Will the Intel HD Graphics 4000 ever be utilised?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by doopsie, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. doopsie, Jun 12, 2012
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    doopsie macrumors member

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    Seeing how it seems as if the nvidia 650m seems to be just sufficient for powering the 2880x1800 retina display (pardon me if i am wrong), would the intel hd graphics ever be utilised or will it just grow mouldy in a little corner? :D
     
  2. pandamonia macrumors 6502a

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    i only use the nvidia GPU when i want to game. it never gets turned on for anything else.

    Less heat and more battery with the iGPU
     
  3. doopsie thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry, i forgot to mention that i was referring to the new retina mbp. also, don't the mbps have automated switching now? :confused:
     
  4. pandamonia macrumors 6502a

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    i turn off the automated crap and choose myself when i want to fire up the lap burner.

    it will be the same on this model
     
  5. doopsie thread starter macrumors member

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    seems like the intel hd 4000 isn't powerful enough to support scrolling without lag after scaling! would that mean the hd 4000 graphics card is almost useless? :(
     

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