rMBP chrome switching to dedicated GPU

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Drask, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Drask macrumors regular

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    Hello there,

    Since someone posted about how to fix the lag in safari with WebKit chrome has been forcing the dedicated GPU every time I go on facebook, youtube or any heavy image site. (Not sure they are related, I'm only guessing because it was after that, and never before)

    I have gfxCardstatus and It won't let me go on "integrated only" while "chrome helper" is running. Once I go to google.com (or any non image site) it switches automatically to integrated again.

    Any advice is welcome. Thanks
     
  2. lightz39 macrumors regular

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    Its to be expected when you are trying to load a ton of things on a beautiful display with a crappy integrated card. Not much of a solution really. Either deal with the lag and use the integrated or live with the real graphics card running.
     
  3. Drask thread starter macrumors regular

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    There was no lag, it all suddenly happened. The integrated is capable of showing websites. Safari doesn't trigger the dedicated at all.
     
  4. lightz39 macrumors regular

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    Safari was updated with a fix, chrome wasn't. Chrome needs to better card for the performance.
     
  5. Drask thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pleas read the whole 3 sentences, I clearly said this didn't not happen before running the WebKit some days ago (Have been using it for 5 months).
     

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