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#1 DirtyHarry50

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 05:12 PM

So sayeth Nvdia. Perhaps this bodes well for future iMacs in particular. Details here:

http://www.geforce.c...ail-Sep-2015-US

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 07:41 PM

Yeahhhh, no way Apple will use it.

Fun to dream, though.

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 08:39 PM

iMacs already have enough problems with gpu throttling in mobile cards. Maybe apple could make some fancy iMac liquid cooling.
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Posted 23 September 2015 - 10:41 PM

iCool :P
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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:50 AM

View Postmacdude22, on 23 September 2015 - 08:39 PM, said:

iMacs already have enough problems with gpu throttling in mobile cards. Maybe apple could make some fancy iMac liquid cooling.

Works with MacBook at least ;)

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 03:28 PM

I posted about this over on MacRumors too and today added a comment about how I'm not really thinking this specific card but just that this kind of power is coming to small form factors and the heat being manageable within the confines of any notebook/laptop computer. It's just cool this kind of progress is being made and that mobile GPUs are seeing this kind of development attention. That's what I think bodes well long term for various Macs.
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Posted 25 September 2015 - 09:15 AM

This is very exciting tech, especially for all-in-one style computers such as the iMac. I do think that the better bet for desktop class performance out of an iMac will come from external thunderbolt GPU enclosures. Intel has finally ok'ed the tech and so I would expect to start seeing them become popular in the next 6-12 months.
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Posted 25 September 2015 - 07:00 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 25 September 2015 - 09:15 AM, said:

This is very exciting tech, especially for all-in-one style computers such as the iMac. I do think that the better bet for desktop class performance out of an iMac will come from external thunderbolt GPU enclosures. Intel has finally ok'ed the tech and so I would expect to start seeing them become popular in the next 6-12 months.

It's just a shame it is so crazy expensive to set that up. That is an awesome solution but at least for me quite cost prohibitive.
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Posted 27 September 2015 - 08:31 AM

An external Thunderbolt enclosure could be a possible solution for users like me once I retire my old Mac Pro. My Strix 970 is an awesome GPU and will be fine for most games in the next few years.
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Posted 27 September 2015 - 03:42 PM

Doubt it'll go in Apple notebooks. These are the folks who took MacBook Pros from highly serviceable machines to service nightmares just to shave off a couple more millimeters. They're not going to thicken them up again to fit and cool one of these GPUs.

OTOH, the iMac might be another matter. The 5K iMac's GPU is woefully underpowered for running anything other than a desktop at native res. This could be just what the doctor ordered for the iMacs!
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Posted 28 September 2015 - 01:30 AM

View PostFrost, on 27 September 2015 - 03:42 PM, said:

Doubt it'll go in Apple notebooks. These are the folks who took MacBook Pros from highly serviceable machines to service nightmares just to shave off a couple more millimeters. They're not going to thicken them up again to fit and cool one of these GPUs.
Pretty much this. It already would be a massive improvement if they just used the 950M in the rMBPs, though, instead of the massively underwhelming AMD GPU they have now…

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 10:03 AM

View PostFrost, on 27 September 2015 - 03:42 PM, said:

OTOH, the iMac might be another matter. The 5K iMac's GPU is woefully underpowered for running anything other than a desktop at native res. This could be just what the doctor ordered for the iMacs!
Well, for one the iMac is also getting slimer and slimer. And playing at native 5K res with even a GTX 980? Forget it if the game is a bit demanding.