nVIDIA Announcement Moved to Familiar Date

October 2, 2008

This is interesting. Apparently the day nVIDIA was slated to introduce the integrated graphics chip the new MacBook will use has been moved… from September 30th to October 15th. Recall the fact that the MacBook event was originally scheduled for September 29th, and was postponed to October 14th. I find it hard to believe that the announcement wasn’t moved because the MacBook event was moved, so look at this as further confirmation to our report: the MCP7A-U chipset will be in the next MacBook.

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38 Responses to “nVIDIA Announcement Moved to Familiar Date”

  1. avesnaberrie said

    uhm…interesting…

  2. oscar said

    really interesting!

  3. Enrox said

    Given that in the PC market the nVidia chipset sucks… that isn’t really a great news for Mac users.

  4. MobiWan said

    @Enrox

    Does it really suck or is it just that in the “PC world” the driver implementations might suck and DirectX could also be a culprit?

  5. iBe said

    “Recall the fact that the MacBook event was originally scheduled for September 29th”

    Since nobody is suppose to know when the Macbook event was scheduled, how can this be a “fact”?

    Besides events are staggered on a monthly basis, making the 29th unlikely since it was so close to the Let’s Rock event.
    More likely Steve offered to accomodate nVidia at the October event to hype both the new notebooks and the new chipset.

    @Enrox: nVidia sucks? yeah because in the PC world intel graphics chipsets are soooo good ;)

    Not big news, despite how great OpenGL runs on nVidia chipsets.

  6. ibanez_hil said

    Interesting. I was hoping out for updates in September based on the following analysis:

    MacBook and MacBook Pro release cycle analysis – September 2008 updates likely
    http://switchtoamac.com/site/macbook-and-macbook-pro-release-cycle-analysis-september-2008-updates-likely.html

    Looks as though their analysis would have been correct about a September refresh but obviously the nVIDIA issue resulted in a date change.

  7. [...] pospone el lanzamiento del nuevo chip de gráficas que supuestamente el nuevo Macbook Pro usará para el 15 [...]

  8. [...] second video) and LCPM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) multi-cannel audio support. [Homemedia via Macsoda] Rumor: New MacBook and MacBook Pro Will Look Like Air + iMacNew MacBook Pro Revealed?Why Apple [...]

  9. Originalme8 said

    nVidia chips don’t run as well on DX as they do on OpenGL and the drivers suck for a PC. On the mac it is an upgrade and it is about time apple upgraded!

  10. puneet said

    hello people,
    I have been waiting for the mac book update since June. I was anticipating its release in June because of the rumors posted. However then it moved to august because the schools were about to open. Then it went to 9th september. The event went by and there are no signs of an update. macbooks have passed their average update cycle. It usually updates in an average duration of 192 days, however it has been 220 days since the last update. There have been rumors that the new macbook will release on october 14th, which seems unlikely because if they are incorporating nVIDIA chipsets(scheduled to release on 15th oct.) then even this speculation seems false. I have too long for this…can somebody please throw some light on this and tell me about it.

  11. [...] The built-in audio and video capabilities in the new Nvidia chipset is supposed to be better than Intel’s offering for High Definition video decoding, with 24p mode (progressive 24 frames per second video) and LCPM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) multi-cannel audio support. [Homemedia via Macsoda] [...]

  12. Goldman said

    I prefer ATI and the new HD series are pretty good and value for money

  13. ah… nVidia… i stay with ATI…

  14. [...] ist die Frage natürlich nah, ob in den neuen MacBooks wohl die Technik aus dem Hause Nvidia zum Einsatz kommen wird. Sollte dies der Fall sein, so wird wohl der aktuelle MCP7A-U-Chipsatz [...]

  15. foljs said

    There have been rumors that the new macbook will release on october 14th, which seems unlikely because if they are incorporating nVIDIA chipsets(scheduled to release on 15th oct.)

    On the contrary, this makes it even more likely!

    The timing is perfect. Apple has already secure shipments of the nVidia chipsets, and it will introduce the new notebooks on Oct 14. Then nVidia will officially launch the chipsets the next day, marking their availability to the rest of the PC world.

    Apple likes to introduce stuff that was not pre-announced, i.e to be the first to use a new chipset.

    And, anyway, the macbooks to be announced on Oct 14 doesn’t mean that they will immediately be available for purchase..

  16. John S said

    So far I have not been impressed with Nvidia. Just recently we had the high failure rates with some of Nvidia’s chips. In fact the new MacBook Pro user’s with the Nvidia chip are still having graphic issues which Apple has yet to address. At least Dell has extended the warranty on their laptops with the affected chips. Yes, it’s true Mac fans, Dell uses the same Nvidia graphics chip in their laptops.

  17. Chris said

    Both nVidia and ATI do NOT suck people. Come on, they both produce nearly identical products with identical performance. To claim one is better than the other is sort of crazy. The problem is that your evaluation of the two companies is based on data with relates to your experience only. That is far from a sample set large enough to come to any intelligent conclusions.

    @John S: who gives a crap?

  18. [...] by NeoRicen I dunno, just going off the rumours (which has worked out pretty well in the past ): nVIDIA Announcement Moved to Familiar Date Mac Soda Rumor: Nvidia-powered MacBooks on October 14th – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Apple to Adopt [...]

  19. AW Kennedy said

    okay, please don’t wind me up! lol i’m waiting for the new macbook release and i’m hoping its really soon – I dont want to pay premium prices for a mac laptop as it currently is. If they are charging premium prices they need to refresh soon or I might just switch to …. *i wont even say it its such a horrid thought*

    :oP

    does anyone have any more solid evidence about the oct 14th? have journalists been invited to this event?

  20. [...] The built-in audio and video capabilities in the new Nvidia chipset is supposed to be better than Intel’s offering for High Definition video decoding, with 24p mode (progressive 24 frames per second video) and LCPM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) multi-cannel audio support. [Homemedia via Macsoda] [...]

  21. [...] swap out Intel’s chipset—not the central processor—for Nvidia’s MCP7A, which reportedly blows the doors off Intel’s G45 in the graphics [...]

  22. [...] ist die Frage natürlich nah, ob in den neuen MacBooks wohl die Technik aus dem Hause Nvidia zum Einsatz kommen wird. Sollte dies der Fall sein, so wird wohl der aktuelle MCP7A-U-Chipsatz [...]

  23. [...] It seems like the stars are aligning for that rumored MacBook intro event on October 14. Nvidia, which was supposed to launch their MCP7A chipset on September 30, has announced the chipset will actually be available right after the alleged Apple event. Apparently, the new chipset—which is rumored to be part of the new MacBooks—bests Intel’s own G45 in the graphics and audio department. The built-in audio and video capabilities in the new Nvidia chipset is supposed to be better than Intel’s offering for High Definition video decoding, with 24p mode (progressive 24 frames per second video) and LCPM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) multi-cannel audio support. [Homemedia via Macsoda] [...]

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