Three months ago, I reported on rumors that Apple
As it turns out, that's baloney. Apple just updated its computer systems, and the new iMacs and Mac Pro systems now come exclusively with AMD graphics inside. Apple already offered AMD's ATI Radeon chips as either standard or upgrade graphics on some system models, but the difference now is that you can't get an NVIDIA
Rumor has it that Apple simply didn't want to wait for NVIDIA to start delivering competitive notebook chips again after a couple of years where ATI has dominated that market. When you're on Apple's bad side, you're on the really bad side and need to prove your worth before working your way back into its lengthy product development cycles. In other words, Apple desktops are pretty much a lock for AMD across the foreseeable future.
While Apple might lag market-share frontrunners Hewlett-Packard
Does AMD's Apple involvement end there, or will we see Athlons in the next MacBook refresh cycle? Discuss in the comments below.
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