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    Default Apple Considering Switch to AMD Processors

    Apple has used Intel chips in their products since 2006 (and things have gone pretty well). But according to AppleInsider, Apple is in high-level discussions with AMD to adopt other processor tech.

    In fact, Apple has been doing more than just talking; they've even been testing AMD chipsets in their labs.
    http://gizmodo.com/5518885/apple-con...amd-processors

    Maybe after this Apple could lower its prices.

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    I wouldn't hold my breath on a price drop it is just a larger percentage of profit for Steve Jobs.

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    AMD's chip offerings are currently considered subpar when compared to those from Intel, but the report suggests that lower pricing and the ability to bundle AMD processors with ATI graphics chips (ATI is owned by AMD) as possible reasons for bringing a switch under consideration. In addition, Apple may have inside knowledge of forthcoming offerings from AMD that could make the chipmaker more competitive with Intel, or AMD might be more willing to offer custom solutions for Apple than Intel currently is. Finally, the report concedes that the talks could simply be a leveraging tool to assist Apple in its dealings with Intel.
    Last edited by Deton; 24-04-2010 at 23:43.

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