NVIDIA GTX 680M MacBook?

88 King

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Jun 18, 2011
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Do you think the NVIDIA GTX 680M will make it into the 2012 MacBook? why or why not?
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.
 

Hidendra

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May 19, 2008
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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.
not to mention 680m is at least $500, whereas the 6770m (current gen) was less than half that
 

definitive

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Aug 4, 2008
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base 15" - 640m
high-end 15" - 650m

or

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

the end
 

Stetrain

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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.
 

TheMacBookPro

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May 9, 2008
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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.
 

seafowl

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Jul 23, 2011
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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.
 

\-V-/

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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.
 

KohPhiPhi

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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.
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.
 

Tombs

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Feb 28, 2010
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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.
What % share do Apple have of the laptop market world wide (not just USA) I wonder?
 
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