4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2012 7:48 PM by cbs20
Florin101 Level 2 Level 2

I have a MacBook Pro with Retina display. I have the 15inch model so I have the Intel HD 4000 as well as the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. My computers automatically decides which graphics chip to use which I now I normal BUT I was wondering how and if I would be able to choose which graphics chip I would like to use.


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Poikkeus on Dec 30, 2012 4:09 PM Solved

Most of the time, your computer will switch between graphic chips automatically - so you're right, you don't have to choose. However, in certain situations, your machine will get too hot or you'll get too much drain on your battery. In that case, you may have to choose the chip: in that case, gfxCardStatus http://gfx.io is a good application to download. It's free.

Reply by Florin101 on Dec 30, 2012 5:23 PM Helpful

Is it safe to use? This is a BRAND new Machine.

Reply by Poikkeus on Dec 30, 2012 7:08 PM Helpful

Absolutely safe. In fact, anything you can do to reduce the overall heat on this computer will add life to your investment.

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