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

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

  1. nzmc36 macrumors member

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

    THX
     
  2. Biolizard macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    You still have to Log Out to switch in the WWDC Developer Preview build.
     
  5. nzmc36 thread starter macrumors member

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    Painful..

    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

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    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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