Graphics Processing Unit, a processor dedicated to producing the display output.

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iMac making strange electrical clicking noises

I have a late 2014 5k iMac with 256GB SSD drive. Last night my iMac started making noises similar to that of a disk drive when it's reading and writing. After poking around I found that the noise ...
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Is Adobe illustrator GPU acceleration available on Mac mini with iris graphics card

is Adobe illustrator GPU acceleration available with a Mac mini with i7, 16go ram and the iris graphics card? Thanks.
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Install nvidia-smi on OSX

I tried installing nvidia-smi with home-brew, but it is not working out, this is my output -bash: nvidia-smi: command not found I have CUDA 7.5 installed and this is the output of my nvcc -V ...
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how to tweak GPU settings on a mac

Where should I go to tweak GPU capabilities of my mac? I don't see any option in System Preferences panel. Where should I look? Native approach is preferable. Terminal is also great.
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External GPU on MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)

I am starting to learn Cuda programming for scientific computing (in particular computational quantum chemistry) and I would like to test my programs on a decent Cuda-enabled GPU. The Intel HD ...
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MacBook has been restarted when I left it running

I've left my MacBook running and then after opening the lid to start work the machine was not running. I had to power it on and see this in logs: Fri May 6 20:18:55 2016 Event: GPU ...
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What happens when PCIe boost circuits are overloaded?

In my understanding, the 2010 Mac Pro is rated for 75W of power for each PCIe slot, plus 75W for each of the two 6-pin boost (aux) circuits. I know it's possible to exceed these limits, because I do ...
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What is the maximum safe current for Mac Pro PSU?

I regularly put my 2010 Mac Pro under pretty heavy usage, maxing out the 12 core CPUs and GTX Titan Black. I can monitor the voltage and current using iStat Menus, but I'm looking for a specification ...
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Which MacBook is actually CUDA capable? [duplicate]

There are quite a few links referring to whether a MacBook GPU is CUDA capable Is my mac book pro suitable for CUDA? Can I run CUDA on Intel? Apart from the information stated in the above posts, ...
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Why exactly do people consider the Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008) PCI bus too slow for fast GPUs?

I've upgraded the GPU on my MacPro3,1 (Early 2008) from the original 8800GT to a 6870 and things were fine. I've been looking recently to take it another notch up the ladder, but I've stumbled across ...
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Macbook Air screen drawing suddenly slow

This has been going on for a week or 2. Restarting seems to help because WindowServer is blowing up. But the problem keeps coming back. Specs: Macbook Air mid-2012, 8GB RAM, 2ghz i7 Yosemite 10.10....
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How to Boot Linux from usb stick on Macbook Pro early 2011 15'' (8,2)?

Macbook Pro early 2011 15'' (8,2) is known for its discreet AMD GPU failure. System with failing discreet GPU can be used with integrated GPU. Recently, using reverse engineering methods some ...
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External GPU card for iMac

I have an iMac 27 (Core i5, 8 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2 GB) and this is not enough for some new games. So are there any external graphics card boxes, which are capable of operating on the internal ...
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My Mac displays some glitches

Sometimes my Mac Mini, plugged to an LG IPS screen, display some Glitches. For example, times ago, in my Launchpad appears these glitches: To solve these glitches I had to restart the Mac. Now in ...
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Increment of Intel graphic memory MB on MacBook PRO

I had 4GB of RAM in my MacBook PRO late 2011 and the graphic memory shown from about menu was 384MB of Intel graphic, now I've upgraded to 16GB and the graphic memory shown is 512MB. Is it possible ...
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iMac 6,1 graphics workaround

My iMac (late 2006) has a busted graphics chip and artefacts when running OS X Lion 10.7 in its normal mode, however works fine in safe boot. Anyway, in safe boot I cannot connect to a VPN as I ...
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MacBook Pro 13" 2015 CPU and GPU temperatures

