be in all the macbooks...[if apple wants to keep up w/ competition from other notebooks]:mad: what are the possiblities? :apple:
     
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    EDIT: I'd like to see it somewhere around the end of 09, which is when I intend to replace this macbook. =)
     
  3. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Well whether Apple moves to nVidia systemboard chipsets or stays with Intel, multi-core GPUs will become an option within a few years, so it is likely Apple will adopt it down the road.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well Snow Leopard includes Open CL which would mean faster computers without additional processors; might encourage GPU makers to make multicore GPUs more.
     

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