Auto Graphics Switching - Delay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chris.J, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Chris.J macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2010
    Does anybody experience any delays with the auto graphics switching on the late 2010 MBPs? I mean serious delays?

    Mine seems to be very slow at making the switch. Say if I open a PDF that has a load of images in and start to scroll at high speed to scan the document, everything becomes very stuttery. Then, after a while (very random in how long it takes) everything starts to get smoother, when I assume the NVIDIA kicks in.

    I thought this was meant to be more-or-less instantaneous?
  2. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2008
    East Cost
    I would think that has more to do with your computer still opening and loading the pdf?
  3. Chris.J thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2010
    Good point, but the PDF could be open for a while and I've already scanned through the document once before.

    Also seems to do this on websites with Hi-Res images or Flash objects.
  4. Julpride macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2010
    Been watching too much SSD videos? Sorry just had to troll. xD
  5. Blu101 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2010
    I don't think it's the graphics switching. It's probably just the GPU (whichever one's on) trying to render all those images as fast as you're scrolling, except that you're "winning"...after a while it probably pre-loads them into RAM or something, which speeds it up, but still...

    Try to scroll by pages, or jump to the page you need instead of scrolling all the way down one line at a time as fast as you can.
  6. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    it has nothing to do with graphics switching.
    for graphics switching to kick in either OpenGL or OpenCL has to be called, neither of which are called to open a pdf document.
  7. Chris.J thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2010

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