What is my GPU?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jayem1234, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. jayem1234 macrumors regular

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    I installed bootcamp to be able to run windows games on my Mid-2012 mbp (non-retina). My CPU is the 2.6 quad core i7, I'm sure of that, but I'm not exactly sure which GPU I have.

    The specs of my computer say that I have an Intel HD Graphics 4000 AND and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory. Which one of these two GPU's does Windows use? The game I'm trying to play (Titanfall) will work with well with the NVIDIA card, but not so much with the Intel one. Can somebody explain this stuff to me?
     
  2. IA64 macrumors 6502

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    It will use Nvidia for gaming.
     
  3. jayem1234 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right on, thanks
     
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    No, Windows uses the discreet/NVIDIA GPU at all times in Windows.
     
  5. IA64 macrumors 6502

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    Where did you see me mentioning the OS ? or where did you see me saying it doesn't use the Nvidia somewhere else ?

    I answered his concerns. When gaming, your Nvidia card will be used.
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Under Boot Camp, the Intel Integrated HD4000 will NOT be seen. It's a limitation of the firmware. For Windows, or any other OS like Linux, the nVidia GeForce 650M will be used. Only under OS X will you have a switching ability.
     
  7. jayem1234, Feb 23, 2014
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    jayem1234 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So this confirms what IA64 said, correct? And I don't really think of it as a limitation since the nVidia seems to be powerful (for gaming at least).
     
  8. ayeying macrumors 601

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    For windows. You only get the nVidia card. You don't get a choice on this one.
     

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