Has auto-switching graphics been fixed yet on 17"?

farmermac

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Original poster
Jul 23, 2009
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I've considered buying a 17" mbp (current gen) to replace my 13" MBP but was put off by the lack of control over the auto-switching graphics. Ie. no way to disable the discrete or manually switch.

This was 4-5 months ago. I tried searching to see if Apple addressed those issues but havent found anything.

Has there been any updates?
 

Sankersizzle

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Jun 5, 2010
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yes, there is an app called gfxcardstatus that sits in your menu bar and allows you to force it into using nvidia or intel graphics. it's been out for a while.
 

Constantine1337

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Dec 3, 2009
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You can also try GPUInfoMenu. It basically does the same thing, but instead of the "i/g" in the menubar, it displays intel/nvidia logo.