New photos from China have shown what the new casing would look like (seems slick!) and today the word on the street is that Apple has selected NVIDIA as the provider for the chipset (the chip that controls the motherboard) of the new Macbook. Why NVIDIA and not Intel? There are a few reasons, but the most important is:
High Performance Computing (HPC): Apple users are often heavy multimedia users. Meaning that they compress music (iTunes does) and video. NVIDIA’s motherboard GPU can be many times faster than a multi-core desktop CPU at this, but yet, its additional cost is negligible when compared to the benefits. I’m convinced that Apple will announce something that has to do with OpenCL (Open Compute Language) as NVIDIA has the most advanced tech right now.
Other less important reasons might include: