There is a way to use internal graphic card while i have a external display plugged in using a macbook pro 2017? i'm a power saver user and use the radeon pro when i connect an external display only for web browsing or coding is a waste. I don't want to use every time the MacBook plugged to the power supply. p.s. I tried with gfxCardStatus but don't work with an external monitor.

Ty all.

  • let me try to understand what you want. You do not want to use the Radon graphics card on external monitor so to save power (electricity) ? – Buscar웃 Dec 6 at 19:35
  • You're generating those pixels; whether your CPU with integrated graphics does it or your discrete GPU does it, either way, there will be processor cycles expended. Now, would you rather have an inefficient use of your CPU and integrated chipset or have something that's designed to efficiently handle the task? – Allan Dec 6 at 21:00
  • @Allan are you sure that is an inefficient use? I have always used the integrated graphic card of my older macs (pro 13 2015 and air), also what do you mean for "inefficient"? If i think about the efficiency of a thing, i think about the computation power / power consumption. if the computation power request is low, only to generate pixel for a full hd or a 2k resolution (we're not talking about any other kind of use like games, photoshop or similar etc.) and the power consumption is very high i think there something wrong. – VitoShade Dec 7 at 17:01
  • @Allan P.s. This Isn't an aggressive answer but only a discussion that can be productive. – VitoShade Dec 7 at 17:03
  • @Buscar웃 for consume less power yes. i repeat, only for web browsing or coding, nothing else. – VitoShade Dec 7 at 17:04

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