Controls the 2D and 3D visual content presented on your computer display(s). Also known as the GPU (Graphical Processing Unit).

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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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SNB Framebuffer did not show up,unload - MBP won't boot

I recently got a new MBP. My older MBP (early 2011, 13") has some stuff on it I would like to transfer. I tried using migration assistant, but it appears that they need the same OS versions. I tried ...
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Thin green lines on boot, then screen goes grey (late 2011 MBP - 8,2)?

Last night I was using my late 2012 MBP (higher res screen, dual intel/amd graphics), and the screen suddenly went black. I left it go for a minute - no change. I open and closed the lid - it ...
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Mac Pro custom graphic black screen during boot

My 1st gen MacPro with a custom graphic card (ATI Radeon) does not show any boot prompt. Actually it doesn't show anything until Aqua comes up. I need boot prompts and pre GUI screens for multiple ...
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Can I run a program with ≥ 512mb of VRAM required?

I have a MacBook pro 13-inch, mid 2010. I recently installed 8GB of RAM. I understand that the NVIDIA that is installed (NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB) uses shared graphics memory. Does this means that ...
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Is there any new version of nvidia geforce 320m that I can use for my mid 2010 macbook [duplicate]

I had opened a question but no luck. Then I researched a little bit. I've heard nvidia stopped supoorting this models after like 2011. so I have exactly "19.01.2011" dated and "8.17.12.6141" version ...
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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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Resolve constant fps drop

approximatly 2 weeks ago I could notice a constant fps drop from 60fps to 30fps in games (League of Legends). I tried to set the graphic settings from medium to low and to pin the fps to 60 with ...
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Macbook Pro can't wake up (resume) after the battery dies

2015 15" Macbook Pro, AMD Radeon graphics. When the battery runs out and the macbook is reconnected to power, I press the power button and the screen turns on. It shows a corrupt, purple and green ...
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Can an 2013 MacBook Air run a monitor at 144hz?

Apparently 2013 13" MacBook Air has Intel HD Graphics 5000. Is it possible to run a monitor at 2560x1440 at 144hz?
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Why doesn't OS X require graphics card driver updates?

I don't know how to update Nvidia graphic card drivers on MacBook Pro Retina. I have been a Windows user and a gamer for a long time where we expect frequent driver updates. My expectations revolve ...
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Mid-2015 - Borderlands weird screen texture when playing with the integrated Iris Pro

I'm playing Borderlands 1 GOTY (Game of the year edition) from the App Store. Tried playing it only with the Iris Pro, instead of the Radeon R9 370X, and the performance is stunning. However I get ...
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Mac Problem after graphic card and system update

so we have an iMac here 27" Mid 2011. It had a known issue with the graphic card and it crashes with serveral graphic errors. So an apple reseller put in a new one. its a a new ATI Radeon HD 67** ...
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How to further diagnose a probably broken graphics card?

I got a somehow broken iMac Mid-2010 (Mac11,2) with a Radeon HD 4670 video card from a friend and now have to repair it. Diagnosis history: The iMac with El Capitan installed doesn't start properly ...
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Install a graphics card in a MacBook Pro 2015

If I buy the $1900 MacBook Pro, would it be possible to buy the AMD graphics card separately, and install it myself? I can't afford the $2499 MacBook Pro but really need a new MacBook Pro.
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Performance of Virtual Machines on MacBook Pro with and without discrete graphics

I am trying to decide between MacBook Pro 15" with and without Discrete Graphics Card. My work involves running 2-3 Virtual Machines using Virtualbox at a given time with Chrome, Microsoft Outlook ...
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MBP 2015 with Iris Pro Only and External Monitor

I'm about to buy a MBP edition 2015 (15''). There are two models: model having only Intel Iris Pro (without dedicated graphic card) model having Radeon graphic card I don't play video games, ...
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How to re-install OS X from single-user mode

So, this mac had some graphics card drivers that were potentially corrupt. After moving them out of the drivers folder, I'm able to boot in normally. However recovery boot isn't working, I can't get ...
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Is it possible to have pixelated graphics on a MacBook Pro due to a defunct trackpad?

had availed of the logic board replacement scheme for 2011 MacBook Pro's with faulty (AMD) graphics cards. The laptop came back from servicing with a new (refurbished as I understand) logic board. ...
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iMac 27" Different Graphic Processors

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a software and hardware standpoint, in reference to the iMac 27" graphic processor brand, what are the difference between: The NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M with ...
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Is there a program to monitor GPU processor usage in Yosemite?

iStat only reports memory usage, but I'm looking to see how much of the processor is being used from the AMD M290x graphics card in my iMac. Is this possible?
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Blueish screen tone when discrete graphics are enabled

I'm having an issue which is hard to reproduce and give you the exact circumstances of when it happens. Sometimes it works, but sometimes happens this: When the graphics card that is being used is the ...
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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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After disabling AMD GPU and replacing logic board, how to re-enable AMD?

Like many 2011 MacBook Pro owners, my logic board eventually failed. Am thankful that Apple eventually recognized this and started a repair program. I have had the logic board replaced free of charge ...
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Why does my Mac Pro boot to black screen with third-party video card when holding Option key?

I have a Mac Pro 2012, and recently installed a new Gigabyte GTX 760 graphics/video card. I also have Windows 7 installed on this computer on my Bootcamp partition. When I attempt to start up my ...
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How to backup with Time Machine in Single User Mode?

