ZDNet Blog: Will Apple dump ATI for nVidia?
9:07 AM | Evan Holt | 1 comment
AMD's recent acquisition of video chip maker ATI has caused quite a stir in the computer industry. One ZDNet columnist's take on the news is that Apple may dump ATI for nVidia. ATI chips are primarily used in the current Apple line-up with nVidia cards only being offered in the PowerMac G5s. It has even been rumoured that the ATI x1600 and x1800 series cards would appear in the upcoming Intel Mac towers that would be announced at WWDC.
Jason D. O'Grady writes:
Will Intel allow Apple to continue to working with ATI on graphics after the company becomes wholly owned by rival AMD? I think that we'll probably see Intel gently "suggest" that Apple switch to another vendor for graphics technology in 2007. Once the dust settles I bet that all Macs from here on out will ship with graphics from either Intel or NVIDIA.Only time will tell, but this could also mean many exciting technologies may eventually come to the Mac platform.
Will Apple dump ATI for nVidia?
If Apple goes with NVIDIA, hopefully Intel and Apple will support their SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology and add the SLI connector to the motherboard. SLI takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express bus and allows you to scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics cards in a single system.
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