use of integrated and seprate graphics in a MBP

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  1. dead goon macrumors member

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    Silly question. With integrated, and a seperate graphics card installed on a MBP, does it make use of both video cards at the same time, or just one?
     
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  3. dead goon thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought as much. I was hoping for some awesomeness from Apple, but no

    Thanks.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    So why'd you buy the computer?
     
  5. dead goon thread starter macrumors member

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  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'll tell you, you don't need them both. There's no point to using both, and it's painless to switch between them. If you're rendering/gaming, use the 9600. If you need battery, use the 9400.
     
  7. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    thats only you, not others.




    its more better runs both.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You're completely wrong on both points.
     
  9. bkap16 macrumors member

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    Depends on which version you have. If you're using a non-unibody MBP (Intel chipset), then you only use one. If, however, you're using the unibody Macbook Pros with the Nvidia 9400M chipset, then you use what's called hybrid SLI to use both cards at once, though you can turn the discrete card off to save battery power.
     
  10. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    apple doesn't have hybrid sli.
     
  11. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    really ?
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope.

    Yes. It is not "better" in any way to have a hotter computer with worse battery life.

    It is also not "better" when the performance increase is nonexistent while using both cards.
     
  13. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Im pretty sure you cant use both at once.
     
  14. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    You're only right when you can speak proper english, with correct grammar, which would be .... in a long time.
     
  15. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    i think this macrumors , not ENGLISHFIRST FORUM.
    but thanks.
     

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