NVIDIA seen as big winner in Apple’s Mac makeover

“While Apple left the looks of its lineup of desktop computers largely unchanged Tuesday, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer maker completed an important shift as it tweaked the specifications and pricing of its product line,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes,

“The entire lineup of Macintosh desktop and notebook computers from Apple now rely on graphics processors provided by Nvidia, a graphics chip specialist that has been hit hard by the slumping economy,” Caulfield reports.

“Apple’s upcoming operating system, [Mac] OS X Snow Leopard, due later this year, aims to push the idea of ‘parallel processing’ into the mainstream,” Caulfield reports. “The idea is to divide up big, complex tasks into little pieces that can be solved independently. Not coincidentally, that’s a job Nvidia’s GPUs, which include dozens of separate cores, are well suited to.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Carl H.” for the heads up.]

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