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C'mon get a Mac says NVIDIA's CEO. He brags "[they've] got the best stuff inside" and proclaims his house is "all mac".  (Source: Shuffle Gazine)
Get a Mac, suggests NVIDIA CEO

Intel is suing NVIDIA in an effort to get them dropped from chipset licensing on Nehalem boards.  NVIDIA has filed countersuit against Intel.  NVIDIA has even gone as far as to sponsor cartoons lampooning Intel.

NVIDIA particularly enraged Intel when it convinced Apple to dump Intel's integrated graphics from its product lineup in favor of NVIDIA designs.   Intel vows it will make a return to the Mac graphics platform, stating, "Graphics is a competitive market and we compete for all new business. "

Apple's decision to opt for NVIDIA is certainly being rewarded with loads of love from the graphics giant.  NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, speaking in Dubai at the American University of Dubai (AUD), showed a lot of affection for the Cupertino company, bragging that his household was "all Apple" according to Shuffle Gazine.

He brags, "Apple uses the best technology for their [computers]. Apple says to their customers: if you buy a computer from us you can be sure we have selected the best technology inside for you. That is their promise to consumers. Their promise to consumers isn’t we’ve selected the best technology for you with the exception of what Intel allows us to use. That’s not their promise. And that’s why Apple uses the best technology where they want whenever they want. And that’s why I’m all Apple! At home it’s just Macs everywhere. It’s NVIDIA’s technology in all of them but I use Macs. My son has two Macs, my daughter has a Mac, there’s an extra Mac just in case and my wife has a Mac. It’s just Mac, Mac, Mac! Because I know it’s got the best stuff inside."

He says Intel's model of standardization doesn't work for all OEMs.  He continued, adding that OEMs that thrive on a luxury image, like Apple, need differentiated technology to support their brands.

Aside from its obvious implications in the Mac vs. PC debate, Mr. Huang's comments throw support behind a platform that doesn't typically cater to modern 3D gaming -- OS X.  With its upcoming Fermi GPUs, NVIDIA is primarily targeting the GPU computing market, despite the fact that most of its current dedicated GPU business comes from computer gaming enthusiasts.

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RE: Apple uses....
By weskurtz0081 on 11/10/2009 3:01:57 PM , Rating: 1
I thought electronics companies binned all the parts into Apple and PC's. Apple gets the absolute best enthusiast equipment possible, and the pc OEM get to squabble over the low end scraps! These are the best video cards available right, since they come in the Mac pro, they must be absolute top of the line!

# NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB
# 2x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB [Add $150.00]
# 3x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB [Add $300.00]
# 4x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB [Add $450.00]
# ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB [Add $200.00]

I will admit, the 4870 is a good card, but you cannot even get it in X-fire, and there are newer cards available, as well as faster cards.

RE: Apple uses....
By aj28 on 11/10/2009 7:18:21 PM , Rating: 2
These are the best video cards available right, since they come in the Mac pro, they must be absolute top of the line!

Worst sarcasm fail I've read this week.

Notice how there are two, three, and four of the low-end GeForce card, yes? They took a cheap card with the latest tech and multiplied it for people who don't need performance, but do require multiple monitors and/or support for the latest standards in graphic technology. The 4870 is the high-end, single-card option for those requiring raw performance on single or dual-monitor applications.

Unlike in the PC market, there is no middle ground in the Mac-buying crowd, and thus no other options are provided. Given that the 5XXX series is in short supply and their primary advantage over the 4XXX series is support for a Microsoft proprietary technology... What would you propose they use, eh?

(Or did you just immediately blast Apple without thinking because it's the cool thing to do?)

RE: Apple uses....
By RubberJohnny on 11/10/2009 8:17:16 PM , Rating: 1
So the Geforce has
support for the latest standards in graphic technology
But the 58XX only has (conveniently forgetting about eyefinity)
support for a Microsoft proprietary technology
Which one is it then?

Worst apple defending fail i've read this week.

And they are still shit options...

RE: Apple uses....
By weskurtz0081 on 11/10/2009 10:21:21 PM , Rating: 2
I was picking on Apple for the obvious reason, none of them are at the top of the high end cards, I thought that was obvious, sorry.

There are plenty of cards that after faster than the 4870, and obviously the Nvidia option is not high end at all.

Sorry, next time I will be a little more clear to prevent any confusion. When I said "top of the line" I actually meant "top of the line".

You simply cannot buy a Mac with a top of the line video card, there are 4XXX cards that are faster as well as 2XX Nvidia cards that are faster than both offered.

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