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Topic: AMD

AMD releases Mac versions of Radeon ProRender plugin for Blender & Maya

04/14/2018, 02:04 pm

AMD this week published Mac versions of its Radeon ProRender plugins for 3D creation mainstays Blender and Maya -- enabling Macs with compatible hardware to take advantage of ProRender for physics-based rendering.

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Apple details eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra, notes no Nvidia support

03/30/2018, 10:03 am

The release of macOS 10.13.4 brings with it official external GPU support by Apple, but the company is recommending specific enclosures/chassis and cards, excluding ones some people might hope to use.

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Meltdown & Spectre discoveries credited to 22-year-old German genius

01/17/2018, 10:01 am

The identification of the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities in Intel- and ARM-based processors -- including chips used in Apple's Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- can be credited almost entirely to a Google security researcher in his early 20s, Jann Horn.

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Intel's new G-series processors includes AMD Radeon RX Vega M onboard graphics

01/08/2018, 11:01 am

Intel's latest processor launch is a collaboration with long-time rival AMD, with the two chip firms working together to create a pair of 8th generation Core processors that are equipped with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, with the onboard AMD GPU potentially helping with the creation of more powerful notebooks or small form-factor computers like the Mac mini that do not require a dedicated GPU.

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18-core iMac Pro starts at $7,399, ships in 6-8 weeks, can be maxed out for $13,199

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

The start of iMac Pro sales means customers now know exactly how much their custom configurations will cost, and when they are expected to ship. Buyers interested in the top-of-the-line desktop can expect to fork over more than $7,000 for an 18-core beast, though it won't ship until February.

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Apple suppliers now prepping AMD Vega video cards for upcoming iMac Pro

10/23/2017, 12:10 pm

Signalling that the iMac Pro will likely meet its December ship date, Apple suppliers are reportedly preparing the AMD Radeon Pro Vega cards that will power the computer's graphics.

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eGPU vendor demonstrates AMD Vega card working in High Sierra on Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro

08/10/2017, 11:08 am

External GPU enclosure developer Mantiz posted a Tweet on Thursday of the new AMD Vega PCI-E video card working in its enclosure, connected to a MacBook Pro -- and that likely means that the card will work on Apple's last PCI-E Mac Pro as well in High Sierra.

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AMD Vega 56 and Vega 64 GPUs destined for iMac Pro detailed in Linux driver

06/19/2017, 10:06 am

The GPUs that will be in the iMac Pro -- the Vega 56 and Vega 64 -- have been detailed by an AMD-provided driver update for Linux, with the cards able to utilize much as twice as a much data in each register as previous cards when 32 bits of precision aren't needed.

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New 5K iMac GPU configurations at least double best performance of MacBook Pro

06/06/2017, 12:06 pm

As with the initial Radeon Pro release with the 2016 MacBook Pro, Apple hasn't provided that much detail on the same family of GPUs used in the new iMacs -- but AMD has shed some light on the new processors, showing a radical improvement over the predecessors.

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Trio of new AMD GPU references for possible Mac refresh found in latest macOS Sierra beta

12/07/2016, 08:12 am

Users delving into the latest macOS 10.12.2 beta have discovered strings aligning with potential support for a trio of new GPU families in future hardware -- a refreshed Polaris 10, the unknown Polaris 12, and the Vega 10 series.

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AMD Radeon Pro 450, 455, 460 chipsets debuting in the MacBook Pro detailed, benchmarked

10/27/2016, 08:10 pm

AMD has offered up some technical information on the three discrete chipsets debuting in the new MacBook Pro line, showing nearly double the performance on the Radeon Pro 460 over the Radeon Pro 450.

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Nvidia working with Apple on graphics for 'revolutionary' new Mac products

09/26/2016, 04:09 pm

Though Apple's current Mac lineup relies on AMD graphics, a switch to Nvidia could be in the works for the MacBook Pro and beyond, if new job listings from the GPU maker is any indication.

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Inside Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro: Graphics processing unit choices

08/27/2016, 03:08 pm

Once again, Apple probably won't rock the boat with any new MacBook Pro, and will likely stick with Intel integrated graphics and lower end next-generation discrete GPUs rather than giving macOS users faster options.

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Apple to adopt AMD's new Polaris graphics chips in upcoming Macs - report

04/19/2016, 05:04 pm

AMD's latest graphics chips, the Polaris 10 and 11, will make their way into Apple desktops and laptops shipping later this year, a report said on Tuesday.

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After eating AMD & Nvidia's mobile lunch, Apple Inc could next devour their desktop GPU business

01/26/2015, 05:01 am

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, MacGPUs are among a series of potentially more valuable opportunities available to Apple's silicon design team, and could conceivably replicate Apple's history of beating AMD and Nvidia in mobile graphics processors--and Intel in mobile CPUs.

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How AMD and Nvidia lost the mobile GPU chip business to Apple -- with help from Samsung and Google

01/23/2015, 04:01 am

Between 2006 and 2013, AMD & Nvidia fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing their positions as the world's leading GPU suppliers by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market, enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processor GPUs to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.

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2011 MacBook Pro graphics class-action suit expands, accuses Apple of concealing defects

01/15/2015, 11:01 am

Members of the 2011 MacBook Pro graphics failure class-action lawsuit were updated this week on the latest developments in the case, which has expanded to include multiple states and lodges new complaints against Apple, accusing the company of deliberately concealing problems.

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Apple hit with class-action lawsuit over 2011 MacBook Pro graphics failures

10/28/2014, 01:10 pm

A long-running issue with owners of Apple's 2011 series of MacBook Pros has resulted in a class-action lawsuit, seeking compensation for apparent graphics card failures experienced by customers.

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Apple rumored to launch 27" iMac with 5K Retina display at October media event

09/29/2014, 09:09 am

Apple's big-screen iMac will get a doubled-resolution Retina display with a forthcoming update expected to be unveiled at the company's anticipated October media event, a new report claims.

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New Mac Pros support AMD's CrossFire GPU teaming, but currently only within Windows

02/07/2014, 04:02 pm

Apple's newly-redesigned Mac Pro ships standard with dual GPUs configured via hardware to support AMD's CrossFire GPU-pairing technology, but only when running Microsoft Windows.

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