Rumours are claiming that Apple is planning to use Nvidia graphics for its future Mac products. The source came from a job listing by Nvidia, which clearly mentions that “the role would require working in partnership with Apple”.
The Nvidia job listing, which seems to no longer exist, states that aspiring applicants would “help produce the next revolutionary Apple products”. One may think that this may just be a coincidence, but according to the folks at TweakTown, this wasn’t just one job listing, there was actually three in total – all related to Apple.
Apple has been relying on AMD to supply graphics technologies for its Mac products for some time now. Although the rumoured change may have something to do with the recent unveiling of the company’s desktop-grade Pascal GPUs for notebooks – which were undoubtedly impressive.
That said, the Apple’s usage of discrete GPUs isn’t really that wide to begin with. For example, the only MacBook to boast a discrete GPU would be the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The same, however, cannot be said about Apple’s workstation-grade products, which could reap plenty of benefits from using Nvidia’s graphics cards.
One thing is for sure though: the change to Nvidia graphics wouldn’t happen immediately. Rumours still strongly suggest that the upcoming updated MacBook Pro lineup will still be equipped with Radeon GPUs. Regardless, to think that – if this rumour was indeed true – future MacBooks could be powered by Pascal or Volta GPUs (Nvidia’s next generation GPU architecture) makes for one enticing prospect to look forward for.