Discrete and Integrated battery difference on the MBPr.

FatGuy007

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 8, 2012
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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?
 

inlinevolvo

macrumors 6502
Jul 11, 2012
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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.
 

markp99

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Jun 14, 2012
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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 ? :)