- Feb 24, 2013
- ASUS WS X299 SAGE/10G
- Radeon VII
- Mobile Phone
It'd be interesting to see what happens. AMD is straight up killing Intel right now, even if their single core performance is not as good as Intel, Threadripper is still an amazing value/performance.If Apple is doing any due diligence on Mac hardware development nowadays, they've been paying attention to AMD's Zen architecture starting to come into its own. Zen APUs are essentially what Apple has been pushing Intel to make all these years: A decent CPU with a better-than-integrated GPU in a low-power package. Given how Apple's appearing to go all-in on Metal, AMD's chips would seem like a good match.
That said, if Apple has already internally committed to making in-house SoCs for Macs down the line (as their Portland job postings seem to indicate), spending time to implement AMD support might be brushed aside as a distraction at this stage.
Intel already partnered up with AMD to make an APU.
Next few months and years it's going to be very interesting to see Intel being squeezed to innovate. AMD is lacking in the graphical power arena compared to NVIDIA in general.