rMBP: how to get some runtime on nVidia graphics card

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

  1. mrksale macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2012
    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

    Jul 31, 2007

    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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