We've heard a lot about the new iPhones and the upcoming iWatch over the last couple of weeks, but today it's time for the iMac to shine. Specifically, Apple reportedly plans to release a 27-inch Retina iMac with a resolution of 5120 x 2880, and it's possible that we'll see it as early as a media event next month.
Few devices in Apple's history have been plagued with so many problems as the 2011 line of 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros, and now a group of lawyers is trying to see if there's enough evidence to start a class action lawsuit against Apple. The group made their intentions known on a Facebook group devoted to the line's troublesome AMD graphics units.
If you have a 2011 MacBook Pro with a discrete AMD graphics card that's not suddenly acting wonky, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. As ModMyi reports (via Cult of Mac), a staggering number of units have suddenly started to crash and suffer from hardware troubles, and as of right now the epidemic shows no sign of abating.
With the calendar quickly running out of potential days in December to release the new Mac Pro without colliding into the holidays, Apple has now confirmed the cylindrical black powerhouse will finally arrive on Thursday.
Looking for an upgrade to the standard graphics card packed into your Mac Pro tower? Sapphire has officially launched the HD 7950 Mac Edition, offering a huge boost in frame rates and other performance factors. And in terms of flexibility, the card is capable of running in either a Mac or Windows machine.
Can it really be 15 months since the Mac Pro was last updated? The familiar hulking frame is even more long in the tooth, having been largely unchanged since the Power Mac G5 was introduced in the summer of 2003 -- several lifetimes in computer years. While Apple remains mum on the prospect of a new Mac Pro, there’s some evidence to support that refreshed hardware is still on the boards in Cupertino.
An AMD-led team has set a new Guinness World Record for the “Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor” by cranking up a soon-to-be-released chip to 8.429GHz. Pause for a nanosecond to let that number sink in: that’s eight billion, four hundred twenty-nine million cycles per second.
What is it about guys? Give them something fast and their immediate impulse is to make it faster.
Although I’m writing this as December dawns, when you’re reading it I’ll be in Las Vegas at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, poking and prodding the promised plethora of computing goodness powered by AMD’s new Fusion line of processors. One company that won’t be demonstrating AMD-powered wares at CES is Apple—all Macs are currently powered by Intel processors. But that doesn’t mean that Jobs & Co. aren’t contemplating putting AMD under the hood of some future bit of shiny-shiny. In fact, they’d be crazy not to.
A bit of background. Soon after AMD acquired graphics chipmaker ATI in mid-2006, the combined company announced a future chip line that would integrate AMD’s central processing units (CPUs) with ATI’s graphics processing units (GPUs) onto the same chunk of silicon.
AMD Chief Exec Dirk Meyer had some reflections on the iPad's impact for sales of notebooks and notebooks, and feels that the iPad has indeed cannibalized both. Also, whether or not if it's because of said cannibalization, Meyer also said the company is waiting for the tablet market to take off further, before allocating any R&D resources toward tablet processors.