In navolging van 3dfx heeft ook nVidia aangekondigd dat zij de Mac markt willen betreden. De eerste nVidia chip die Mac-compatible wordt gemaakt is de mid-range GeForce2 MX, later volgen ook de high-end chips. ATi kan zich alvast voorbereiden op een hevige battle rond zijn positie van premier Apple graphics supplier:
Competition in the Mac graphics chip world is heating up, with current graphics chip darling Nvidia saying it will shift its attention to the market.
Nvidia is starting to promote its latest chip, the GeForce2 MX, for use in Macintoshes. Although it can be used in PCs, the chip is compatible with Macs, a first for Nvidia.
[...] ATI says it's ready for the competition.
"We've been competing with others behind the scenes for years," said ATI Macintosh product manager Deanna Perkins. "Although it may seem this way, we don't have any exclusive deals. We won all of our contracts on an individual basis."
[...] Nvidia's Vivoli would not comment on his company's plans to grab a spot in Apple's product lineup. He said the company is not planning to announce any products at Macworld and that some work remains to bring an actual Mac product to market. "We're a little ways off from having something available," he said, adding that Nvidia hopes eventually to be the premier graphics chipmaker for the Mac market. "When we enter it, we plan to enter it in a big way," he said.
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