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

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External GPU allow a late 2014 mac mini run 4k at 60Hz?

Would an external GPU allow a late 2014 mac mini run a 4k display at 60Hz? Or would the CPU in the mac mini prevent this.
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2018 Mac Mini 4k Scaling issue

I just bought a 2018 Mac Mini (3.2Ghz i7) and three 4k monitors (one 32 inch, and two 27 inch). The set up is great, but there is one flaw. 4k is too small! This is a common complaint and while Apple ...
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What would cause graphic glitches like this? (pics attached)

I have a 2015 15" MBP fully maxed out - GPU, i7, 1TB, running fresh High Sierra install. I've been having a ton of problems with it throttling (Intel SpeedStep kicking in) even under less than heavy ...
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Mid 2011 iMac GPU failure - Options

My serial number is(was) part of the initial replacement program replacement program Obviously mine decided to fail after 7 years :(. Tried all the reset method/safe boot. Finally took it to the ...
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GPU memory is overloaded

I'm using iStats Menu to monitor the loading of my MBP. And when my external 4k monitor LG 27UK850-W is connected via USB type C I can see that my GPU Memory is overloaded (currently 744%), though ...
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eGPU support in Mac/macOS

I'm wondering whether an external GPU can be (almost) as efficient as the same internal GPU? I need to have a fast computer even when I have a lot of windows open on many virtual desktops and when I ...
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MacBook Pro Motherboard Upgrade Compatability

So today, my trusty Early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro had its screen go black with the backlight and keyboard keys on, audio still playing, but unresponsive to keyboard input. This happened twice more ...
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2015 MBP - force integrated graphics?

I have a specifically MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) MacBookPro11,5 (indeed "AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB") You can easily (when they finally fixed that) force it ...
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Is it possible to use eGPU on an external monitor and another monitor plugged right into the mac which can use internal gpu

I'm using a late 2016 15-inch Macbook Pro with a Radeon Pro 455 internal gpu, a sonnet Radeon RX 580 eGPU, and three external monitors. Because the three monitors are connected to the to the eGPU, ...
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Is it possible to switch to integrated graphics on late 2011 Macbook Pro with only a Windows volume/partition?

My Macbook 8,2 late 2011 has been hit by the well known discrete GPU problem of 2011/2012 MBPs. I have baked my logic board and succeeded in restoring it to working condition. However, with baking, it ...
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Macbook Pro constant artifacts in the screen

I'm Currently using MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013, OSX Mojave). I was getting the artifacts occasionally only while I was viewing photos, processing videos in FCP and artifacts won't show ...
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What is the appropriate NVIDIA / CUDA driver for my 2009 Macbook (MacBook6,1)?

I have a 2009 Macbook 6,1 on 10.13.6. Running system_profiler SPDisplaysDataType shows I have the following NVIDIA card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M: Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Type: GPU Bus:...
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Update to 10.14.1 on Mac Pro 5.1 results in black screen

I tried to update my Mac Pro 5.1 with the delta updater to 10.14.1 from 10.14. I have a Sapphire RX 580 installed. After some minutes I saw he load screen but after that the screen turned black. I ...
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Will updating macOS delete my kext configuration I have after disabling discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I have followed all the instructions provided at MacBook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI? My question is: Is it safe to update my macOS to latest High Sierra or even to Mojave ...
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MacPro 6,1 (late 2013) - 4 monitors using only 1 of 2 available graphics cards

Late 2013 mac pro 32GB ram, AMD FirePro D500 3072mb. All monitors plugged into their own individual thunderbolt ports. Performance has been abysmal over the last few months. Many coreaudio errors; ...
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Is dGPU disabler permanent on 2011 MBP?

I've found this tool (http://dosdude1.com/gpudisable/) to disable dedicated GPU on my MBP late 2011 (I just bought it from eBay). The Mac has no problems right now but it's just preventive. I will ...
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Displayport to USB-C or GPU card for eGPU with Thunderbolt Output

Background: I purchased an LG Ultrafine 5k monitor per Tim Cook's recommendation. This only has a Thunderbolt-3 input. Awesome monitor, but very limited when it comes to what you can drive it with. ...
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How do I connect power to a NVIDIA GTX 1070 Founders Edition in a 2009 Mac Pro?

