Prevent Discrete GPU in 2011 Macbook Pro from Killing Battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Whitelightning, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Whitelightning macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2007
    How to prevent discrete GPU from killing battery? I know theres an app called gfxCardStatus, but it looks like it is only for machines with two cores. Is there some way to force the computer to use the Intel Integrated Graphics?

    Is there a way to disable the radeon in Windows bootcamp as well?
  2. baxnet macrumors member


    Feb 28, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    In Energy Saver Preferences, check the box that says "Automated graphics switching". It will only use the discrete GPU when necessary with this option selected.
  3. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    I read on Anandtech that there is a new version of gfxCardStatus that supports the new Macbook Pros. As far as Windows, I have no idea.

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