Questions tagged [gpu]

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

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On iPhone/iPad, where are the screenshots of terminated apps stored?

Are the screenshots of apps in the app switcher stored in RAM, or are they instead stored in flash, and streamed directly to the GPU via some kind of DMA (direct memory access) connection? RAM is ...
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Is it possible to view the CPU/GPU temperatures **from the command line**? [duplicate]

When this question was asked in 2012, specifically mentioning the "command line" requirement, an answer suggested Temperature Monitor (a "legacy" product). Running all three, Temperature Monitor along ...
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Discrete GPU throttles after rMBP (late 2016) has been on for a while

I'm running the High Sierra (developer) beta build 17A315i on my late 2016 Macbook Pro with Radeon 455 GPU. After a while, the discrete GPU's performance decreases significantly. The openCL score on ...
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Hardware problem, graphic card cannot be initialized after 10.12.6 update

I updated my iMac to 10.12.6. As soon as iMac restarted after the update was finished, the screen went off. I tried to connect it from another mac using screen-share, and I was successful. I noticed ...
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Can the GPU issue in 2011 Macbook Pros be latent?

How permanent is the GPU defect in 2011-2013 MacBook Pros? Suppose one tests a used Macbook Pro by running a few random programs for ten minutes. Is it possible that the seller would have experienced ...
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eGPUs to enable utilization of (even) more monitors with MacBook Pro?

I know this is not the primary use case for using external GPUs, but I drank the Space to Think kool-aid in a serious way. Can anyone find a source or share personal experience that confirms that I ...
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Is there a way to switch between discrete and integrated video cards via keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to switch between discrete and integrated video cards via keyboard shortcut in MacOS?
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Normal temp in a MacBook Pro while using an external screen

I've recently bought an apple cinema display to complement my old MacBook Pro Late 2011 and I've notice the increment in the working temperature of the machine while connected to the display. I know ...
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Is it normal for the iMac 5K's GPU to be at 90℃ with fan on constantly?

I have found that the GPU die on my iMac is around 90℃ and the fan is kicking in all the time. Is this normal? If not, how should I fix it? I have iMac 27″ Retina 5K (late 2014) with AMD Radeon R9 ...
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What are these red/gray squares that appear on my Macbook Pro?

I own a 2015 Macbook Pro 15" with these specs: Sometimes red/grey squares appear below/around text labels, like this: As you can see, all kinds of apps are effected, like the Dock or Calendar. Also, ...
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Which OpenGL version is correct?

I want to install certain software and this requires system which supports at least OpenGL 2.1. Executing glxinfo | grep "OpenGL Version" returns OpenGL version string: 2.1 INTEL-10.24.45. On the ...
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disable failing AMD GPU on a 2011 MBP? from Linux, because of Sierra's SIP?

My trusty MBP 17" 2011 is now hitting the failing AMD GPU issues. This is what I understand from my research: This has been a known problem, and Apple addressed with an extended warranty on these ...
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How can I set the app to use High Perf GPU instead of the standard one?

Can I set the app to Require High Perf GPU? The thing is, I use few apps which in my strong belief should use NVIDIA GPU (which is much better instead the Intel built in graphics) and it uses the ...
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Does the TouchBar have its own GPU, CPU, or Ram?

I want to know if the touch bar uses a miniature iOS-style CPU and processor, or does it share CPU, GPU, and other aspects with the main computer? Can I (in theory) offload tasks (GPU/CPU,etc) to the ...
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Machine Learning on external GPU with CUDA and late MBP 2016?

I would like to know what the external GPU (eGPU) options are for macOS in 2017 with the late 2016 MacBook Pro. I did my research, however on the internet I find a lot of confusing information. Some ...
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Can I upgrade my Macbook pro 13 inch mid 2009's logic board?

I want to upgrade my Macbook Pro 13 inch mid 2009's logic board with a new quad core i7 and 2gb or more radeon graphics. I have a few questions: Will this affect my OSX installation? Are Macbook Pro ...
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Is Intel Iris 1536 MB ‘better’ than Intel HD Graphics 4000?