I am installing an NVIDIA GTX 1070 in a 2009 Mac Pro. I have seen all kinds of cables selling on Amazon and eBay to power GPUs in a Mac Pro so I want to make sure I get the right one. Looking at the ...
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Wi-Fi (symbol in menu bar) not visible/working anymore after GPU deactivation

I followed the guidelines given in this answer to deactivate the GPU. Everything works except Wi-Fi. It does not even appear Disk Utility if I want to reinstall macOS. The Wi-Fi symbol on the top ...
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Skype switches to discrete graphics card and shows blank settings

When I force Mac to use integrated graphics card, Skype displays blank page when clicking settings. Skype works fine with discrete graphics card, but I cannot use it since I have a faulty discrete ...
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Do I have to “flash” an NVIDIA GTX 10XX (1070/1080/1080ti) to get it to use PCIe 2.0 on a Mac Pro?

According to MacVidCards.com, one must use a modified ROM on a stock PC video card to get it to use the PCIe 2.0 spec vs the PCIe 1.0 spec when installed on a Mac Pro. A MacRumors post suggests that ...
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Mac Pro 1,1/2,1 GPU upgrade

I want to upgrade my Mac Pro 2,1 to El Capitan. If I go for an HD 5770 gpu does it have to be a Mac specific card. Are there any other compatible GPUs.
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How to make Windows 10 run GT120 and GTX 980ti

I can't make both cards work properly on Windows 10. Here's what I've tried. I've got a successful Windows 10 installation over my Mac Pro (mid 2010) over Sierra, installed the boot camp drivers as ...
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GPU-defect Macbook Pro 2011 does not accept csrutil disable anymore (10.13.6)

I have a failing Macbook Pro and have deactivated the discrete GPU by doing something [editors note: help us help you by detailing what modifications you made to deactivate the GPU]. Now on this ...
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Is it possible to replace the GPU in this 2006 iMac?

Is it possible to replace the GPU in this 2006 iMac? If yes what kind of models fit in there under the cooler?
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MacBook Pro 2011 having problems with sleeping and screen brightness after removing GPU drivers (it had failed)?

My MacBook Pro 2011 GPU has failed earlier last week, I had to remove the GPU drivers to get it to work again. After doing so, it either doesn't sleep at all (when closing the lid), or it goes to ...
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What processes are using how much of my GPU?

I sometimes have an issue where something decides to take up 100% of my GPUs clock cycles. Activity Monitor only shows this as a solid block of usage in the activity monitor, but it doesn't give me ...
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How to know if Macbook Pro new Logic Board has new video chipset

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro which has been unusable for a couple months due to the famous GPU issue found on those machines. I went to a place where they repair those kind of things and they told ...
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Early 2011 Macbook Pro faulty GPU or Logic Board?

I have a 15" Macbook Pro from early 2011 and am trying to figure out whether the logic board is broken. Background and Original Symptoms In 2016, my Macbook first showed signs of a broken GPU. Since ...
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nVidia GPU Disable hack via NVRAM, any software way to power-off the chip?

Following this guide and substituting GeForce for AMD, I've been able to get my mid-2012 MacBook Pro Retina functional again, albeit without the advantages of the discrete GPU (background: original ...
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Can the GPU in a 21.5 inch Mid 2011 iMac be upgraded to support 4k?

The computer comes with an AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB discrete graphics card. According to this, the earliest iMac to support 4k is Late 2013. By then, I believe iMacs were using GeForce cards and I'm ...
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Mac Mini powerful enough to play any 1080p movie? [closed]

I have a Mac Mini (Mid 2011) with 2,3 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB RAM with SSD, that I use to watch videos. The machine is great in all respects, except if I play 1080p encoded with H265 or VP9, the fan ...
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Identify cause of graphic errors

I have a late 2006 iMac with Intel Core2Duo, 64-bit (32 bit EFI) with some upgraded parts: 2*2GB RAM (only 3 GB can be used) 100GB SSD which has been running for 3 years now with trim-enabler In the ...
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Is an external GPU possible for MacBook Air 2012?

