Apple-AMD Rumor

By  |  Friday, April 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

AMD CPUs inside Apple computers? I’ll believe it when I see it. Even if the two companies are talking, it doesn’t mean much. (Wouldn’t Apple be nuts not to explore its processor options from time to time, especially when it’s negotiating future plans with Intel?) I’d love to see it happen, though–if nothing else it would be an entertaining news story to cover…



3 Comments For This Post

  1. Mike Cerm Says:

    AMD absolutely destroys Intel’s CPU in price/performance. However, price/performance is not something that Apple really cares about, and in terms of high-end performance, AMD is just not competitive.

    So, they’re probably just talking about GPUs, because AMD’s (ATI) GPUs are a good deal better than the Nvidia stuff that Apple’s using currently. I’m sure that Apple’s got to be interested in bringing Eyefinity to Mac Pros.

  2. Harry McCracken Says:

    Yeah, I’m not sure that the stuff AMD’s current lineup is good at maps to Apple’s intentions. Of course, there may be things we don’t know about in the works..

  3. Matthew Mansini Says:

    Well, this IS an interesting rumor. As an admitted AMD “fanboy” this would be fun to see and the online press would have an absolute field day (I would, of course, get my news from you Harry).