Will Apple address/update graphics card selection in the i5/i7's?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entatlrg, May 22, 2010.


Will Apple update to allow manual graphics card selection in the i5/i7's?

  1. Yes

    8 vote(s)
  2. No

    14 vote(s)
  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    Seems a lot of people would like the choice when to run in Integrated or Discrete mode.

    Do you think Apple will address this and allow it in a future update?

    "If" they did, and you could run in Integrated mode as you wished would this give an increase in battery life and allow the machine to run cooler ?

    Thankfully in the meantime there's third party software.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I doubt it. Apple could've made it so already but they want to keep things simple and thus use auto-switching. And is there need for it if there is good 3rd party app doing the same? Apple could make Magic Mouse better but BTT is already doing it so why to spend money on it?
  3. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

    Gorilla Power

    Mar 19, 2010
    I say no way. If they had to they'd have put it there in the first place.

    EDIT: Rats I voted the wrong option by mistake ! :mad:
  4. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    You don't need to control it. Apple knows what is best for you.;)
  5. hassoon macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    well.. i'm fine with intel HD... at least it doesn't make my mac hot.. plus i'm not a graphics pro and stuff..!
  6. mike5411 macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    This is ironic. When the mid 2009 machines came out, everyone wanted it to be automated switching; they did not want to control it themselves (albeit the mid-2009 machines do not do it on the fly, you have to log out). Now it is automated and people want control to select which card to use.
  7. iamrawr macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2010
    New Jersey
    That's where third-party apps come in :)
  8. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    Yeah, it's actually annoying. I would rather them just update the the efficiency of it.

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