bootcamp/parallels - MBP automatically use higher end GPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by btownguy, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

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    So apparently in OSX, you have to manually tell the MBP when you want to use the higher end GPU (for graphics-intensive activities). I think this is pretty dumb - the system should do this for you. But anyway, if you're running Windows under BootCamp or Parallels, does Windows automatically use the higher end GPU, or how does that work exactly?
     
  2. NeoCracer macrumors member

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    In windows, the MBP uses the 9600GT. (the high end GPU)
     
  3. occamsrazor macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, and not only do you have to manually set it, you have to log in and log out each time for the change to take effect (correct me if I'm wrong). At least you should be able to change without the login/logout, even if the process is manual.

    Does anyone know if it's different on Snow Leopard?
     

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