Macbook pro 15 (mid 2012) automatic switching

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  1. kensic macrumors 6502

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    i was reading the guide thread on "macbook pro" and it shows the mid 2012 (2.3ghz i7) low end macbook pro 15 does not support automatic graphics switching.

    is that a typo or is that for real?


    thanks
     
  2. Shadow%20Mac macrumors 6502

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    From Apple's website

    The wording is vague but it might be the case. Call or use Apple's Live Chat service to be sure. Any word from 2.3GHz i7 Ivy 15" cMBP users?
     

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  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    install gfxCardStatus and see if you can switch - http://gfx.io/
     
  4. kensic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so it does seem like the 512mb version doesn't have automatic switching. hmmm interesting
     
  5. kensic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well just looked at my low end cMBP 15 and it does have the option shows in this article. so i guess it does support automatic switching

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4110
     
  6. TRAV9614 macrumors regular

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    I have that model and it does support graphics switching. If you install gfxcardstatus it will tell you when it switches.
     
  7. thekev macrumors 604

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    Why wouldn't it? There is little point in disabling something like this.
     

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