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Apple dumping Nvidia graphics on future Macs?

By Jos · 7 replies
Jul 3, 2009
  1. Former Inquirer writer Charlie Demerjian is reporting (for his new project called SemiAccurate, mind you) that recent negotiations between Apple and Nvidia over next-gen hardware have come to a bitter halt. At issue is supposedly a much publicized problem with previous-generation GeForce GPUs that affected many of Apple’s MacBook laptops, forcing them to offer a costly warranty extension and repair refund policy.

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  2. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Posts: 289   +15

    The Inq and nVidia do not go well together. ;)
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    I'm curious to know who's ego is bigger, Apples or Nvidias.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 6,908   +10

    You don't really have to ask that question do you? Apple must be latin for most gigantic ego of the universe.
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    Yeah I know, I just find it funny Apple is annoyed at Nvidias arrogance.
  6. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 610

    It makes more sense from their end to only deal with one manufacturer, but I'm not sure axing Nvidia is the smart choice. I may be an ATI fan but AMD has turned the tables from a constant hardware battle to a Nvidia win every time. If they don't like what they get, they should consider joining the business themselves. Its not like they aren't a hardware manufacturer... I don't know, maybe Intel is starting an Anti-Nvidia bandwagon and Apple felt like hopping on.
  7. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Booster Posts: 202

    we will never know :)
  8. all this is a bunch of bull. There is only one good reason apple would axe Nvidia in future systems. Its the same reason that apple has dragged their feet going into the i7 transition. Nvidia cannot make chipsets for the i7. There is no great big fight or anything like good ole charlie would make everyone believe. Nothing like that at all. Nvidia cannot provide apple with an i7 offering. If somehow intel losses this lawsuit then we may see Apple i7 with nvidia chipsets, but that is a long shot. Apple has been waiting for the outcome just as many other companies but its soon gonna have to make the switch with or without nvidia. For now it appears without!!!
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