No Automatic Graphics Switching on 2016 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Greene, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Greene macrumors regular

    Greene

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    I have been having some dGPU issues with my 2016 MBP, which Apple recently repaired. I am now noticing that automatic graphics switching doesn't work for my Mac until I start gfxCardStatus. From boot, it will use the AMD chip until I launch gfxCardStatus, at which point the graphics card will switch over to the intel chip. This is killing my battery life, and a pain.

    This is with no applications open that require the AMD chip, and no external monitor plugged in.

    I plan on taking my Mac back into the store, but is anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. Naimfan Suspended

    Naimfan

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    On Sierra I still see the checkbox for graphics switching under the Energy Saver tab in System Preferences.
     
  3. Greene thread starter macrumors regular

    Greene

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    Yep - option is still there and is checked for my machine. It just won’t actually do anything for me, dGPU 100% of the time.
     
  4. Greene thread starter macrumors regular

    Greene

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    FWIW, looks like an SMC and PRAM reset re-enabled auto graphics switching.
     

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