Can anybody here with the 2016 15 inch with Radeon Pro 460 test Ableton Live on it?

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  1. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    I know some previous models of MacBook Pros have had some issues with Ableton Live where the dedicated gpu would kick in, causing it to get hot with loud fan noise. There really should be no reason for a Ableton Live to use dedicated graphics, it's just a music production app. I want to know if this might be an issue for the new 2016 model gpus



    Also, does google chrome have this issue as well?
     
  2. tigres macrumors 68040

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    My son runs Ableton on his 2015 I will ask him if the dedicated card kicks in. He never mentioned the issue to me.
     
  3. dk808 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you
     
  4. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Confirmed.

    He says it does spin up the fans, and dGPU. With a lot if instruments, effects, and plugins..
     
  5. dk808 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, I'm hoping the 2016 model fixed this issue
     
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  7. dk808 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How?
     
  8. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Can you not use gfxcardstatus to switch to iGPU only?
     
  9. dk808 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I read their website and they recommmend not to enable that setting
     
  10. Sethaniel macrumors newbie

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    On Ableton's website? Do you think this would be similar for other DAWs?
     
  11. dk808 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No i meant the gfxcardstatus website
     
  12. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    I could have sworn that you can do it in the system preferences under energy saver.
     

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