Which graphic card is the energy saver one in my new 17" Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Texxy, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Texxy macrumors 6502

    Texxy

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    Hey guys I just downloaded http://codykrieger.com/gfxCardStatus so I could switch between graphics cards but I want to make sure real quick...which one is the graphics card I use when I want to save battery/less performance?

    Integrated = Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory5

    Discrete = AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

    Sorry for stupid question just need to know.
     
  2. Texxy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Texxy

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    Thank you for the fast reply :)
     
  3. LostParadox macrumors member

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    This should be the default setting in your energy saving preferences but turn on Automatic graphic's switching. When your using less graphic intensive programs/apps your Mac will automatically use the HD 3000 integrated card but when you start using higher GPU demanding apps it will switch to your 6750m.
     
  4. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    Lol at buying a $2000+ computer and not knowing the difference between integrated and discrete graphics.

    One day I want to be as rich as you, I'd buy anything I want without researching it.
     
  5. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    integrated will save your battery life.

    use gfxCardStatus if you use a application (skype, chrome, twitter) etc. that turns it on and doesn't really need it.
     

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