New properties listed in the graphics tab of System Profiler.

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  1. Stuey3D macrumors regular

    Stuey3D

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    Been having a look in the system profiler and discovered some new details added in the graphics section but don't have a clue what they are.

    Either way it doesn't look like I will get them anyway but just curious.

    I wonder if ambient brightness is a hint that the iPad Pro's fancy colour shifting display is coming to the Mac, as the standard auto brightness is working fine but its listed as "No" in the graphics hinting that this might be a new feature.

    Also EDR which I haven't a clue what that is either.


    Intel HD Graphics 4000:




    Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000

    Type: GPU

    Bus: Built-In

    VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 1536 MB

    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

    Device ID: 0x0166

    Revision ID: 0x0009

    spdisplays_metal: Supported

    Displays:

    Color LCD:

    Display Type: LCD

    Resolution: 1280 x 800

    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

    Main Display: Yes

    Mirror: Off

    Online: Yes

    spdisplays_ambient_brightness: No

    Built-In: Yes

    spdisplays_EDR_Enabled: No

    spdisplays_EDR_Limit: 1.0000

    spdisplays_EDR_Supported: Not Supported
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I normally keep auto brightness off, but I enabled it, reopened System Information, and the status changed to yes. This is just auto/ambient brightness which has been in OS X for years.
    SystemProfiler-AmbientBrightness.png
    I do like that it shows Metal support now.
     
  3. Stuey3D thread starter macrumors regular

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    Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 17.58.54.png

    Odd because mine is also turned on, I even toggled it on and off and yet mine is still listed as off although screen does dim when sensor covered as normal. Must be a glitch on my end then.

    Interested to know what the EDR stuff is about though.
     
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  5. Stuey3D thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh that would make sense now, and also makes sense as to why my MacBook Pro doesn't have it lol.
     

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