Next-gen iMac Graphics Cards

monokitty

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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.
 

Radiating

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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.
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.
 

mrmarts

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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.
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 .
 

CalebLevArn

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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.
 

iSayuSay

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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.
You must've new to iMac. I've had a hard time on old iMac with nVidia 8800GT
They fail too easy.
 

Maxx Power

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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.
An entire series of Nvidia gpus were recalled, all the 8600s. The 9400s had flickering issues. 8800s failed very frequently.
 

richard13

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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.
Next year? 700 series ships this month. Or are you referring to Maxwell?