I've noticed that my new MacBook Pro 13" 2015 (MF839) is getting hot while playing browser games or watching models at sketchfab.com. Both CPU and GPU temperatures rise to 100-105 degrees (Celsius) ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch late 2011 flickering screen

I have some problems with the screen of my laptop MacBook Pro 13inch from late 2011. I never had problems with my screen before but suddenly the screen began to flicker. I have encountered that it ...
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GDDR5 vs DDR3 card in a Mac Pro for GUI responsiveness

I'm wondering if we have somebody here who can provide an insight on quite specific question: will GDDR5 memory type translate in really better GUI speed on OS X (say latest 10.11) than DDR3 type of ...
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Where does a screenshot come?

I've a problem with my Mac Mini. Sometimes, from some time, it displays some glitches, or "graphical problems", for instance the screenshot below shows some bands in a part of the screen with black or ...
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How does OS X decide when to switch graphics processors?

I use my early 2011 15" MacBook Pro for nearly everything under the sun - I often monitor which GPU is active using gfxCardStatus. I've noticed some idiosyncrasies in how OS X decides when to switch ...
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How many GPUs my macbook pro has?

I am trying to find how many GPUs has my macbook pro and if I have some of them, what are their characteristics. I though I can find it from About this mac -> System Report -> Hardware, but was not ...
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How to save photos from old Samsung AT&T flip phone with white screen (corrupted gpu) to my MacBook Pro?

UPDATE: This is how I got the photos out. I have some precious photos (family children) and sounds (baby voices) stored on my old Samsung AT&T SGH-a687 phone, not the SD card, that is ...
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Intel GPU drivers for Linux - can't decide

I installed Linux (Kubuntu) on my MacBook. I always wondered if my graphics card drivers were configured correctly, as any games (and some other applications) running on my computer were extremely ...
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Macbook Pro 2010 15" keeps crashing randomly with no warning

I have started experiencing random crashes from my 2010 Macbook Pro 15" It has not symptoms before it crashes, and it doesn't happen on a timely basis but it does happen once every few days, ...
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Can a dedicated GPU use/share system RAM in addition to the VRAM included with it?

The Macbook Pro laptop, running OS X, has a AMD GPU which includes graphics memory of 256 MB. Is it possible for the machine to run an application that requires 512 MB video memory by sharing some of ...
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Is it possible to use more than the allocated base amount of video memory?

On a MacBook Pro with the Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU, the amount of allocated video memory is 384 MB, as can be seen on this Apple support page (scroll down to HD Graphics 3000) This GPU, however, ...
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Restarting or resetting diplay and/or GPU without logging out or rebooting?

I have a 2011 iMac 27" running Yosemite. Is there a way to restart the monitor and/or GPU without rebooting the computer or logging off? Is there some sort of keyboard shortcut or keystroke? I ask ...
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How to enable VNC server with a clean install

Simple question: I want to install OS X Yosemite on a new hard drive and have the VNC or ARD server enabled automatically the first time it boots. Long explanation: This is a old Mac Pro currently ...
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Which graphics cards or integrated GPUs support metal?

Apple announced metal for OS X. Apple's website clearly states some features will not be available on all macs, which seems to refer to metal support. But is there a list of already confirmed GPUs, ...
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Brand new MacBook Pro flagship behaving strangely

Today i got the newest available MacBook Pro flagship model. After setting up some basics, installing Photoshop, JRE, XAMPP and NetBeans, i started to use the machine a bit, doing some basic coding. ...
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Late 2011 MacBook Pro Cannot Install OS X

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro (MD322LL/A) given to me by a friend. The hard drive was removed, so I put in a new one and have been trying to install OS X Yosemite. However, whenever I boot the ...
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iMac 2007 with accelerated graphics problems and kernel panics

I have a mid-2007 iMac. It's been getting kernel panics and locking up. I noticed it does this immediately when needing to use accelerated graphics motions, such as running Launchpad, using a ...
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Is the retina iMac's GPU powerful enough for its huge display?

