Nvidia Unveils Desktop Version Of MacBook Graphics Chip - InformationWeek
Infrastructure // PC & Servers
07:06 PM
Faster, More Effective Response With Threat Intelligence & Orchestration Playboo
Aug 31, 2017
Finding ways to increase speed, accuracy, and efficiency when responding to threats should be the ...Read More>>

Nvidia Unveils Desktop Version Of MacBook Graphics Chip

The 16-core GeForce 9400 and 9300 chips enable mainstream PC users to play the latest PC games and play high-definition Blu-ray video.

Nvidia on Monday launched two motherboard graphics processors, including the desktop version of the integrated GPU in the latest Apple MacBooks.

The GeForce 9400 and 9300 processors are built for the Intel platform. The 16-core chips enable mainstream PC users to play the latest PC games and play high-definition Blu-ray video, Nvidia said. The 9400 is the desktop version of the 9400m, which was spotlighted last week in the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air by Apple chief executive Steve Jobs.

The desktop chipset integrates full system input/output in half the size of previous integrated graphics from Nvidia, the company said. At the same time, Nvidia has boosted the performance of its motherboard product.

"You can now have the performance of a discrete GPU in a small form factor PC," Drew Henry, general manager of media and communications processors at Nvidia, said in a statement.

Nvidia says software developers and system manufacturers have only recently begun taking advantage of parallel processing to deliver a higher level of performance for visual computing applications. Nvidia last week launched a graphics accelerator for Adobe Creative Suite 4, which comprises several content creation tools, such as Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere Pro.

Nvidia's 9-Series motherboard GPUs feature the company's PureVideo technology, which offloads 100% of video processing from the CPU to the GPU. In addition, the products support Microsoft's DirectX 10 graphics technology in Vista and Nvidia's SLI Technology, which uses the integrated graphics to boost the performance of an Nvidia discrete graphics card added to the system.

Motherboards featuring GeForce 9-Series motherboard GPUs are scheduled to ship this month from Asustek, ECS, EVGA, Foxconn, Galaxy, Gigabyte, J&W, MSI, Onda, XFX, and Zotac.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll