9600 to 9400 on-the-fly- switching in Snow Lep

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nzmc36, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. nzmc36 macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Gainesville FL
    Has anyone heard if OS X SL will allow on-the-fly switching between graphics systems in MBP (without having to log in/out)?

  2. Biolizard macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    London, United Kingdom
    I've not seen any info on it on the Snow Info pages, so could well be a no. Majorly sucks, logging out will be such a chore when I get my hands on a unibody.
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Nvidia's being schtum, but i think a high up has talked about it previously as upcoming, and potentially coming to those already with the 2 GPUs.
  4. -Garry- macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2005
    Manchester, UK
    You still have to Log Out to switch in the WWDC Developer Preview build.
  5. nzmc36 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Gainesville FL

    Yes, thanks for the info.

    My problem is I travel a lot and I need to go back to the power save mode all the time, and I have LOTS of open apps, and docs... all the time. Closing and saving is a pain, but I often us an open document as a reminder to finish a piece of work. So closing them all down wrecks my not-so-good diary. Sure I could alway write a better to-do list... but this has worked better for me in the past.
  6. FX120 macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2007
    Do you really think that it's nVidia's fault?

    I mean I have a Thinkpad T500 with hybrid graphics and I can switch back and forth easily between the two cards all day long without having to close applications.

    Of course that is between a X4500 and a 3650, not a 9400M and 9600GT.

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