Discrete and Integrated battery difference on the MBPr.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FatGuy007, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. FatGuy007 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    The discrete GPU is much better in browsing and heavy sites, I might aswell just turn off auto graphic switching. But if it can't last at least 5 hours of browsing and some iWork, it can change my mind.
    Does anyone notice a massive difference if you just go on safari and light apps?
     
  2. inlinevolvo macrumors 6502

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    There is about a 2hr hit under light use of the system with the discretion gpu. However I haven't seen a reason to force the dgpu on all the time.
     
  3. markp99 macrumors member

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    I'm finding about 5hrs max using JUST integrated video. With MIXED usage (VM, Videos, etc.), I see closer to 3hr battery life. Auto-switching seems to do the job for me.

    7hrs? Maybe with the display turned off ? :)
     
  4. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    I can get 7 hours with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned off, screen at lowest (1-2 bars) and only word procession. Not very interesting, isn't it? :)
     
  5. jasonx2 macrumors member

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    With the intergrated card turned on, I think most people will get maximum 5-6 hours of battery life.
     

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