Boot Camp battery life with Integrated only.

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  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    MacBook Pros always have had bad battery life under boot camp, but was this because of poor drivers or because of discrete graphics only?

    Does anyone have an integrated graphics-only macbook pro that has extensive experience using boot camp that can vouche what the battery life is like?
     
  2. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Normally the integrated graphics chip is disabled by Boot Camp so cannot be seen by Windows. This is largely the hit on battery life, though older drivers are often used, which won't help.
     
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    The OP is asking people who have iGPU about battery life, he's aware that models with dGPU will deactivate the iGPU in Windows.
     
  4. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Not in his first question.
     
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    True, but I'd say the post is more interested in battery life in general, but you're right.
     
  6. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Fair enough.
    I'm quite interested in the answer to that myself :)
     
  7. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Any answers? I'll bump this thread once then let it run its course.
     

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