AGS (Automated Graphics Switching) 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iMackPro, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. iMackPro macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2011
    When i turn on AGS with battery i have (5:00) of battery time. With it turned off i have (5:37) of battery. This isn't that big of a difference. I though this "High end graphics card" was a lot more powerful than that? I have Word open 3 windows in Safari open and system Prefs.

    Why isn't there that big of a difference, also, is there a difference in clarity in simply browsing safari and using word between the two GPUs? Not flash player or anything just browsing the internet like using MRumors? I have the HD Glossy screen if that makes a difference.
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It won't use a whole lot more power if you're not doing anything graphically intensive. It is a lot more powerful, and those estimates aren't super accurate, so I'd take it with a grain of salt when you read those.
  3. iMackPro thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2011
    thanks man you're always helpful, mind answering my question about if i can tell difference between the two cards in simple use?

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