Report: Apple looking to use AMD chips in upcoming products

Mon, Apr 19, 2010

News, Rumors

AppleInsider is reporting that Apple and AMD have been involved in high level discussions regarding the possibility of using AMD processors in upcoming Apple products.

It is believed that Apple is working with AMD to expand its potential sources for CPUs in order to increase its flexibility and broaden its competitive options, but also likely in response to problems it has encountered with Intel. These issues include¬†limited availability of new processors¬†(which is rumored to have slowed Apple’s notebook refreshes) as well as new chipset designs imposed by Intel that have blocked the Mac maker’s plans to continue a partnership with NVidia to deliver a standardized chipset for use with its Intel processors across all of its consumer computer offerings.

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