Intel Wants Netbooks to Keep Sucking

Digitimes reports Intel's pissed that Nvidia's trying to muscle into the Intel-dominated netbook niche with their new Ion platform that combines the Atom processor with Nvidia's GeForce 9400m which makes netbooks fully HD capable. Updated. » 12/24/08 2:00pm 12/24/08 2:00pm

New Mac Mini Will Use Nvidia Chipset (Helloooo Full HD Video)

Buried in an OS X configuration file in the new MacBooks is a string referring to Nvidia's MCP79 (aka GeForce 9400m) chipset and unreleased models of the Mac mini and iMac, says MacRumors. » 12/19/08 1:30pm 12/19/08 1:30pm

Nvidia Ion Supercharges Netbooks With 5X Faster Graphics and Full HD…

Netbooks are pathetically weak machines. So Nvidia is infusing Intel's Atom with its GeForce 9400M to make netbooks suck less. Or at the very least, let you play Call of Duty 4. On a netbook. » 12/17/08 9:00am 12/17/08 9:00am

Nvidia Bringing GeForce 9400M to Atom Netbooks to Make Them Suck Less

Digitimes says that Nvidia is bringing its GeForce 9400m chipset (from the new MacBooks) to Atom-based netbooks, which would markedly boost graphics performance. Netbooks that don't totally bite balls performance-wise, holee crap. [Digitimes] » 12/09/08 11:30am 12/09/08 11:30am

Confirmed: Apple Can Enable Dual GPU and On-the-Fly Switching in…

Nvidia dropped by today to demo some of the awesome things that the GeForce 9400M in the new MacBooks can do that Intel's integrated graphics just can't touch, and to discuss a few technical points. Besides confirming that you'll see it in other notebooks soon, they definitively answered some lingering questions about… » 10/22/08 8:40pm 10/22/08 8:40pm

New MacBooks Use GPU-Accelerated h.264 Video Decoding?

The new Nvidia graphics in Apple's latest notebooks will heavily come into play with Snow Leopard, which will leverage GPUs for parallel processing. But Apple might have already uncorked some of that GPU power: A bunch of MacRumors readers are reporting that the new MacBooks might use GPU acceleration to tear through… » 10/18/08 10:45am 10/18/08 10:45am

Giz Explains: Why Does the New MacBook Pro Have Two Graphics Cards?

The biggest update to the new MacBooks » 10/15/08 2:00pm 10/15/08 2:00pm—on the inside anyway—is their graphical muscle, which has been hooked up with some Barry Bonds-level steroids. Apple ditched Intel's crummy integrated graphics and chipset (basically the traffic controller between the processor and everything else) entirely, opting that combines…