rMBP: how to get some runtime on nVidia graphics card

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrksale, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. mrksale macrumors member

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    I got the rMBP last week. I have been using it more than a week now. So far no issues. samsung display is awesome. one thing i wanted to check is to get some run time on nVdia graphics card to make sure it's not faulty. I see by default rMBP uses Intel graphics chip. I am not into any games. what applications i need to run so that my rMBP uses nVdia graphics chip ?. Is there a way to make nVidia graphic chip is the default one ?.
     
  2. unwinded macrumors regular

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    http://unigine.com/products/heaven/download/

    Unigine Heaven benchmark (Mac version).

    Max out the settings and let it run for a few loops. I don't know if there is a program like GPUz for Mac, but if you ever run Windows I recommend it or nvidia inspector to check the temp and speeds of the GPU. My rMBP throttles down in games when paused to a menu (which is good) and it even seems to go above it's clock speed in spikes on a few occasions but I think it's normal. It also kicks the fans on full blast in when the temps get to a certain point. That's how I know it is functioning properly.
     

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