The retina iMac has a display with the huge resolution of 5120x2880. While I'm pretty sure the included GPU (AMD Radeon R9 M290X) must be definitely powerful enough for everyday use, I wonder if under ...
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Have the Retina MacBook Pro GPU Hangs been fixed?

I have an early 2013 15-inch retina Macbook Pro running the latest stable version of Yosemite on which I've encountered the fabled GPU hang-ups, detailed in this question. I'm almost certain I have ...
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Random Restarts, GPU Panic [duplicate]

As of today, my 15" 2010 Macbook Pro has randomly rebooted twice within an hour. I'm including the Panic Report that was displayed after the computer rebooted. I'm running OS X 10.10.2, connected to ...
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Can't a Macbook Pro work properly on integrated GPU only?

For a couple of weeks, I've been having kernel panics in my MacBook Pro (Early 2011, Yosemite), mostly doing zoom operations using QuickView and Preview. A couple of times, it had problems rebooting, ...
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Macbook pro mid 2010 GPU panic [duplicate]

I have one of the faulty mid-2010 MacBooks with a GPU panic problem. I cannot work, while keeping a sane state of mind. My machine is restarting 4-5 times a day. Here is a example of the log: ...
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Is it theoretically possible for DirectX to work on OS X natively?

As far as I can tell, DX as a software-component is tightly wound to Windows as for hardware-acceleration and is provided as a set of DLLs and a runtime system for applications that depend on it; ...
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MacBook Pro late 2011 had GPU problems

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011 and yesterday my external screen suddenly showed glitches on the screen; much like the screenshots you see from other 2011 MacBook Pro's that have a failing GPU. As I ...
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MBP Black Screen of Death

I want to avoid the $100 fee to send in my MBP since I think I've discovered what's wrong with my MBP. I was gaming on my Macbook Pro 2012 when suddenly the display turned black and the computer ...
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GPU crashes on Yosemite

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro and updated to OS X Yosemite a few weeks ago. Several times since then the GPU has crashed where I can still move the mouse cursor around the screen and listen to audio ...
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How to disable 3D acceleration on the Mac Book Air?

I have a Mac Book Air 2010 with an NVidia GeForce 320M chip. When I use Xcode 6 in the View Debugging tool (a 3D interface that allows debugging the view hierarchy of an app), the computer crashes ...
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SSD in a 2012 17" causing GPU failures?

Just got my MPB back from Apple after taking it in with GPU overheating glitches. Apparently this model (2012) are prone to it and it's been exhibiting all the symptoms. Blue screens, grey screens, ...
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How can I tell which apps are using up my graphics memory?

Sometimes my Macbook grinds to a halt due to the GPU's onboard memory getting full. (I know this because the CPU use, RAM use and disk use are all low, and because closing things like Chrome tabs and ...
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MBP 2011: Built-in screen mistakenly treated as external display

System facts MBP (Early 2011) (15") OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.5) No external displays connected Chain of events Discrete GPU (AMD Radeon HD 6490M) goes bust [REF-1] I managed to avoid the problem ...
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Mid-2010s Kernel Panic GPU - best options?

I'm having issues with kernel panics on a mid-2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch. I have read many threads about this (What's the cause of GPU panics on macbook pro mid 2010?) and the thread that links to ...
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9,1 iMac GPU upgrade

I replaced the NVIDIA 130GT w/ a 4850 AMD Radeon card from a 27" imac, same year (late 2009). Computer boots, all 4 LEDs go on, computer accessible from remote screensharing on the LAN so is ...
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Diagnostics & Usage: GPURestart.ips.synced - is my iPad 2 defective?

I stumbled upon the Diagnostics&Usage information under General Settings today, and noticed some reports like GPURestart-2014-06-01-152133.ips.synced GPURestart-2014-06-02-122305.ips.synced ...
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Switch GPU based on power source

Is there a way to use a high performance GPU when my MBP is connected to AC power and use automatic switching when it's on battery? I have latest OSX and Mid 2012 MacBook Pro if that matters.