Anyone else had hd4000 double in memory?

danny33

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Jun 24, 2013
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as per title, my graphics memory has jumped up to 1024mb from 512mb.. on standard 2012 mbp 13, 4gb ram

anyone else had this?
 

Weaselboy

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No personal experience here, but I have seen other forum members using Mav. post they noticed this also.
 

SeenJeen

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Confirmed.

I have an office full of Mac Minis I bought a couple months ago. This machine I've just installed Mavs...


ML Mini...


Apple seems to be really focusing on beefing up graphics performance.

Though, I heard if you install 8GB or more memory in ML on these machines, the graphics memory goes up, too. (YMMV)
 

silverf1re

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Mar 3, 2011
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does this affect machines with only 4 GB of memory? Seems harsh to take away 1gb of memory and leave the OS with only 3 if you are not doing graphic intensive tasks and if you are why do you only have an integrated GPU?
 

Weaselboy

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does this affect machines with only 4 GB of memory? Seems harsh to take away 1gb of memory and leave the OS with only 3 if you are not doing graphic intensive tasks and if you are why do you only have an integrated GPU?
From the screens in post #3, it would appear so. I wonder if the system can dynamically reduce this if the OS needs the memory.
 

xTRICKYxx

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Jun 26, 2013
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I have a 2012 Macbook Pro 15" with 16GB of RAM. Before on 10.8, my Intel HD 4000 GPU had 384MB of RAM. Although I suspect that number was trivial since HD 4000 automatically allocates far more than that depending on the usage scenario. It was trivial anyways since I have the 1GB 650M.

On 10.9 Mavericks:


I am happy to see this. I am also glad that HD 4000 now gets 1024MB (but I have never monitored its memory usage)

Now all I'd like is to be able to switch to my HD 4000 gpu while in Bootcamp...

Edit: For 4GB users out there; you will not be missing more memory. The integrated GPU will be using far less 99% of the time. 10.9 is now allowing the GPU more memory which the only time it will be needed is in graphically heavy scenarios which will be appreciated by everyone.
 

jhfenton

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I've seen the same thing. My Mac mini (Late 2012) (2.5GHz i5) with 16GB RAM reported 768MB Video RAM under Mountain Lion. Under Mavericks, it reports 1024MB.