Leaked photo of new MacBook Pro innards shows NVIDIA ‘Kepler’ graphics onboard

“If these leaked photos are real, the new MacBook Pro could have an upgraded NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (Kepler) Graphics chip inside of it,” Chris Chang reports for M.I.C. Gadget.

“Apparently, photos of the logic board for the new 15-inch MacBook Pro have showed up in two posts from the Chinese forum WeiPhone.com, and according to the poster, he claims that the new 15-inch MacBook Pro has no change in appearance, and Apple will be offering three CPU options in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro: a 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz or 2.7GHz Ivy Bridge processor,” Chang reports. “And most importantly, Apple will use Nvidia’s GeForce GT 650M graphics card with 1GB GDDR5 graphics memory in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro.”

Chang reports, “Another poster analyzed the above photos and compared them with the logic board on MacBook Pro 15-inch (MC723LL/A). And he found out that both logic boards have similar shapes, and screw holes seem to line up. The position of the graphics chip on both logic boards is the same too.”

Check out the photos in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: The NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M “is a Kepler-based GPU built on the GK107 architecture and is manufactured in 28nm at TSMC,” Klaus Hinum reports for Notebook Check. “The graphics card uses a 128-Bit wide memory interface with either the more common but slower DDR3 for VRAM or the more expensive and faster GDDR5. Due to a higher core clock of up to 850 MHz the GT 650M is noticably faster than the 640M.”

Read more about the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M in the full article here.


  1. Rumors flying!
    I think there will be up speced current form MBP’s, Retina MacBook Air, possibly Retina MBP as an option.
    No mention of an upgraded MBP 17″ anywhere, who knows.
    Mac Pro sounds sure, with hopefully kick ass everything available.

  2. Ummm… MDN this s the GDDR5. Look at the second paragraph, second to last right above the bottom line. I can’t wait to try gaming on my new laptop!

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