“Intel’s next-generation processor is expected to add support for a key OS X technology that accelerates gaming and financial applications,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET. “That potentially means a more powerful MacBook Air in the future.”
“Listed as a ‘core’ OS X technology, OpenCL ‘dramatically accelerates’ applications by tapping into the special processing power of the graphics processing unit (GPU), according to Apple,” Crothers reports. “To be fair, Nvidia’s and Advanced Micro Devices’ GPUs already support OpenCL but since neither of those GPUs are in the third-generation MacBook Air, the popular Apple MacBook would likely need an updated Intel processor to get that support.”
Crothers reports, “That’s where Ivy Bridge comes in.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Jax44” for the heads up.]