Joshua Schnell, May 15, 2012
Apple seems to have an oscillating love for Nvidia, often switching to and from the graphics chipsets with alternating laptop releases. Both ABC News and The Verge are reporting that Apple is planning to switch from AMD and back to NVIDIA for their graphics chipset in the rumoured upcoming MacBook Pro.
The entire Mac lineup has been reported to include Ivy Bridge CPUs in the upcoming computer refresh from Apple, but the inclusion of the GeForce GT 650M card in the MacBook Pro is a pretty new rumor at this point.
[quote]The laptops will also get a graphics boost from Nvidia’s latest graphics, the GeForce GT 650M card. ABC News has heard the same from its sources, which say Apple will move from AMD to Nvidia graphics chips in this version of the MacBook Pro.[/quote]
The current MacBook Air has an Intel HD Graphics chip, and the MacBook Pro versions that start at 15-inches currently have an AMD Radeon HD 6750M card or Radeon HD 6770M card. We wouldn’t be surprised if Apple gives the graphics processor a bit of an upgrade moving forward. It pretty much happens every time they release a new version of their laptop.Follow @macgasm