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Apple to use AMD’s GPUs in iMacs and Mac Pros

At one point of time, rumours were abound that Apple was seriously considering AMD’s GPUs over Nvidia’s, no doubt due to the licence issues between Nvidia and Intel. Those rumours have finally been proven true: the company’s new iMacs and Mac Pros will be powered by AMD’s Radeon graphics solutions.

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New iMac & Mac Pro Powered by Award-Winning ATI Radeon Graphics Solutions from AMD

– Leading ATI Radeon™ cards Power New Apple® iMac® Computers –

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Aug. 10, 2010 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that Apple has selected the world renowned ATI Radeon™ graphics solutions for the new line of Apple® iMac® and Mac Pro® tower. Now featured in Apple Stores as well as online retail, ATI Radeon graphics offer outstanding power and performance as the standard configuration for the new iMac and Mac Pro tower which will hit store shelves soon.

“Apple buyers demand the best, and AMD’s award-winning ATI Radeon graphics enable exceptional visual experiences for iMac users,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice- president and general manager, GPU division, AMD. “AMD has conducted extensive testing and research to create superior graphics products for the iMac. This research is designed to dramatically enhance the Mac-user experience so that Apple users can enjoy responsive performance and play the newest games.”

The high-performance ATI Radeon™ HD 5770 graphics card features 1GB of GDDR5 memory from AMD and enables blistering fast Mac Pro graphics technology. Ideal for motion graphics, 3D modeling, rendering, or animation, the card comes standard; for more demanding tasks purchasers can upgrade to ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics.

iMac Games on ATI Radeon HD graphics

ATI Radeon™ graphics solutions offer feature rich graphics performance enabling an immersive, life-like gaming experience while playing HD content with incredible visual fidelity

· ATI Radeon™ HD 5750 graphics are available in the new 27” iMac.
· ATI Radeon™ HD 5650 graphics are available in the new 22” and 27” iMac.
· ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 graphics are available in the new 22” iMac

Resources: ATI Radeon graphics processors for Mac

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