Discrete and Integrated battery difference on the MBPr.

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

  1. FatGuy007 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2012
    New York
    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

    Jul 11, 2012
    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

    Jun 14, 2012
    New Hampshire
    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


    Dec 8, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    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

    Apr 10, 2012
    The United Kingdom
    With the intergrated card turned on, I think most people will get maximum 5-6 hours of battery life.

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