Reviews

Reviews

"Graphics cards have come of age. In the past weeks, two of the most leading-edge companies (Adobe and Apple) — when it comes to working with photos and video — have endorsed the idea of making better use of graphics cards." – Jefferson Graham
"The most telling move is Jobs’ decision to chuck the chipsets supplied by Intel in favor of gear from NVIDIA." – Brian Caulfield
"They’re sexy and sure to be the object of your friends’ envy. And the beefed-up video card performance should appeal to gamers and graphic pros." – Lars Paronen
"Apple did its homework and CEO Steve Jobs made a point Tuesday to cite the 9400M as a reason for better performance in the new MacBooks. You can bet that other PC makers are looking closely at the 9400M." – Brooke Crothers
"For the first time since the Intel transition, Apple’s consumer laptops include a graphics card that doesn't cripple the machine. The MacBook line finally got a quality graphics card (the Nvidia 9400M)…" – Dan Frakes
"It (MacBook) also gains an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics chipset that shares an expanded amount of 256MB of DDR3 RAM with the main system; yes, this is where hopeful Mac and Boot Camping gamers alike can say "Hallelujah!" –David Chartier
"The more visual our computing and web surfing activities become, the more often we use the GPU rather than the CPU….Last month, Adobe said that its Creative Suite software would run from the GPU rather than the CPU; web applications such as Google Earth, meanwhile, already tap into the GPU to render images. For NVIDIA this means its chips are moving out of the creative, scientific and gaming niches and into everyday computing." – Stacey Higginbotham
"NVIDIA has made the much hyped GeForce 9400M GPU available to all notebook manufacturers and its design should herald the arrival of even slimmer yet more powerful notebooks." – Gordon Kelly
"The chassis also contains a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, which will make graphics six times faster. That’s good news with anyone with a penchant for Final Cut editing marathons."
"Graphics performance is vastly improved on previous models. The new NVIDIA cards are also compatible with NVIDIA’s CUDA technology. This enables programmers to write software that utilises the processing power of the graphics card as well as the CPU. Video transcoding in compatible applications, for example, is significantly faster through CUDA, as is image manipulation in the latest version of Adobe CS4." – Rory Reid
"With the GeForce 9400M NVIDIA will break the dominance of Intel in the field of integrated graphics. The new chip is smaller and above all it is faster than comparable Intel products." – Martin Schindler
"Brand new MacBook with turbo graphics" – Apple expanded its cooperation with graphics specialist NVIDIA and displaces the slower graphics chip of Intel." – Jürgen Stüber
"NVIDIA’s new graphics chip set GeForce 9400M will made its way into the current Apple notebooks. According to a statement of Jobs the GeForce 9400M is five times faster than the previous integrated solution of Intel." – Alex Postinett
"NVIDIA’s objective is to come back in frontline in terms of chipset performance, with an integrated GPU that outperforms by far G45 and even sometimes 780/790G." – Ferran Veciana
"The 16 core chip can process up to 54Giga Flop, compared to Intel GMA 45, NVIDIA is 5 times faster. Intel reacted, and recognized NVIDIA’s victory here."
"Thanks to this graphics processor from NVIDIA, the MacBook notebooks can be now offered not only to gamers and professional graphics specialists but also to a wide number of users from the fastest growing segment of the computer market." – Piotr Gontarczyk
"One of the most important novelties in new MacBooks is a tandem from NVIDIA: GeForce 9400M and GeForce 9600M GT. They will make it possible to complete all the graphics computation tasks faster and distributed by the system to the adequate parts depending the requirements of a certain application." – Ludwik Krakowiak
"Apple is another cormpany that appreciated the power of graphics processors from NVIDIA offering also parallel processing. Equipping their new MacBook with new GeForce 9400, Apple wants to energize a new generation of creative users to act more effectively." – Michał Młynarczyk
"As we heard new NVIDIA revolutionary mobile graphics processor GeForce 9400 M will be also added to Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro configurations. The choice was made as the innovative integrated mobile solution is about to offer five times better performance when compared to competitive solutions." – Marcin Chmielewski
"We can all see how the demand for great visual performance is growing rapidly, which makes graphics processors useful for more than just graphics applications but also parallel processing power. The architecture of the new GeForce 9400M is an ideal combination of graphics performance and energy savings in one integrated solution, and it offers MacBook users completely new level of graphics effectiveness." – Robert Kowalski
"The revolutionary new NVIDIA integrated chipset is extremely powerful and will offer in new MacBooks graphics performance that is 5 times higher compared to the latest Intel G45 chipset. We believe that this is most important change in MacBooks since Intel platform move." – Richard Krejci
"NVIDIA has the outstanding design for 3D computing, and provides better performance for visual and science computing with PhysX and CUDA and utilizes them into video transcoding, medicine and other fields. What’s more, the new NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU gives NVIDIA a big advantage in the notebook GPU market and draws Apple which demands high quality in its product to choose GeForce 9400M as the new GPU for its new Mac Book. "
"As it is known to all, Apple’s products are famous for its high quality as it sticks to strict requirements for the materials it is using. Now that Apple has chosen NVIDIA’s GeForce 9400M GPU as the GPU for new MacBook, Apple wanted to tell us that they believed NVIDIA’s products are more reliable with better compatibility, and by choosing NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU, the new MacBook will deliver a new level of gaming experience."
"The reason why Apple switched from Intel chipset to NVIDIA chipset is the important factor utilizing GPU performance to improve performance on future OS and applications. Following this, Apple decided to cooperate with NVIDIA, which deals with GPGPU as well as integrated graphics."
"NVIDIA’s more outstanding graphics performance than other third-party chipset suppliers is one of the reasons that Apple chooses NVIDIA’s products." – Monica Chen
"NVIDIA graphics chips enable new MacBook lineups five times faster graphics performance, as well as smoother gaming experience and video playback."