I'm looking at a game which gives 'Intel HD Graphics 4000' as one of its requirements. My Macbook Pro Retina mid-2014 has 'Intel Iris 1536 MB'; will that be OK?
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gfxCardStatus set preferences by application

I use Adobe Connect for online classes, but for some reason it wants to use the discreet graphics in my 2011 MBP. I installed gfxCardStatus to force Integrated Only, but I'm wondering if there's a way ...
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Is my macbook pro dying?

I have a Macbook pro 4,1 early 2008. It's a great machine for surfing while the TV is on, but it's starting to act strange. These screenshots are both of a google sheet -- same one a few minutes ...
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Decrease GPU memory on MacBook Air

I own MacBook Air (early 2015) where the GPU and its memory reads as following: Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB I think that the amount is a bit too high so I would rather decrease it to 1000 MB or ...
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Graphic card switching delay

I got this MacBook Pro 15" 2016 with Radeon. And every time it switches graphic cards there is a delay for like 10 seconds. How do I know this? I have installed gfxCardStatus that displays a ...
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iOS frame rate drop without maximum device utilization

I am making an iOS game using Unity. I am testing some shaders that I have made for the game, and in some cases the device will run at under 30 FPS but not have 100% device utilization. Sometimes a ...
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What GPU can i put in my Mac Pro 5,1?

I have Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010) and I want to upgrade it's GPU to increase the performance of Windows under Bootcamp. I do not care about GPU power in OSX. Which GPUs are supported in OS X / macOS ? ( ...
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Not getting video from GTX 970, Mac Pro 2008 (MacPro3,1)

We had a hard drive crash with 10.10.5. I replaced the hard drive, reloaded 10.10 using my native ATI 2400 XT, ran all updates, installed latest web drivers, added the nvda_drv=1 boot argument, shut ...
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Backing up a MacBook Pro without a screen?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 2013→2014) with a mini PCIe SSD (512GB, Solid State Drive). There is a problem with my current operating system causing the video output to be corrupt. Native screen is ...
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which graphics cards does MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) have?

from "About This Mac" I see that model is "MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)". From my understanding technical specifications page (https://support.apple.com/kb/SP704) for MacBook Pro (Retina, ...
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How do I update the Mac Pro (2013)'s display drivers under Windows?

I'm trying to run the HTC Vive setup software (yes, I'm aware the Mac Pro's GPUs are underpowered for VR; I've got an external GPU enclosure on its way, and am trying to do some initial room setup and ...
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How to install Nvidia 9400m driver on El Capitan? [duplicate]

I have a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro that updated itself to El Capitan. There are no drivers for El Capitan at the Nvidia site, only for Snow Leopard that work for 9400m Nvidia. Is there any way i can ...
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GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen

I found this according to my problem in this thread: Boot hangs on grey screen (even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install) My MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011 with AMD Radeon HD 6750M ...
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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) graphic card issues

First of all this is my hardware: When i power on my new mac book pro (with touch bar) i figured out a strange problem (i think is related with my graphic card). This is the procedure to get that ...
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2015 MBP does not boot with disk image from 2012 MBP

I have (using dd with an external SATA interface from Internet Recovery) copied my old 2012 MBP disk to the internal SSD of my new Mid 2015 MBP ("MacbookPro11,4", the 2.5 GHz variant with the Iris Pro ...
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Correcting “choppy” graphics

I've been having issues with many apps where they fail to render properly and take over the whole UI. Sometimes I need to restart but usually just closing the app solves the problem. Is there any ...
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How to disable the discrete graphics card on a mid 2010 MacBook Pro on El Capitan?

