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Discussion in 'macOS' started by weddlec, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. weddlec macrumors member

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    I am having a major brain fart. At some point in the last few years there was a feature that was added to either the new OS or new hardware generation of Macs that would use a Mac's discrete GPU (if it had one) to help boost CPU performance.

    1. What was this called?
    2. When did this get added?

    Thanks, sorry if this isn't the right place for this.
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I think you might be thinking of:

    System Preferences001.jpg

    Uncheck the "Automatic graphics switching" in the Energy Saver System Preference which will cause the system to use the dGPU full time.
     
  3. weddlec thread starter macrumors member

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    It wasn't that. I'm not having a problem, I just remember that at 1 particular keynote Apple was introducing a feature of either a new OS or hardware that used the graphics card to boost CPU performance when the computer was only needing the integrated graphics. This feature had a name and I couldn't remember what it was.
     
  4. chown33 macrumors 604

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  5. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    The only other thing that I can think of is "Metal" for newer computers to boost graphics performance.

    Here is a search result:
    https--duckduckgo.com-?q=Metal+graphics+for+Macs&t=osx&ia=web
     
  6. weddlec thread starter macrumors member

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  7. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    Just so you know, Grand Central Dispatch has nothing to do with the GPU. It's a library that simplifies implementing parallelism and hides some rather complicated parts of it from the developer.
     

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