NVIDIA GTX 680M MacBook?

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  1. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

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    Do you think the NVIDIA GTX 680M will make it into the 2012 MacBook? why or why not?
     
  2. 88 King macrumors 6502

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    No chance, uses too much power and produce too much heat for the mbp to handle, maybe it will be used in the 27" imac as BTO. A mid range GPU is more sensible choice for mbp I think.
     
  3. Hidendra macrumors member

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    not to mention 680m is at least $500, whereas the 6770m (current gen) was less than half that
     
  4. definitive macrumors 68000

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    base 15" - 640m
    high-end 15" - 650m

    or

    base 15" - 7750m
    high-end 15" - 7770m

    the end
     
  5. NZed macrumors 65816

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    Wait, apple moved to AMD already didnt they? I dont think they'll go back... Just my opinion
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    they could move back if they wanted to... or use both!
     
  7. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I don't think Apple really targets gamers with their notebooks. They tend to use more midrange GPUs that use less power and make less heat.
     
  8. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    As much as I'd like that to happen (coming from an Alienware), it'll generate too much heat, use loads of power and increase the price too much. I doubt it'll happen.
     
  9. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    My dream: BTO $500+

    NVIDIA GTX 670M, remove ODD for cooling.
     
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    That may work in 2"+ thick laptops, but not in a < 3/4" thin new MBP.
     
  12. seafowl macrumors newbie

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    Don't think it will be in the new MBP.
    Based on the current MBP situations.. the power adapter only supplies 85W and GTX680 solely requires way more that that.
    And the heat is a huge issue as the MBP doesn't handle it very well now.
     
  13. \-V-/ Suspended

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    There's no room for that in the current MBPs, let alone the new and possibly thinner line coming very soon. As awesome as that would be, you'll have to look at thicker laptops.
     
  14. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

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    Agree.

    As far as performance expectations go, Apple never aims to serve the top 5% of hardcore gamers out there. Apple's business model is to cater to the much larger mid-range consumer market. There's no chance they're toss a top-range GPU in their laptops.
     
  15. Tombs macrumors regular

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    What % share do Apple have of the laptop market world wide (not just USA) I wonder?
     
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    Apple switches back and forth based on what is available, most appropriate and price.
     

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