Do you use your rMBP discrete graphics all the time?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I have the 2013 Retina MacBook Pro with the 750M dGPU.

    The thing is. Prior to this I had a 2011 Macbook Pro that I used with a 23" 1080p monitor and eventually a Thunderbolt display. I used it like this for about 3 months before the dGPU failed.

    Since getting this computer I have used it with just the built in display. It is beautiful and vivd, but I miss my old clamshell (sometimes dual screen) setup. The thing is, I am very nervous about running the dGPU all the time. I realize that the 2011 models had a design flaw, but I'm still cautious. I wish this was the Iris Pro only machine for peace of mind, but aw well.

    So: Do you use your Retina MB dGPU all the time? Do you think it would hurt? I know it shouldn't hurt, but Apple has a bad history.
     
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    I selected the MacBook Pro forum I don't know why it's in the Mavericks section. Moderators please feel free to move it. I apologize.
     
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    My 2011 15" Radeongated 3 years after purchase, and I never used clamshell mode all the time either. I got it back up and running with a reball.

    I now use a late-2013 15" rMBP (2.6/16/1TB/750M) and it runs far cooler in clamshell mode than the 2011 model. The 2011 model used to overheat all the time, but my late-2013 rMBP doesn't.

    So I'm comfortable with using the dGPU all the time.
     
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