2015 15" rRMB dGPU switching very often

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by keonoh, May 30, 2015.

  1. keonoh macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2015
    I just bought the 2015 15" rMBP and this is my first MacBook with a dedicated graphics card. I installed gfxCardStatus which notifies me every time the computer switches between the Intel Iris Pro and the AMD card. I noticed it switches to the AMD card for pretty basic tasks like changing wallpapers or playing video in Safari in some instances.

    I was just wondering if this is normal since I have nothing to compare my machine with

  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Yep, normal.

    Best advice, get rid of all the monitoring software and just use the machine. That software makes people paranoid.
  3. keonoh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2015
    Thanks! Turned off the notifications and trying not to be so paranoid haha
  4. dagamer34 macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Eh.. the app is pretty helpful in determining where an app is turning on the GPU so you can quit it and switch back to the internal GPU. Some apps are more problematic than others (Firefox vs. other browsers).

    Yeah, I'd turn notifications off, leave the icon in the menubar so you can see if apps are unnecessarily keeping the dGPU running.
  5. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    If im on battery and I notice my browser or another app unnecessarily turning on dgpu, i set it to only use integrated.

    If im on power, I dont care which is being turned on.

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