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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by farmermac, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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  3. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. celticpride678

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    Nope, there isn't any auto switching... but there is gfxCardStatus (free app).
     
  5. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    out of your mind?
    i've had the 17" for 2 months now, no problems at all, auto switching works fine.
     
  6. farmermac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All that app does is display what card you are on, though, right? Doesnt give you the ability to lock the nvidia from kicking on (or vice versa)
     
  7. elvisidal macrumors member

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    Wrong

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  8. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

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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.
     

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