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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thadoggfather, May 8, 2010.
Just wondering, kind of want to try it out.
i have gpuinfomenu which is basically the same thing i think. Its nice to help you save battery life with
It will make your MBP explode.
gfxCardStatus is wonderful. I've recommended to 4 people in real life that have told me they already have or have ordered a Core i5/i7 MBP.
Useful, tiny footprint, stable, and stays out of your way. Great software.
Not true - gfxCardStatus allows you to switch GPUs and doesn't use trademarked/copyrighted company logos.
so far, so good!
so far pretty good. I havent had any problems with it, and it comes in handy when you need to know which GPU is in use. Also, simple to use!
It does more than that. It tells you what programs are making it switch to nvidia, it has growl support, and it has support for forcing the use of intel. Now that last reason it is better than yours is a bit buggy, but should get better with version seven which he is almost ready to release.
is it a good program? Yes. why? Reasons above. And it just works.
I wish you could just keep integrated on at all times instead of switching whenever nvidia comes up...
Like lock it into intel graphics and keep it that way unless I do super intensive stuff.
Wow, play a video on YouTube running the Intel "HD" graphics and let me know what you guys think
Well then this is what you want. It let's you do just that. In version 7 it will have the menu option of intel, nvidia, or switching.
for info on what people think of that check http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=901521
Its a wonderful program. As many here have already indicated, my only issue with it, is that it has black menubar icons, which conflict with my black menubar (and I'm too lazy to change the icons at the moment)
I've used it since the first version came out. Its reporting is flawless and efficient. The forced switching is new (as of yesterday, I believe), and seems to have some side effects for some people. However, I forced it back to Intel once (Skype was running off nVidia), and all seemed to be fine.