Report: Apple to ditch Arrandale, wants discreet graphics


macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 14, 2009
53 is reporting that Apple has rejected Intel’s integrated graphic chip on its forthcoming Arrandale/Calpella chip, and wants special SKU:

"In order for Apple to implement Calpella design with their next refresh of Mac mini / MacBook / MacBook Pro lines, Intel will have to provide Apple with the 32nm version without the integrated graphics part. Again, we cannot confirm the information about the replacement CPU, we only know that Apple rejected Arrandale."

So maybe many of the posters who are concerned about Intel's integrated graphics performance on a MBP share those concerns with Apple.
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.