NVIDIA getting back into Apple?

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 20 2018 @ 21:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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PC Perspective noticed NVIDIA put up a job posting for a Metal and OpenGL software engineer. The listing specifically mentions the hiree will work within a team to implement and extend 3D graphics and Metal. Experience with OS X and/or Linux operating systems is a plus.

Interestingly, NVIDIA hasn't seen a lot of action on the Mac platform for quite a while. PC Perspective speculates there are two options here, either there's nothing to see here and NVIDIA is just updating support, or the company has received a new design win from Apple:
The other possibility is that NVIDIA might be expecting a design win with Apple. What? Who knows. It could be something as simple as Appleā€™s external GPU architecture allowing the user to select their own add-in board. Alternatively, Apple could have selected an NVIDIA GPU for one or more product lines, which they have not done since 2013 (as far as I can tell).
If that's the case, we may know something by WWDC (early June) or around the back-to-school season in September.


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