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Friday, 17 December 2010 09:00

Apple preparing new models

Written by David Stellmack
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MacBook Pro & iMac to get 1H 2011 refresh
As has been suspected for some time with the announcement that Apple would be moving away from nVidia chipsets in the new round of releases, sources are confirming to us that refreshed versions of the MacBook Pro and iMac should be expected to arrive in the first half of 2011.

Our sources are confirming that the refresh will include a slightly updated housing for the MacBook Pro, while the iMac is expected to change screen sizes and offer a lower price point model. Beyond the physical, the refresh is expected to include new chipset and CPU offerings as well as maybe some new SSD possibilities.

As DigiTimes has confirmed in their writings, as well, Foxconn and Quanta will be manufacturing the new models for Apple. It is expected that some time after CES we should have a better idea of when the new models will arrive.

Read more here.

David Stellmack

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-9 #1 GhostOfSparta 2010-12-17 09:58
I assume Apple is moving away from Nvidia and AMD - to Intel. The GPU of Sandy Bridge should be sufficient for most applications. Plus it supports OpenCL (very important for Apple).
 
 
+15 #2 Bl0bb3r 2010-12-17 10:20
Quoting GhostOfSparta:
I assume Apple is moving away from Nvidia and AMD - to Intel. The GPU of Sandy Bridge should be sufficient for most applications. Plus it supports OpenCL (very important for Apple).



Sandy's GPU is not OpenCL compliant. OpenCL will run instead on the CPU... or on the dedicated AMD graphics. And there is no mention about Apple moving away from AMD, but a troll like you wouldn't know anything better than trash talk.
 
 
+1 #3 Naterm 2010-12-17 11:07
I really hope Apple pushes the Macbook Pro harder this time around. There is now little technical difference between the Macbook and the MBP other than bigger/faster where applicable and a much better chassis.

The 17" MBP also could use a quad-core option, but I don't think this will happen.
 
 
-8 #4 GhostOfSparta 2010-12-17 11:32
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Sandy's GPU is not OpenCL compliant. OpenCL will run instead on the CPU... but a troll like you wouldn't know anything better than trash talk.




You are wrong.

Sandy Bridge GPU is OpenCL 1.1 compliant and has 6/12 execution units.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMA_HD#HD_Graphics_.28GMA_HD.29
 
 
+4 #5 DJDestiny 2010-12-17 18:45
Quoting GhostOfSparta:
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Sandy's GPU is not OpenCL compliant. OpenCL will run instead on the CPU... but a troll like you wouldn't know anything better than trash talk.




You are wrong.

Sandy Bridge GPU is OpenCL 1.1 compliant and has 6/12 execution units.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMA_HD#HD_Graphics_.28GMA_HD.29


But it is very slow , and if it goes into a MBP , it should be called Macbook NOOB .
 
 
+2 #6 Bl0bb3r 2010-12-17 20:02
Quoting GhostOfSparta:
You are wrong.



Reduce the nativity level a bit, you're getting embarrassing!

That is a misquote from an Intel press release in which it was not stated clearly if OpenCL is supported by the GPU. It was just thrown there for the sake of it... and it's not for the Intel GPU!


http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-opencl-sdk/

To clear things up, the Release Notes and User Guide pdfs of their own OpenCL 1.1 implementation state: The Alpha version of the SDK supports the CPU device only and is intended for 32-bit applications only.
 
 
0 #7 hoohoo 2010-12-18 00:39
Heh real news would be that Apple is not preparing a quarterly refresh.

Where are all the flame artists when I need them?
 
 
+1 #8 mic.b 2010-12-20 13:53
Quote:
Where are all the flame artists when I need them?


I think people are slowly getting tired of this never ending idiotic rants like "Apple sucks! No, M$ sucks! BS, it's AMD that sux! Anyone knows that NVidia is s*it!". I think some people mistake technology with religion. They feel like they must preach on forums and blogs what others should believe in. Come on, this are PRODUCTS! And we all techno-geeks love to be tempted by various, good products...:)
 

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