External Monitor on integrated graphics

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by kensic, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. kensic macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2013
    it would be awesome that on 10.9, we control weather if integrated or dedicated graphics can be used while using an external monitor.
  2. maxsquared macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
  3. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    I fear that dGPU's will soon be a thing of the past with everything except the MacBucket Pro. :(
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You can do that already. There is an app called GFX status. (Or the likes) Let's you control which GPU is active.
  5. kensic thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2013
    yes thats if you're not using an external monitor.

    lets say you have the integrated selected via those apps. and you plug in an external monitor in, it will not work.

    try it and see.


    even if thats the case, it will not solve the problem for those that have already bought MBP's. i don't wanna buy a new one just to solve this problem.
  6. anzio macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2010
    Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
    I read before that the DisplayPort/Thunderbolt ports are connected to the discrete GPU and not the integrated. A software update won't be able to change that.

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