Next-gen iMac Graphics Cards

Discussion in 'iMac' started by monokitty, May 24, 2013.

  1. monokitty macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    Pure speculation here, but the high-end 21.5-inch iMac sports a NVIDIA 650M graphics card (640M in the low-end model, and a 660M in the entry-level 27" iMac). Any thoughts, speculation or guesses on what kind of graphics Apple may employ in their next update to the iMac line? (Late 2013 / Early 2014?)

    Of course, no one can say for certain.
  2. Radiating macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    These likley won't change in the future as the design is locked into certain levels of head dissiapation with little room to improve.

    So Apple will change the video card next year when Nvidia comes out with the 7 series graphics cards.
  3. mrmarts macrumors 65816

    Feb 6, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    This is another tempting reason for me to wait, it should a huge jump from my 512mb ATI Radeon HD 4850, i hope they come in 3gb and 4gb sizes .
  4. CalebLevArn macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2013
    United States #
    I hope Apple never goes back to AMD ever again.

    I've had so many problems with failing AMD cards and drivers in the past.

    NVIDIA has been flawless for me so far.
  5. iSayuSay macrumors 68030


    Feb 6, 2011
    You must've new to iMac. I've had a hard time on old iMac with nVidia 8800GT
    They fail too easy.
  6. Maxx Power macrumors 6502a

    Maxx Power

    Apr 29, 2003
    An entire series of Nvidia gpus were recalled, all the 8600s. The 9400s had flickering issues. 8800s failed very frequently.
  7. richard13 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2008
    Mill Creek, WA
    Next year? 700 series ships this month. Or are you referring to Maxwell?
  8. mrmarts macrumors 65816

    Feb 6, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    Will we see next years graphics go beyond 2gb and see 3gb and 4gb Variations.

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