rMBP graphics switching issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lilcorey10, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. lilcorey10 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2012
    I use gfxCardStatus to monitor what graphics processor is running. Anything in Google Chrome would run on integrated whether it be video or anything. Yesterday gfxCardStatus was telling me the graphics processor was changing on websites that wouldn't normally change the processor. Usually Espn.com or Youtube run fine on integrated and wouldn't change to discrete. But yesterday that changed and seemingly easy tasks in chrome were making the graphics switch.

    Is there something wrong on my machine or did Chrome come out with an update that caused the issue?

    Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
  2. treyjustice macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2009
    When I use chrome it switches to the graphic card and drains my battery like crazy. I have to use safari now
  3. Valkyre macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2012
    chrome needs some serious optimization for retina macbook. You will have to wait for some update unfortunately, or use an alternative browser.

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