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

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MacOS sometimes didn't boot after login when eGPU is connected

Issue is simple: When I launching MacBook Pro and login, after this loading bar is not appear and os stuck on that view. It happening sometimes when eGPU is connected. eGPU: Razer Core X + AMD Radeon ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 Non-Apple GPU upgrade but

I grabbed a forgotten MacPro 3,1 2008 Quad 2.8 and brought it back to life it had a ATI GPU but this turned to be dead. It's running pretty smooth after total clean up, but since I run with non-apple ...
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MacBookPro8,2 late 2011 GPU fix with EFI: how to do it on Catalina macOS 10.15 (dosdude1 patch)?

This guide https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/295805/156133 is working fine on High Sierra. On Catalina installed with dosdude1 patcher (http://dosdude1.com/catalina/) I couldn't make it through, ...
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GT650 GPU on mid-2012 Macbook Pro vs. Intel Iris 1536 on mid-2015 Macbook Pro for CAD work?

I'm looking to upgrade from a mid-2012 Macbook Pro w/GPU to a mid-2015 Macbook Pro without GPU and am worried that the Intel Iris 1536 will be slower for CAD work in AutoDesk. Can anyone point to ...
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PCIe Video Card disabled after latest Catalina update?

Am I crazy or Catalina update disabled my PCIe Video Card (which is in my case Radeon Pro 560X) and it's using the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 as a main one? After the update I’m experiencing ...
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How can I upgrade my OpenGL version?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Mojave), and according to this document, the OpenGL version should be 4.1. However $ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" OpenGL version string: 2.1 ATI-2.11.21 What ...
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Macbook Pro 15" 2018 + OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock + Razer Core X with 5700 XT - what about charging? [duplicate]

I have few questions. I read in web it can be dangerous for macbook when i connect two power sources. At this moment i using only my OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock station, but i ordered Razer Core X. And ...
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MacBook Pro late 2011 AMD GPU disable

I´ve done what's explained on "GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen" question. In the option "about this Mac" only appear the Intel HD. The graphics card status app shows "i". I searched for 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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MacBook Air 13 2015 screen glitches [duplicate]

The screen shows inverted colors, noise in some parts. Can someone please tell me what to do?
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MacBook Pro 15" 2015 iGPU slows down from normal 750mhz to 200mhz

I've faced with issue when sometimes after leaving sleep mode the iGPU is going into 200mhz instead normal 750mhz. The UI works slow, especially while you're switching desktops, scrolling in WebStorm ...
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2013 MacBookPro with Nvidia GPU and recent macOS

I own an early 2013 15'' MacBook Pro (MacBookPro10,1), and I've been running every macOS update till Mojave, included. The mac has two GPUs, which get selected automatically depending on the running ...
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Screen glitch when two users are logged on

The following happens on my MacBook Pro 16", macOS Catalina 10.15.1. I have two active user accounts which may be logged on simultaneously. If two users are logged on, I observe a split-second freeze ...
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Graphics performance drop after waking from sleep in Catalina (MacBook Pro)

I installed MacOS Catalina last week. I restart my MBP and everything's great, then at some point I either close the lid or just lock the screen for a few hours (sometimes not even a full hour) and ...
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How can I toggle Automatic Graphics Switching using terminal?

I have a 15" MacBook Pro from May 2019 with a Radeon Pro 555X 4 GB graphics card. I would like to change the Automatic Graphics Switching setting with a terminal command.
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How to disable GPU on MacBook Pro late-2012?

As you may know, MacBook Pro’s have that faulty GPU which make the screen black and impossible to use, and the only way of getting rid of it is to change the logic board, however, after asking many ...
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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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Is there a command line program or script to monitor VRAM usage?

I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro [2.8 Ghz i7 (4980HQ Haswell/Crystalwell), NVIDIA GEForce GT 750M (2040 MB VRAM)], running 10.13.6, connected to a Dell P2715Q 27" 4K external monitor. Since the last ...
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Sonnet eGFX and LG UltraFine 5K

I am trying to connect 3 screens to a 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro. An LG UltraFine 5K plus 2 additional 4K screens. I am considering adding a Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560 to my setup to ...
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MBP Late 2011 AMD GPU Issue csrutil disable command not found?

I am currently in the process of trying to bring my mighty MBP 2011 back to life as its encountered the dreaded AMD GPU issue. I probably spent about 7 hours yesterday following various videos and ...
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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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Can I flush, or release, my GPU memory?

Running an iMac Pro 10 core, 64GB Ram and 16GB Vega, MacOS 10.14.6. iStat menu (v6.40) is showing a consistent GPU Memory usage between 90% and 100% after I have been using the computer for awhile. ...
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Totally bricked MacBook Pro 2011 A1286 - No recovery. What can I do?

I think my MacBook Pro is badly, badly bricked. Model is a1286 It's a really weird story. This MacBook Pro had 2 partitions, one with Lion and the other was Windows but not accessible becouse was ...
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Macbook pro GPU temperature Limit

On GPU intense tasks like gaming, my laptop starts with increasing the GPU temperature and frequency ( to 85 degrees and max GPU frequency ) then after 5 min or so reduce the temp to 67 degrees ...
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iMac9,1 (2009 20") Compatible graphic cards

I own an iMac9,1 2009 20" (early 2009 20" iMac9,1) which just been recently upgraded to 8GB RAM and SSD drive as well as a software upgrade to El Capitan. I would like to know if there is a list of ...
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Confusion regarding Mac Pro graphic cards

I have an eraly 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 and I'm interested in upgrading its graphic capabilities. It currently has an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT. I have looked online for compatible graphics cards but I'm ...
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Is there any way to connect to/control Mac OS without display output?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro with a Nvidia 1060 and bootcamped to run Windows. Nvidia drivers are installed on Windows and no issues with display output, all works fine. In the past when I've then tried to ...
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OSX - Android Emulator closed because of an internal error

Trying to run an emulator via a fresh install of Android Studio (3.5) on a new MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) and the emulator fails to start with the error message below. I have attempted re-installing ...
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Deep Learning libraries support on MacPro's AMD graphics?

