Has my graphics card failed? rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ibarrett94, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. ibarrett94 macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2011
    Last night I went to play some civ and as soon as it stared up and switched to discrete graphics it got all distorted. Don't really know how to describe it, heres a screen shot. Only happens on discrete card setting and tried resetting smc and nvram, no luck. halp.

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  2. 0r30 macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2010
    Is it only happening on your browser?

    Nvm I see it in other spots. Your going to have to take that laptop to apple.
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Yep, looks like a failed GPU to me :) Try running a stress test (e.g. one of the Unigine benchmarks)
  4. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    Seems like it. Be glad it's still under warranty.
  5. ibarrett94 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2011
    The genius at the apple store told me it was most likely a software problem and to reinstall osx and bring it back if it continues. I find it hard to believe this is a software related problem. Hopefully i am wrong.

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