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    Multiple Graphics Cards - (Mac OS X Only)


    PVA - Jim

    This article is for Mac users only. If you are using another operating system, click HERE.

     

    Some versions of Apple's MacBook Pro include two separate graphics cards, one weaker integrated card to preserve battery usage and one powerful dedicated graphics card for applications such as Vectorworks.

    Depending upon which specific model of Mac you are using, you would control this in a different way:

    For MacBook Pros (2010 - 2013) you would uncheck "Automatic Graphics Switching" as described here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4110

     

    osxgraphicsswitchingoff.png


    For MacBook Pros (2008 - 2009) you would select "Higher Performance" as described here, both in the Battery and Power Adapter tabs:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3207

     

    ht3207_1.jpg

     

    Edited by JimW



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