Ever since Apple and Nvidia had a fight, apple resorted to AMD for powering up graphics. However, most of the ML/DL libraries support only Nvidia GPUs. Are there any libraries (or hacks) out there ...
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How to save photos from old Samsung AT&T flip phone with white screen (corrupted gpu) to my MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

I have some precious photos (family children) and sounds (baby voices) stored on my old Samsung AT&T SGH-a687 phone, not the SD card, that is experiencing a white screen of death after about a ...
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imac mid 2011 - GPU dead, need to replace, can i swap my 2gb for a 1gb?

new to the forum and fixing my own imac. My mid 2011 - recently crapped out, suspect it's the video after much reading online. I'm running a 3.4ghz, i7, 16 gb 1333 mhz ddr3 / Amd radeon HD 6970M ...
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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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Instant crash when connecting a GIGABYTE RX 580 to a MacBook Pro

When I plug the eGPU into my MacBook, the computer reboots and then in the loading screen of macOS it will reboot again getting stuck in that loop. I thought I just had to plug in the eGPU and use it. ...
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2009 Mac Pro with 2018 LG 5K Display?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro (flashed to 5,1) with a Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580 8GB GPU I acquired to support Mojave. The configuration has been happily stable since late 2018 and performed as expected ...
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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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MacBook Pro 2011: unable to get into terminal via Recovery Mode [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro 2011 with the well known AMD GPU failure. So I know about the procedure to de-activate the AMD GPU and activate the Intel GPU on the mainboard. This has to be done via the command ...
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How can I upgrade my GPU for my early 2011 17" MacBook Pro to run Mojave?

I'm currently running 10.13.6 and have a MacBook pro 8,3, 2.2 GHz. How can I upgrade my GPU for my 2011 17" early to run Mojave? I've heard I could replace the logic board with a newer GPU and ...
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iMac 2008 (24") Running Windows x64 BootCamp - NVIDIA Driver Crashes Everything

I have a 24" Apple iMac with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics card running Windows x64. Everything runs beautifully save one problem...if I install graphics drivers - any at all - the computer ...
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iMac 27” Mid-2010 GPU upgrade

I am using an iMac 27“ 2010 and I like to upgrade the Graphics Card. I know the Radeon 6970 from the later 2011 iMac will do the trick, but it would only be a slightly upgrade in performance. Does ...
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Will using only onboard Intel GPU to connect to external monitor harm my MacBook?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 2010 with a faulty Nvidia GPU that used to crash the laptop every now and then. I than ran a program called MBPMid2010-GPU-Fix-0.6.1, which bypassed the Nvidia GPU. So far, ...
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Dual GPU switching on a MacBook in Windows dual-boot (without using Boot Camp)?

I am experimenting with a 2013 MacBook Pro and its capabilities, and have set up a Boot Camp partition. This works quite well with the applications that I need to run on Windows natively which use ...
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Mobile app development using Xcode. Single Graphics vs Dual Graphics?

I have decided to buy a pre-owned MacBook for mobile app development using Xcode, I have two options: MacBook Pro (13", Early 2015) Processor: 3.1 Ghz Intel Core i7, Integrated Graphics 16 GB RAM ...
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MacBook Pro 17" Early 2011 running without the AMD GPU

Well, after my Discrete GPU failed for third time, I decide to eliminate it from the system, and followed the instruction from LangLangC in: GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen All works fine ...
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Are there any utilities out there that allow you to manually define available screen area?

I have a spare 27 inch monitor that I'd like to use in vertical mode as a side monitor, but it's way too tall - are there any tools out there that allow you to manually define the effective usable ...
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2015 MBP - how to 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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Why am I seeing subtle horizontal lines? (Intel HD Graphics 4000)

I can't take screenshot of it and a picture taken with an iPhone doesn't show it, but here is an exaggeration of what it looks like (visible all over the screen): It appeared very recently; probably ...
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How to fix MacBook Pro Display which is not working [closed]

I guess the reason you clicked this question is that you thought it was the backlight issue but it is not. This problem puzzles me. ISSUE: My display does not work. What MacBook do I have? ...
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Why Will 2012 Mac Pro will work with 2 graphics cards, but not one?

I have a 2012 Mac Pro which must be updated to a Metal compatible card. When I swap the cards, the screen shows nothing and I do not believe it boots. When I put in the original card and the new card ...
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Two of the original video cards in 2009 Mac Pro?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro and am curious about whether or not I can put two of the stock video cards in it. My friend has an identical Mac Pro, but has a better video card. I could put his old stock one ...
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Evaluating a service advertising “new video GPU” for macbook pros with the GPU defect

If someone advertises a service for a "NEW VIDEO GPU"for the 2011-2012 MacBooks with the GPU defect, could that be other than fraudulent? Isn't the defect in the solder used for the GPU (low lead), ...