New Photos app activates the dGPU in MBPs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Freyqq, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    As the title states, the new Photos app activates the dGPU in MBPs. I was interested, but this ruins it for me. I'm not sure why viewing photos requires me to lose half my battery life.
     
  2. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    The install notes state that CPU and battery usage will go up significantly after the update while indexing etc. goes on. I'd wait a day to see if you still have battery usage issues.
     
  3. Freyqq thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My library is currently empty, so nothing to index. The app just triggers the dGPU for whatever reason.
     
  4. MikhailT macrumors 601

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  5. Freyqq thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Late 2013 rmbp 15" with 750M
     

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