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Apple may be returning to Nvidia graphics for future Mac products

Apple may be returning to Nvidia graphics for future Macs
Apple may be returning to Nvidia graphics for future Macs
Nvidia is looking for new applicants who can "help produce the next revolutionary Apple products."

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According to Bloomberg, Nvidia has been listing multiple job postings asking specifically for applicants who can work on the next generation of Apple products. The listing is intriguing because the current generation of Apple products relies on discrete graphics from AMD with no GeForce or Quadro options in sight. While this doesn't confirm that future Macs or MacBooks will be sporting Nvidia GPUs, it highly suggests that the two companies are in talks for some kind of partnership.

It should be noted that Apple has been switching back and forth between Radeon and GeForce graphics options every few generations or refresh cycles, so partnering with Nvidia again would not be surprising. The timing for such a move appears appropriate as the next generation of MacBooks has yet to be revealed and Nvidia has been receiving universal praise for its latest Pascal generation of GPUs for both desktops and notebooks. AMD's Vega generation is the company's answer to the enthusiast-level GTX 1070/1080, but it is not expected to appear until late 2016 or early 2017. In fact, its current Polaris generation has yet to make a big splash in the notebook market despite the RX 480 being a budget favorite for mainstream desktop gamers.

Apple is expected to unveil its MacBook refresh later this year with unique features.

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2016 09 > Apple may be returning to Nvidia graphics for future Mac products
Allen Ngo, 2016-09-29 (Update: 2016-09-29)