“Apple will announce as part of its special media event Tuesday a new family of MacBooks that will abandoned Intel’s integrated graphics chipsets for those part of NVIDIA’s new mobile platform,” Kasper Jade and Aidan Malley report for AppleInsider.
“People familiar with the matter say, at a minimum, the 13-inch systems will adopt chipsets from NVIDIA’s MCP79 platform, as was predicted earlier this week by technology journalist Ryan Shrout,” Jade and Malley report. “Word of the switch validates claims first published by AppleInsider earlier this summer, speficially that Apple would drop Intel’s stock designs for the first time since the transition to x86 processors in 2006.”
“Apple reportedly will use NVIDIA’s MCP79 platform which “is believed to use a new set of GeForce 9300 and 9400 series integrated mainboard graphics processors. Regardless of which variant Apple uses, both are expected to support the latest visual effects and will theoretically blow past the performance of not just the Intel GMA X3100 video on Apple’s current MacBooks but also the GMA 4500MHD found on newer notebooks using Intel’s reference hardware,” Jade and Aidan Malley report.
“Separately, Digg founder Kevin Rose is claiming in a yet-to-be-shown live Diggnation episode that the new 13-inch MacBooks will include Blu-ray at some level,”Jade and Aidan Malley report.
More in the full article here.
Also, more info via an AppleInsider report from yesterday, “NVIDIA platform claimed likely for new MacBook line,” here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]