MPB Uses Intel Iris Pro instead of Nvidia 750 GT?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TOMIMOT, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. TOMIMOT macrumors 6502

    TOMIMOT

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    My MBP is using the intel iris as main display. I noticed this when I was looking at my "about this mac" window. I remember when I first purchased my pro it used my Nvidia card. Why is it using Intel Iris now? Does Yosemite regulate it? Work load and what apps/programs you're using and switch it on and off?
     
  2. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

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    It always uses the Integrated Display (Iris) unless there is an app/program/video/etc. that demands/requires the Discrete GPU to kick in.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    It switches seamlessly between graphics cards depending on graphical power demand.

    Macs with dual graphics have behaved this way since 2011.
     
  4. TOMIMOT thread starter macrumors 6502

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    great thats the answer I needed, wasn't sure if I just had a faulty card. Much appreciated and cheers!
     

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