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    AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    And it looks set to be the chipmaker of choice for the Nintendo NX too.
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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    I think we predicted as much on these forums. Great wins for AMD, similar to the story with their first 28nm chips.

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    Nintendo have this then with the NX - 8GB of DDR4 for a start

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    I think AMD's Apple wins were a given, although Apple now only put discrete GPUs in the higher end products within each range so the quantity might not be as high as it would otherwise seem.

    I'm doubting the PS4K rumour.

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    GiantBomb is the source of the PS4K info, just be rehashed via other sites and Techpowerup guessing it's a new GPU.

    It may not be, a tweaked Radeon HD 79xx could be in the same range and also maintains absolute compatibility with PS4.

    Sony API's are very bare to the metal, the change in architecture to Polaris may or may not be an issue.

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    Quote Originally Posted by Kato-2 View Post
    Sony API's are very bare to the metal, the change in architecture to Polaris may or may not be an issue.
    So that covers all the options then!
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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    Hehe. It's a good point about compatibility. If they're that close to the metal then they'd have to stick to GCN1.0 cards, but maybe polaris has a superset so calling as per GCN1.0 works at least as quickly. I can't quite see AMD putting out just a die shrink version of 7870 and ignoring their improvements in subsequent GCN versions, especially the mem compression stuff.

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    Considering a few years back apple had issues with nvidia GPUs, no wonder they start looking for alternatives.

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    Quote Originally Posted by lukart View Post
    Considering a few years back apple had issues with nvidia GPUs, no wonder they start looking for alternatives.
    Well that would just mean they don't pick those GPUs again.. but they wouldn't anyway, they'd be interested in something newer.

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Well that would just mean they don't pick those GPUs again.. but they wouldn't anyway, they'd be interested in something newer.
    Since those issues they have switched back and forth at least once, im pretty sure multiple times.

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    finally Nvidia will loose market share. #RedTeam

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    finally Nvidia will loose market share. #RedTeam
    How? Consoles and Apple already use AMD. Using them again doesn't gain AMD any market share, just stops them losing it.

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    Apple WWDC 2016 has just been announced for 13th June in San Francisco. Will we see its first Polaris GPU equipped computers on stage?

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    Well, I hope they will shows (Apple) new Macbook pro's with new AMD mGPUs.
    I hope it will be some powerfull one, otherwise, I will go back to Windows again to have some mGPU powerfull as GTX 980m but in thin chasis (~ 20mm ). At the moment I have PC and Macbook, and it is pain in the ... so hope to have one to rule them all.
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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    I hope the upcoming Polaris will shake APPLE's mindset to give us back our PowerMac- the real PowerMac we used to know.

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    Re: AMD Polaris in Apple Mac, Sony PS4K design wins say reports

    The PS4k seems a little optimistic - 2304 processors is less than a 390. PS1080 doesn't have the same ring to it either

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