Do iMacs with discreet graphics use the integrated graphics adapter to save power

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Daisy81, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Daisy81 Suspended

    Daisy81

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    My Late 2011 MacBook Pro that I used to have used to switch to the integrated graphics when not doing things that required the graphics chip in order to save power. I know I don't have to worry about a battery but I'm still curious. Does anyone know if the iMacs use the integrated graphics when nothing is using the capabilities of the gpu?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    There's no way to switch to the iGPU on iMacs. It appears to be disabled in some fashion
     
  3. Daisy81 thread starter Suspended

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    That is somewhat a disappointment but I'm still loving it.

    I can't wait for my memory to show up. I purchased another 16GB of the 1867MHz DDR3 RAM so I can bump it up to 32GB installed. It cost me $89.27 by buying two of these.
     
  4. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    You might enjoy this article I found. http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/28/save-a-few-bucks-by-turning-your-mac-off-or-letting-it-sleep/
     

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