OS Neutral How much GPU power does an external monitor use?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by backinblack875, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. backinblack875 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2010
    I game on mac and windows via bootcamp on my 15" rMBP. For some games id like to get a bigger screen such as the Apple thunderbolt display or another third party like samsung (cheaper) and hook it up to my mac.

    MY question is how much more GPU power does this draw? will i have to turn down the graphics on my games that i play with the monitor more than i would regularly need to without the monitor?

  2. Exhale macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
    Only if you change resolution.

    Theres no difference between running a game on an internal monitor at 1280x800, versus an external at 1280x800.

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