Why my rmbp 15" screen shows Intel HD graphics 4000 512 MB instead of NVIDIA 1024MB??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dragonjinse, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. dragonjinse macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    I got this rmbp 15" from ebay 2 weeks ago.
    I checked the screen today (just wanna know) and the result is " Intel HD graphics 4000 512MB"

    Should it be "NVIDIA GeForce FT 650 M 1024 MB" screen instead?
    I'm pretty sure it's a retina one.

    The spec is
    2012 model
    2.7, 16GB 768GB
    SAJ1 display...
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    The nvidia card only becomes active when needed
  3. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    The rMBP has switchable graphics meaning that when you aren't using heavy programs or games it will default to the low end gpu to save battery life.

    You can change this by going to system preferences>energy saver and there should be a setting that you can change from energy efficient to high power or something like that. I have a 13 inch and wouldn't know the exact wording :p
  4. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    Hahaha i'm such a fool! I'm worried that the seller might lie to me.
    Now, it get it! Thanks again.

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