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AMD will be powering upcoming iMac models

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AMD will be powering upcoming iMac models

AMD will be powering upcoming iMac models

 

It seems AMD and Apple are set to partner up for the upcoming 2014 iMac models, including a new 27 Inch version with a beastly 5K display. Over the past few years Apple has mostly been using Nvidia Discrete GPUs inside of its machines and notebooks but the company seems to be siding with AMD after last years launch of the Mac Pro, which featuring two of AMD’s workstation grade GPUs.

New iMacs and MacBooks are expected to be revealed at an event tomorrow evening (the 16th of October), alongside new iPad models. The highest end iMac will come with a 5120×2880 display, the equivalent of 4x1440p screens. Lower end all-in-ones and Macbooks will as usual use Intel integrated graphics.

 

AMD will be powering upcoming iMac models  

It is unknown why Apple seem to be pulling away from Nvidia products, or if Apple are looking to use only AMD GPUs in their future products which use Discrete graphic cards.

A 5K monitor will certainly make the new iMac a Premium product, just like all other Apple products with a "Retina Display". It is also expected that the new iMac will feature an updated processor which is Rumored to be Intel's 4790K. It is unkown which AMD Graphics solution will be used in this new iMac, but expect it to be beefy to run this resolution.  

 

Join the discussion on Apple's move to AMD Graphics on the OC3D Forums.

 

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15-10-2014, 09:41:05

Tripp
wow this is good news for AMDQuote

15-10-2014, 09:44:52

Mgutierrez33
Absolutely. This partnership will help build their revenue stream pretty nicely, which brings them one step closer (small as it may or may not be) to being more competitive and building their total market share. I like the direction AMD has been heading lately, and I definitely feel like the next year or two will be extremely exciting for them.Quote

15-10-2014, 09:49:46

shambles1980
i wonder what apple knows about ati's new gpu's that arent even rumored yet. that we dont know lol..
i cant see them putting 290x's or similar in them personally.. i also wonder if its just an api thing?Quote

15-10-2014, 09:53:27

Mgutierrez33
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Originally Posted by shambles1980 View Post
i wonder what apple knows about ati's new gpu's that arent even rumored yet. that we dont know lol..
i cant see them putting 290x's or similar in them personally.. i also wonder if its just an api thing?
Oh I'm certain they are privy to that sort of information already. I think that, along with the rest of us, they are pretty excited to see what kinds of performance increases and power savings their next generation of GPUs will offer.Quote

15-10-2014, 10:05:46

WillSK
Great news! As you guys have already said it'll be interesting to see what this extra revenue will ultimately lead to in R&D, new products etc.

The fact that the consoles are using AMD hardware too should have already heavily contributed I would've thoughtQuote
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