I work with machine learning and 3D rendering, both of them need powerful GPU, and my laptop completely lacks it. I had an idea to buy a PC with good GPU, but then I found several articles which says ...
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Just announced MacOS Mojave: what level of support for Metal is required?

The general consensus is that older Macs can run Mojave if they have a graphic card supporting Metal (c.f. appleinsider for example). But Metal-readiness comes in different degrees. Has Apple ...
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Repair shop suggests to solder new graphics chip onto a used graphics card

Recently, my 27" iMac Mid-2011 had a graphics card failure (an AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5). Even though the computer now is vintage-classed, I still want to repair it. Unfortunately, Apple-...
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How do I use both GPUs on a MacPro?

My MacPro (Late 2013, OSX Yosemite) has two AMD FirePro D500 GPUs and three Cinema HD Displays. When I look at the System report all of the Displays show up under one GPU and the other GPU has ...
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Very low performance with dedicated GPU in bootcamp

I have a late 2012 model MacBook Pro with the Nvidia GeForce GT650M and Intel HD 4000, and it's getting ridiculously bad performance in all games I tried to play. I know it's not a high performance ...
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iMac 27" Mid 2011 external monitor GPU (ODD) Fan control

I recently installed an SSD into my iMac and downloaded "Macs Fan Control" which works perfectly fine. However, when I plug in my external monitor via Thunderbolt, the GPU temperature increases for ...
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Does my Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013 Geekbench 4 score indicate a faulty discrete GPU?

According to my Geekbench 4 results, my discrete GPU Open CL score is ZERO. Additionally, my discrete GPU Metal score is lower than that for the Iris Pro! Does this mean my duscrete GPU is faulty? ...
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Early 2015 MacBook Air and two external monitors: how to do it and maximum resolution?

I have an Early 2015 13" MacBook Air with Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB. I'm trying to figure out what its capabilities are in terms of connecting two external monitors. First, if I just used the ...
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Would I be able to use an eGPU on unsupported Macs with an AMD Pascal graphics card?

I want to be able to Metal 2 (for eGPU support) on my MacBook Pro 2011 13" but my Mac isn't on the supported list (2012+). I know that Metal doesn't depend on the CPU. I'm wondering whether Apple ...
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Nividia graphics card driver update installed Driver Manager app on iMac OS X Sierra, and I just want the Driver

My desktop is an iMac 27" late 2013 (3.2 MHz Intel core i5) running OS X Sierra, 10.12.6 (not brave enough to upgrade to High Sierra after the first attempt was a fiasco). I use Photoshop a lot, and ...
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MacBook Pro Crashes at Finder boot

I was given a MacBookPro8,2 (Early 2011?) by someone who didn't want it anymore. It apparently worked right up till the time he brought it to me, but I have never gotten it to boot properly. It will ...
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How do I fix interlacing lines going up and down on iPhone SE display

My wife's iPhone SE is a couple years old and many drops in (probably average of 1/week at least). It's been rock solid this whole time, but earlier today, it started having horizontal lines going up ...
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How do I use the eGPU to power MacBook's internal screen

I have a late 2016 15” MacBook Pro with a Radeon Pro 455 with 2GB VRAM. I have upgrade to macOS High Sierra because its support external GPUs. I have purchased Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box with 550W ...
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Display of MacBook Pro Retina is glimmering and flashing

The display of my MacBook Pro 15" is glimmering and backlight-flashing (as well as has wrong colors) when I move a mouse pointer. It occurs when MacBook Pro wakes up after a sleep. I was working with ...
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Does HiDPI (Retina) technology utilize GPU resources?

As I understand it should, but I can't find any explicit statement. This is important for me because I'm trying to understand which MacBook should I use - with external GPU or not. Still I can assume ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 : After disabling the dGPU using Arch, normal boot hang halfway but working in safe boot

I have followed all the instructions provided at MacBook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI? and I'm stuck at the following step: 3.1 Move AMD / NVIDIA kext files to a backup ...
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Do I need to install CUDA and Nvidia Web Driver to use OpenCL on Nvidia GPU?

I am working on writing OpenCL programs running on a MacBook Pro with built-in Nvidia GPU. I know that OpenCL kernels can run on the CPU, or the integrated Intel GPU. But if I want to configure it to ...