Apple To Use Intel Sandy Bridge Processors For Upcoming MacBooks

Posted Dec 9, 2010

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be using the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge processor chips for their future MacBooks. This transition will take place in 2011. Intel had officially announced the new processor last January at the CES conference.

The current MacBooks use NVIDIA graphics chips along with Intel Core i series and Core 2 Duo processors. Since Sandy Bridge has some enhanced graphic capabilities, Apple will no longer continue using Nvidia GPUs according to a CNET source.

The MacBooks that are 13 inches are less is expected to use Sandy Bridge while the higher end MacBook Pros would use graphics processors from AMD. It is unclear whether NVIDIA will remain as a supplier at all for any Apple products in the near future.