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Mac pros react to the Mac Pro

It's been over a week since Apple announced the new Mac Pro, and while public opinion has been quite positive, the creative professionals who will most likely be the target market for the shiny cylinder haven't been heard from... until now. Macworld UK's Karen Haslam followed up with a number of...

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Daily Update for December 7, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Nvidia's Quadro K5000 GPU coming to a Mac Pro near you, and it's fast

Graphics card maker Nvidia has announced that its brand new Quadro K5000 GPU will be available inside of Apple's Mac Pro computers, and Engadget recently got a chance to see the new cards in action. The cards will offer 4 GB of graphics memory and some superfast performance, and will be able to...

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iPad A5X CPU vs ASUS Transformer Prime Tegra 3 CPU benchmarks

The first third-generation iPads are in the hands of the tech geeks, and the benchmarks are flying. Back on March 8, TUAW reported that NVIDIA was not happy with Apple's claim that the A5X system-on-a-chip that powers the new iPad would put the NVIDIA Tegra 3 to shame. Australian tech blogger...

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Daily Update for March 8, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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NVIDIA disputes Apple's claim that A5X processor outperforms Tegra 3

During yesterday's Apple event, senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller took the stage to tout the power of the new A5X processor that inhabits the innards of the latest iPad. Schiller stood in front of a chart showing the relative graphics performance of the NVIDIA Tegra 3, the Apple A5...

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OS X 10.6.7 update causing problems with 3D acceleration for Quadro 4000 users

Users of NVIDIA's Quadro 4000 workstation graphics card may have a problem with 3D acceleration when updating to OS X 10.6.7. Apparently NVIDIA's display driver was incompatible with OS X 10.6.7, and during the installation process, the updater simply removes it. Without having the right driver...

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Have a MacBook Pro with a faulty GPU and no AppleCare? You may still be covered

If you own a MacBook Pro with an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GPU and an expired warranty, you may be unaware that since late 2008 Apple has offered a free out-of-warranty service program for the faulty graphics chipset. Apple's replacement program for the 8600M GT was initially valid for three...

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NVIDIA CEO sees the MacBook Air as the future of laptop design

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has seen the future, and it is ... Apple's present. He believes that in a few years, you'll have trouble finding a computer that doesn't look like today's MacBook Air. At the risk of offending the power users out there who can't imagine using such a "weak" machine as the...

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Sandy Bridge GPU may suffice for low-end Apple laptops, processor could show up sooner than expected

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the first round of Sandy Bridge-powered PC laptops is about to hit the market. Intel's new chip architecture is intended to provide a major boost in power for mobile and desktop machines, but there's been some concern about the integrated GPU on these devices...

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NVIDIA offers Fermi-packing Quadro 4000 to the Mac Pro user

In case you missed it, a couple days ago NVIDIA outed the Fermi Quadro 4000 Mac Edition video card for Mac Pro users. The card packs a punch with 256 CUDA cores, a 256-bit memory interface and 2GBs of memory (I remember the day I got excited by a video card with 16MBs of memory, though, sorting out...

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Mac 101: Integrated versus discrete graphics

More Mac 101, our occasional series of posts that focuses on tips and training for new Mac users. The recent launch of Steam for the Mac has brought a great deal of focus on the Mac's graphics capabilities. Specifically, it's led many Mac users to wonder whether Steam's games will run well (or at...

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Why the 13" MacBook Pro still uses Core 2 Duo CPUs

Since the MacBook Pro refresh last week, many have wondered why the 13" MacBook Pro wasn't updated with Intel's latest i5 processors. My dad, for example, had been waiting on a MacBook Pro update since January, but since the 13" stuck with Core 2 Duo processors, it took a bit of explaining on my...

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Behind the scenes, Optimus (not) at work on new MBPs?

Update: While Engadget originally reported that Optimus was behind the MBP power-saving switch feature, AppleInsider is citing NVIDIA representatives that the feature isn't based on their tech -- they say it's home-grown by Apple. Thanks to our commenters for pointing this out. Great power is...

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Nvidia CEO loves Apple, possesses mysterious alien device

Talk about burying the lead -- Shufflegazine did a piece on Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Hwang during a visit to Dubai recently, in which he talks about how much he and his family love their Macs, and Apple's machines add value, and in his house it's just "Mac, Mac, Mac," and OH MY GOD, what is that SITTING...

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