Does Parallels activate the dGPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andeify, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. andeify macrumors 6502

    andeify

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    I'm wondering if you start Parallels does it activate the discreet GPU? or can it detect if you start a game in a Windows VM will it activate?
     
  2. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    I think all VMs will always use the dGPU. You can use gfxCardStats to force Integrated only if you do not want this (Click it twice).
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Parallels virtualizes hardware. Even if it did activate the dGPU, it wouldn't help gaming at all, that's not how it works.
     
  4. andeify thread starter macrumors 6502

    andeify

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    I was just wondering if Parallels was one of those apps that activates the dGPU or wether it was intelligent enough to know when to activate it.
     

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