NvidaGate...the saga continues

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Butthead, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Butthead macrumors 6502

    Butthead

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    INQUIRER confirms Apple Macbook Pros have Nvidia bad bump material

    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/12/09/apple-macbook-pros-nvidia-bad


    Bad news for current MBP owner that have 9600GT GPU's in them.

    What is Apple's response going to be, denial until problems crop up?

    Are both MB & MBP lap burners when playing games or other software that stresses them as reported in the INquirer? What happens when OpenCL is implemented on Snow Leopard and these potential GPU problems crop up a year from now?

    Scroll down to the bottom of the linked page, past the email exchanges


    *edit*...oh damn, can't edit post title..."NvidiaGate" :D
     
  2. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    So, they killed an MBP to find that the bump of the 9600m GT had a lot of lead. I know don't enough about GPU to speculate any further, but I believe you can't conclude that early. Who knows, it might be a new alloy, one that use a high lvl of lead, but has different properties. They should have tested the bumps from a faulty 8600, then I might be able to believe this article.
     
  3. Butthead thread starter macrumors 6502

    Butthead

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    Same alloy, different set material :D...if you believe that makes a difference :p

    http://techreport.com/discussions.x/16060

    And techreport is making a conclusion, based on assurances from nVidia, lol.


    time will tell, good luck on all the early adopters of the updated MBP...let's hope OpenCL & Snow Leopard under utilize the GPU's of those older MBPs when the updated lines come out :p
     

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