I opened System Information today only to find that my graphics card name has changed from Intel 4000 (or something like that) to AMD Radion: About Display

I don't think I'm going crazy.

EDIT: I was right! Here it is showing Intel 3000: http://icap.me/i/yEdDGcjR1B.png


Most recent 15" MacBook Pros have dual graphics cards — one integrated into the CPU (the Intel 3000), and one discrete card (the Radeon). It switches dynamically based on what programs are running and how they use the GPU.

Some more info from Apple:

  • a funny one for a change :)
    – Ruskes
    May 17 '13 at 22:23
  • It changed to the Radeon when I exported something from After Effects. Makes sense.
    – nrubin29
    May 18 '13 at 0:06
  • Alternatively you can use tools like GfxCardStatus to manually select which graphics to use.
    – Shane Hsu
    May 18 '13 at 2:17

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