Updated 08:56 PM EDT, Tue, Sep 21, 2021

MacBook Air 2016 Release Date & Price: Is Laptop Game-Friendly? Top Specs & Features [Rumors]

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Apple's line of MacBooks have always been known to be work-savvy -- they are lightweight, but pack just enough power to get you through your daily tasks.

However, the MacBook Air 2016 is believed to get a boost for gamers as well. According to Yibada, the upcoming model is touted to be gaming-friendly, thanks to the new Nvidia GPU and a new external GPU specifically-designed for Apple devices.

As told by the outlet, Nvidia recently released the GeForce GTX 950 GPU that is three times faster than the previous generation, and installed with support for the latest technologies and effects that makes it ideal for gaming.

The chipset features GameStream Co-op, allowing gamers to load games on the internet and stream it for another user, who can watch you play and take control of the game remotely. It is also made to handle multi-player games which allows you to play as if you're in the same room.

Tech Radar also reported that the bull.box product can help transform the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 2016, and turn it into a full gaming device. The technology is available for the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. A mini display port or Thunderbolt 2 port also provides an extra boost for the systems.

But what makes this chipset a cut above the rest?

PC World noted that the GTX 950, despite its lower cost, boasts of 768 CUDA cores, 6 streaming multiprocessors and 48 texture units, but Nvidia has spent time for it to be optimized specifically for competitive MOBA gaming like "Dota 2" or "League of Legends."

The reduced number of frames are made to improve buffering and the rendering pipleline is for improvement of latency. The Auto-optimize options also allows for a software that can help gamers tinker with various settings -- optimizations initially available only for GTX 950 users.

Finally, the GeForce GTX 950 also boasts of a trio of DisplayPort 1.2 connections, a single HDMI 2.0 port and a single DVI-I hook-up.

Other reported specs of the upcoming MacBook Air include the Skylake processor, assumed to add more battery life to the computer. The unit, according to Christian Today, allows for a lower power consumption, despite being dubbed a full-fledged gaming device, boosting the machine's performance while keeping the graphics in top shape.

There is no confirmed price on the upcoming, game-friendly MacBook Air 2016, however, with the model possibly getting a launch as early as next month, more details should be unearthed soon.

How psyched are you about the possibility of getting a game-friendly, lightweight MacBook Air? Sound off in the comments section.

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