New Mini and iMac with NVidia GPUs in OS X kexts

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bobnugget, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. bobnugget macrumors regular

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    I just saw this thread on InsanelyMac - MCP79 in Mac Mini

    It looks like both the mini and the iMac are in for new Nvidia chipsets, which should be sweet!
     
  2. stukdog macrumors 6502

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    Great find. Those GPUs will be a great upgrade.
     
  3. bobnugget thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I've been waiting for an intel mac mini with decent graphics! Might be persuaded to buy one of these!
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    :O

    They aren't doing a special build for this one, I guess.
     
  5. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    How can you tell what GPUS those are by looking at that string of code?

    Unless I'm missing something.....
     
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  7. Joe The Dragon macrumors 6502

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    moving from ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory to 9400m useing system ram is a down grade and at $1,199.00 or more will just make apple look bad next to psystar.

    The mac mini should have 9500 / 9600 or better in the $700 - $900 system.
     
  8. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    My predictions:

    Mac mini will have 9400m

    iMac will have 9600 with a BTO of 9800
     
  9. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    The 9400 is not just a GPU, it's a full "system on a chip" part, GPU, Northbridge, and Southbridge all in one piece. Just becuase the iMac uses it does NOT mean it will use it for graphics. There's no real reason NOT to use it, even if they don't care about the GPU, since it makes the chipset a standard part for much of their line (think about it, the support chipset on 2/3rds of ALL Macs is identical. And the MBA's is a very close variant. The Mac Pro of course doesn't have the option for that, as Nvidia isn't even making Nehalem chipsets (whee, Intel chipset boards from EVGA).


    BTW, anyone who applied the combo update for 10.5.6 want to confirm this? I can't find it in the file, but I did it through software update, so I may be missing part of it.
     
  10. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    With the piles of junk psystar is trying to pass off as a "clone", Apple could shut down their entire iMac and MacPro lines and still look good compared to them.
     
  11. bobnugget thread starter macrumors regular

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    The guy on InsanelyMac says it's on the new MacBook (Pro) System, so you may need to have one of them to see the code. One of my workmates has one, so I'm going to take a look today.
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    yea that's true. new laptops comes with those so mini and iMac will also come
     
  13. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Not if the new base iMac is $999... :D
     
  14. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the iMac had an actual discreet video card anyway rather than anything on-board?

    Reason i ask is i'm looking to get an iMac post-macworld
     
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    It does.
     

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