Would Apple Consider Onboard Graphics For TBD?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by designs216, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. designs216 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole
    We've seen speculation about reduced glare and USB3 along with a thinner profile but wouldn't it be cool to have a graphics card built in? Thoughts?
  2. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    Highly doubtful. The next TB display will probably be announced alongside the new Mac Pro's. No need for a GPU there! Besides, GPU's are outdated quickly and Apple probably doesn't want to launch a "new" TB display every year.
  3. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    There wont be onboard graphics. The graphics card would be dated with years time making it tougher to sell later on too. Now external GPU, that's a different story!
  4. Giuly macrumors 68040


    You know that those cards are replaceable, and that the Thunderbolt-to-PCIe bridge won't likely outdate, no?

    You could probably even fit regular PCIe cards, as the space isles constrained as in the iMac.

    The problem would be to sell iMacs instead of Mac Minis with Thunderbolt displays, not the technology or distribution. You could even build those completely passive cooled, if you use the stack effect and the aluminum back as a heatsink.

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