Apple dumping not only Intel x86 CPUs but also AMD GPUs?

Posted on Tuesday, July 07 2020 @ 13:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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One of the biggest announcements from Apple this year was last month's confirmation that the firm is dumping x86 processors in favor of in-house ARM-based solutions. Over the next two years, Apple aims to transition its entire Mac computer lineup to its new ARM-based platform.

However, it appears the electronics giant will go even further than this. A WWDC 2020 presentation slide that's circulating on Twitter suggests Apple will also dump AMD. At the moment, AMD is Apple's supplier of discrete graphics solutions but it seems this relationship is coming to an end.

The slide reveals the ARM-based Mac computers will exclusively support the unannounced Apple Metal GPU family:
The SoCs powering client-segment Macs, such as future iMacs or MacBooks, could feature iGPUs based on this graphics architecture, while larger platforms such as MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, and iMac Pros of the future could feature Apple's own discrete GPUs.

Source: TPU

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