Apple should move to AMD for their high end Macbooks

Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by electrosoft, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. electrosoft

    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    4900 series are monster chips....

     
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    I think apple doing what they are doing is the best road for apple. Move to their own processors again. Supposedly the chips in my iphone and ipad are way more powerful than the core i9. ;)
     
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    But, AMD doesn't have thunderbolt support. So I think that alone would keep them from jumping to team RED. Plus I think kojack nailed it with they probably are going to make their own cpu for all their products.
     
  4. electrosoft

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    Wouldn't be the first time Apple implemented a custom controller as everything continues to move to the T2.

    But A series based Macs are a matter of when not if at this point but now Apple has options.

    And yeah, the A series of chips are very fast even in iPads. With proper cooling in a notebook format, I expect them to beat Intel flat out (9th and 10th gen) and potentially be on par with AMD's offerings.
     
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    how would they fare with heavy software. They have only been tested with lightweight iOS.
     
  6. bobmook

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    Ipads that look like a real computer, priced extremely high, compatible with nothing but apple software..... yes that will reach the masses and reinvigorate the brand. The issue is not with the speed of the risc chips but video support. There is just no way these machines will match Nvidia or AMD
     
  7. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Think of it in this way: Dual A12Z CPU in custom multi-die fashion and active fan cooling along with Apple's SW team can pull it up comfortably since all OS X, iOS and iPad OS utilize Xcode to build/run native apps. Only issue you will have, Python 3, Anaconda3, major web developer tools are not yet ready to switch ASAP.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    MacOS isn't exactly bloated, and a current iPad Pro can perform to roughly 60-70% of a MacBook Pro with a Core i9 in multi-core.

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  9. kojack

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    Is geekbench exactly the same for iOS and MacOS however? or is the iOS version for iOS devices only?
     
  10. Qing Dao

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    It's supposed to be the same between the different OS's, including Windows and Android.
     
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