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Questions tagged [gpu]

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

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MacBook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I'd like to disable the NVidia GTX 750M GPU on my MacBook Pro 15" (Retina, Mid 2014, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite). I know I can use GfxCardStatus but I read I could have a more permanent solution by ...
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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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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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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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Constant kernel GPU panics (GPUPanic.cpp:127) on mid-2010 MacBook Pro (6,2)

Hardware is a mid 2010 MAcBook Pro 15", i7 2,66ghz, 8 GB RAM, 512 MB Video RAM. I encounter regular kernel panics for a while now, I think since upgrading to Mavericks. Usually it used to happen ...
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How to disable discrete graphics card and use only integrated graphics MacBook Pro Early 2011?

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 and the GPU has died. I want to switch to Integrated Graphics only until I get my Logic Board replaced. I've tried: gfxcardstatus and I get this: There is no ...
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Boot hangs on grey screen (even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install)

My MacBook Pro 15" Late 2011 (MacBookPro8,2) with AMD Radeon 6770M exhibited display corruption and associated system crashes/resets over a period of two weeks before it entirely failed to boot. The ...
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How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?

My graphics card has malfunctioned and is preventing my MacBook Pro (2011) from booting. Based on my research I will have to otherwise have the logic board replaced. The defective ATI graphics card ...
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How much GPU memory do iPhones and iPads have?

I'm wondering how GPU memory works on the iPhone and iPad. After reading the Apple tech specs on the iPad 3 (http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/) it says the A5X is a system on a chip with a dual core ...
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Is my mac book pro suitable for CUDA?

After visiting this page: http://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cuda-getting-started-guide-for-mac-os-x/ I don't know if my MacBook Pro is suitable for CUDA developement. After About This Mac I see this: It ...
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Monitor GPU performance on OSX

Is there an application or tool that can monitor GPU performance on OS X? Specifically I would like to see the current speed/utilization and temperature of the integrated NVIDIA chip. For Windows, ...
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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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Grey screen after login - Blue Screen of death from CMD+R

Mid-Late 2011 15inch Macbook Pro 7200RPM harddrive user upgrades - crucial ram 8GB right after initial purchase - Corsair ram 16GB since August 2012 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0076W9Q5A ...
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Macbook Pro Mid 2010 NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M random glitch showing when scrolling, writing or watching videos

I have have a MacBook pro late 2010 (now 4 years old), I use it everyday and there's a graphical issue where letters in the browser become blurry and broken, some kind of weird glitch happens all the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Replace or add graphic card on Macbook Pro

Is that possible to replace the existing graphic card of a Macbook Pro (Mid 2010, Mini DisplayPort, GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M) for a graphic card that could support 2 screen output? Or else is it ...
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Can I force GPU rendering on my MBP when connected to a power source?

OS X Lion is quite demanding for old Macs. Even though I own a 15'' MBP early 2011 with the 'powerful' Intel HD 3000 for integrated graphics, some animations just don't feel right (low fps). This is ...
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Is there a way to dedicate the discrete graphic card to CUDA on a MacBook Pro?

When a display is attached to a CUDA capable graphic card, a run time limit is enforced on CUDA kernels run on the card. Is it possible to use the integrated graphic card to power the display and, at ...
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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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OpenGL acceleration with Intel HD 3000

1 - Original issue I own a Macbook Pro 15" from Early 2011, which suffers from the well-known-but-denied-by-Apple GPU problem. TL;DR: the AMD Radeon HD 6XX0M is dead and the Macbook can't boot, or ...
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GPU crashes on Yosemite

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro and updated to OS X Yosemite a few weeks ago. Several times since then the GPU has crashed where I can still move the mouse cursor around the screen and listen to audio ...
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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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Getting Kernel Panics on a fresh Mavericks installation; Can anyone help analyzing the KP logs?

Since a couple of weeks, my MacBook Pro has been experiencing random kernel panics. I believe these kps started after installing Mavericks (although I am not completely sure). I decided to do a ...
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Is it possible to use both the GPUs in a MacBook Pro at the same time?

The Macbook Pros come with two graphical processing units, one is made by ATI and the other one by Intel. Is it possible to use them both at the same time, to render one image/3D model/whatever on ...
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External GPU on MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)

I am starting to learn Cuda programming for scientific computing (in particular computational quantum chemistry) and I would like to test my programs on a decent Cuda-enabled GPU. The Intel HD ...
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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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Is there a way to only enable automatic graphics switching when on battery power?

It is rare when I use my MBP on battery power. But is there a way to only enable automatic graphics switching when on battery power?
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Switch to Intel Iris Pro on MacBook Pro under Windows

After a successful installation of Windows (Windows Server 2012 R2) on a MacBook Pro (Late 2013, 15") I've noticed that only the Nvidia graphics card is recognized in the device manager. So I've tried ...
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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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How can I tell which apps are using up my graphics memory?

Sometimes my Macbook grinds to a halt due to the GPU's onboard memory getting full. (I know this because the CPU use, RAM use and disk use are all low, and because closing things like Chrome tabs and ...
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Turn off NVIDIA on Windows 8.1 Bootcamp

Has there be a successful attempt to turn off the NVIDIA graphic card and use the Intel one? I know that in Linux, it is possible to turn off one graphic card and use the other (using vgaswitcheroo). ...
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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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How to disable 3D acceleration on the Mac Book Air?

I have a Mac Book Air 2010 with an NVidia GeForce 320M chip. When I use Xcode 6 in the View Debugging tool (a 3D interface that allows debugging the view hierarchy of an app), the computer crashes ...
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Graphics performance on MacBook Pro 15 / 2015

I am going to buy a 2015 Macbook Pro. I'd like to be able to run SolidWorks with Parallels or Bootcamp occasionally (for 3D printing model development). I believe it requires OpenGL. I am confused ...
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Force integrated graphics card on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion when working with VMware Fusion 5.x?

I want to force the GPU on my 2011 MacBook Pro 15 (A1286) to remain on the integrated GPU while I run VMWare Fusion 5.x. The gfxCardStatus software doesn't work on 10.8. Is there another solution?
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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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How can I see which app/process is using up my VRAM?

iStat Menus shows me that my GPU RAM is being maxed out. Activity Monitor doesn't seem to show VRAM usage.
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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 2011 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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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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Ubuntu on iMac: graphics

I have just got a new iMac 14.3 with 21.5″ display. It has Intel i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card with GPU (Device ID: 0x00fe9). I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it (dual boot with ...
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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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Install nvidia-smi on OSX

I tried installing nvidia-smi with home-brew, but it is not working out, this is my output -bash: nvidia-smi: command not found I have CUDA 7.5 installed and this is the output of my nvcc -V ...
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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 ...
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Why does Automator need the discrete GPU?

My 15" MacBook Pro with Retina was getting quite hot while I was just browsing the web, so I opened Maverick's Activity Monitor to see what was using so much energy. I discovered that the discrete ...
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Is there a way to use the Intel GPU when running Windows 7 from Bootcamp?

Alright, so the problem I'm currently facing is that when I run Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (Early 2011, 15" 2.2GHz CPU) with OS X 10.8, I used Bootcamp 5 to install Windows 7. Windows does not ...
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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 ...