Friday, December 10, 2010

Apple to Switch to Intel Graphics for Smaller MacBooks

Apple has decided to use the Intel Sandy Bridge processor in its MacBook line dropping Nvidia graphics processors for certain models in the process, according to CNET.

Intel's newest processor, to be formally announced January 5 at the Consumer Electronics Show, will find its way into new MacBooks that will supersede current models, according to industry sources familiar with Apple's plans. Current MacBooks use Nvidia graphics chips along with Intel Core i series and Core 2 Duo processors. But due to the enhanced graphics capabilities of Sandy Bridge, Apple--at least for now--has determined that it will not continue using Nvidia's graphics processing units (GPUs) in some models.

Apple will reportedly make the change to Sandy Bridge-only graphics for MacBooks 13-inchs in screen size and below. The higher-end MacBook Pros will reportedly use graphics from AMD.

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