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Apple Replaces Intel Chipset With Nvidia Ones In new Macbooks

According to recent claims from AppleInsider, the forthcoming Macbook range will feature NVIDIA’s new MCP79 mobile platform instead of Intel chipsets, despite the snags that had previously appeared.

In addition to delivering high performance with its integrated GeForce 9300/9400-class GPUs, the new MCP79 platform from NVIDIA will offer a single-chip solution to Macbook, which allows Apple to use less PCB space.

Moreover, the HybridSLI technology of the platform will allow Macbook Pro users to switch between the in-built GeForce 9300/9400 for enhanced battery backup and a distinct GeForce 9600 for improved performance.

The NVIDIA platform also offers several other key features, such as, PCI Express 2.0, HDMI port, 1066MHz FSB and DDR2/DDR3 memory support.

The move has got mixed response from the Macbook users, as back in July this year and NVIDIA has admitted to a package defect that had resulted in graphic chip malfunctioning in some notebooks including those manufactured by HP and Dell.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.