Apple may be about to upgrade the Mac’s graphic chipset in a move that would enhance its already high status for creating and editing home movies, according to reports.

Gizmodo is suggesting that Apple’s new range of computers will have a dedicated chip specifically for decoding and encoding video, which should significantly reduce the time it takes to process HD content.

The site compares the technology to the Quad Core HD Processor, which uses H.264 and MPEG2 encoders alongside the device’s CPU.

It says mobile phones like the Nokia XpressMusic range also use a dedicated chip for processing audio, therefore increasing the battery life and allowing for far better quality playback.

If true, the upgraded range could be released as soon as next month.

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