Is there any way to enable Time Machine / tmutil and perform a backup from inside the Single User Mode? I have a Late '11 Radeongate-affected MBP that won't boot beyond the gray boot screen anymore, ...
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21:9 2560x1080 on Mini late 2012

I just bought an LG 21:9 monitor, with a native resolution of 2560x1080p at 60 Hz. Now, my mac mini late 2012 (HD4000) allow me to select resolutions up to 1920x1080p and no more. The monitor is ...
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Full screen mode across multiple monitors on Yosemite

I have a mid 2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina connected to 3 1920x1080 monitors on thunderbolt+HMDI ports (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB). The monitors are in portrait mode with total screen resolution of ...
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MacBook Pro screen freaks out, goes psychedelic — I'm at a loss — suggestions?

Been using and taking care of Macs since 1985, and I've never seen this before. Can't find anything online. Anyone? Graphics card going south? Reboot fixed the problem, but it returned 2x the next ...
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Let Windows 8.1 use 5k pixels of my iMac 5k? (Boot Camp)

So I installed Windows 8.1 x64 using the Boot Camp Assistant on my Yosemite, iMac 5K 27". The max screen resolution is being reported as 3840x2160. I cannot explain what exactly is wrong, but my ...
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MBP Freeze + Graphics Card Problems

I have an unusual but annoying problem with my MBP. The problem occurs often when running my laptop with an external monitor connected, and watching YouTube in Chrome. The problem is that the video ...
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Is FCP 7 compatible with Intel Iris Graphics Cards?

Unfortunately my MBP 2010 has now packed up and left me, and I need to find a suitable replacement. I have been looking, but see that all the new MBP's come with Intel Iris graphics card, instead of ...
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Is it safe for Mac not to sleep for over a month

My 17 Inch, Late 2011 MacbookPro has a problem with its discrete graphic card it boots with vertical pink stripes screen then switches to a gray screen where it remains stuck for a while and then ...
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Does Fusion (VMware) support 2D graphics hardware acceleration for Yosemite guest OS?

I am disappointed to learn that the Parallels 10 (and earlier) does not support hardware accelerated 2D (nor 3D) graphics when Mac OS X is the guest OS. This means Yosemite inside Parallels runs ...
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Yosemite upgrade–continuous slow screen redraw

I recently upgraded to Yosemite, and now my laptop has the following issue: Each and every window (the AppStore, Chrome, etc) seems to be continuously and very slowly redrawn, to the point where I ...
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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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Use Ram as graphics memory 5k imac

My graphics memory (4gb) is getting eaten up by my 3 or 4 apps that are open. Is there any way to allow the graphics card to use free RAM instead of swap memory? The second the graphics card dips ...
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Different Graphics Switch options on Yosemite

I'm used to see this checkbox in the Energy Saver window: When I turn it off it will switch to the discrete GPU. Now I'm using a program (gfxCardStatus) to switch between GPUs as I wish, and when ...
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Is there a problem with GeForce 750M performance on gaming?

I play games on my Mid-2014 retina MBP, which has both Iris Pro and GeForce 750M 2GB. One of the games that I play (League of Legends, which has a 'beta' OS X client, but I highly doubt that this is ...
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Mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pro sometimes crashes switching to discrete GPU

I've recently started to get crashes when changing to GPU (I'm using gfxCardStatus and I know which apps/plugins etc use discrete GPU). It only happens sometimes and I can't really examine a pattern. ...
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Will forcing integrated GPU mode prevent GPU panics? If so, how to do that?

Context: My mid-2010 MBP 15" has started to get random GPU panics: Anonymous UUID: 84FEDF51-A1D6-EDC2-CC8C-6B53B7959874 Thu Feb 5 09:29:06 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 2 caller ...
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trying to install a new graphics cards in mac pro tower 5,1

nvidia GEFORCE GTX 750ti stuck at black screen tried installing custom nvidia driver, no dice any suggestions? running mavericks but trying yosemite because nvidia has newer yosemite drivers trying ...
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Will either a NVIDIA GTX660 or GeForce GTX 760 plug n play with Mac Pro 2009?

I've researched but am still unclear whether NVIDIA GTX660 or Zotac GeForce GTX 760 will just slot into my Mac Pro 2009 without buggering about with power supplies etc.
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Can I use Linux in a 2011 Macbook Pro with a defective discrete GPU?

I have an early 15" 2011 Macbook Pro that is affected by the defective discrete GPU. I know there are workarounds in OSX to force the use of the integrated Intel GPU, or disable the drivers for the ...
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Macbook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I'd like to disable the NVideo GTX 750M GPU on my Macbook Pro 15" (Retina, Mid 2014, OSX 10.10 Yosemite). I know I can use GfxCardStatus but I read I could have a more permanent solution by changing ...
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Is it dangerous to run a GPU benchmark

I wanted to see how my new 13" Retina MacBook Pro performed on GPU stress, so I downloaded some GPU benchmark apps. In one of the apps, I set the resolution to the same as my screen, and I putted ...
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How to resolve lock up after mouse click?

I have a Mac Book Pro Retina display running OS X Yosemite and recently it has started acting up. Occasionally, upon a trackpad click, the machine stops responding, you can move the pointer, but the ...
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An exhaustive list of all graphics cards by all vendors ever put on mac?

Where can I get an exhaustive list of all graphics cards ever put in a mac? Or at least in the last 10years... I am NOT interested in mobile devices, just desktops and laptops.
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What Causes rMBP Fan Noise When Connected to Two External Monitors

Connecting two external monitors to my Retina Macbook Pro 2012 has no problem except for more fan noise, which is a little bit annoying since with one external monitor one doesn't hear the noise at ...