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro that suffers from the flawed Nvidia chip. Using gfxCardStatus to force the use of integrated graphics works most of the time. But every once in a while Mail.app or some ...
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Is there any way to expedite a MBP 2011 discrete GPU failure

I have an early 2011 MBP 15" with discrete AMD GPU. This is the same model that has the free repair/warrant described here: https://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/ I've already had to ...
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Does the integrated Intel Iris Pro GPU support an external display?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013.) This model has an built-in Intel Iris Pro GPU and a dedicated GeForce GPU. Without an external display, the integrated GPU is active and the ...
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Macbook Pro Display - Green Flicker only when Photoshop etc is open

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro and I've suddenly been having this recurring problem of black pixels appearing green and flickering... Firstly, if I have no software open and "Automatic Graphics Switching" ...
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Fans kick in very late after ssd upgrade

Recently I replaced my MBP Mid-2010 HDD with a Zotac 480G Premium SSD. Things are really faster now, but one thing I noticed is that the CPU rises to peaks quite unprecedented with my original HDD. In ...
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Does 2.8GHZ Mid 2015 MacBook Pro come with dual graphics as default?

I'm looking at upgrading my notebook from a late 2011 MacBook Pro to a mid 2015 MacBook Pro. I found a great deal on a 2.8Ghz model and have a question about the graphics card: Does the 2.8Ghz model ...
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Disable SIP without recovery mode

Before you respond that this isn't possible, hear me out. I have a Mac Pro 4,1 (with 5,1 firmware), running MacOS Sierra. I want to disable System Integrity Protection (otherwise known as SIP), but ...
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Install my ATI graphics card in Parallels

I installed parallels 11 on my iMac and installed windows on it. Then I'm trying to install my ATI card on windows so I can install the Catalyst manager as I want to disable the anti-aliasing option ...
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iMac 27'' late 2009 with GPU problems gets fixed by reinstalling Mac OS, what can be really happening?

A familiar has given me an iMac 27'' late 2009 because it supposedly got it's GPU broken. When it was given to me, after booting Mac OS X, it got almost frozen only being able to move the mouse in ...
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Difference between Apple part numbers 661-5480 and 661-6362 for MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2010 2.66GHz logic board

I've been asked to replace the logic board of a mid-2010 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.66GHz Core i7 laptop. When I check the exploded view of my Apple Technician Guide for this MacBook Pro, it lists ...
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When using an external monitor, does a mid-2015 Retina Macbook Pro with only integrated graphics run cooler than one with discrete graphics?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) with both discrete (AMD Radeon R9 M370X) and integrated (Intel Iris Pro) graphics. When this machine is connected to an external display, I find that ...
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After Effects very slow

This isn't the kind of slow when I get the pinwheel, this is slow like previews are INSANELY slow. The problem with this is that Final Cut Pro X works perfectly fine, however After Effects does not. ...
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Can the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro (with Touch Bar) drive 4 external monitors?

I'm wondering if the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar that was announced on October 27, 2016 can drive 4 external monitors? It says it has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, but can the graphics card handle 4 ...
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Why does Google Chrome fail to draw tabs correctly when the Discrete graphics adapter is in use?

Google Chrome fails to paint browser tabs correctly while the Discrete graphics adapter is in use. I have an Early 2011 15" MacBook Pro running OSX 10.10.5 (Yosemite) and am running Chrome Version 53....
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Strange color transitions in dark regions of images

Since updating to macOS 10.12 Sierra, there has been an increase in artifacts in regions of images where color transitions from dark to light. Consider the following image: While processing the ...
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Is my graphics card the bottleneck slowing down the pressure sensitivity on my graphics tablet?

I have recently bought a pressure sensitive Huion 1060pro+ tablet. It's comparable to a medium-level Wacom. On my Macbook Pro 15" 2009 the pressure sensitivity when working in Illustrator has a ...
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Macbook Pro GPUs: overheating and noisy fans

I'm sure everyone with a Macbook Pro has experienced the heavy heating and the fans sounding like they are about to take off. It's totally understandable when I run a GPU-heavy process such as video ...
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Error installing Nvidia driver for Mac Pro

I am fairly competent with computers, but I've run into a problem that has me completely stumped. I have an Nvidia Quadro K1200 graphics card in my Mac Pro tower. I have used the Nvidia drivers with ...