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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What is involved in converting a PC video card to have boot screen on the Mac?

I've got a PC video card that I'd like to get boot screen support for on my Mac Pro. In particular, it is a Gigabyte R9 270X. The card is supported on the Mac once it boots, but I would like to get ...
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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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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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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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Can I use Linux in a 2011 Macbook Pro with a defective discrete GPU?

I have an early 15" 2011 Macbook Pro that is affected by the defective discrete GPU. I know there are workarounds in OSX to force the use of the integrated Intel GPU, or disable the drivers for the ...
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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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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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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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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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2011 Macbook Pro - GPU dying?

I have a 2011 MBP, 2.2 GHz, 8 GB, AMD 6750M, 512GB SSD that I installed myself. No AppleCare. Recently, I have had these weird glitches showing up shortly after I connect an external screen: What ...
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Can I change my 2011 iMac's graphic card from AMD's to nvidia Quadro?

I do lot of video editing work, mostly on FCP & Avid and I feel Quadro card is way to go. Do you think I can get it changed from Apple? -Reddy
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How do i connect 4 DVI monitors to my MacBook Pro 15 inch early 2013?

I have 4 Dell 1708FPT monitors (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0065638JS) which use either DVI or VGA to connect. I am wondering what adapters I would need to get all 4 monitors powered by my ...
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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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Is there a problem with GeForce 750M performance on gaming?

I play games on my Mid-2014 retina MBP, which has both Iris Pro and GeForce 750M 2GB. One of the games that I play (League of Legends, which has a 'beta' OS X client, but I highly doubt that this is ...
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Screen tearing and redraw artifacts on any type of animation

I purchased a Macbook AIR July 2011 model about 2 months ago and I noticed in the last few weeks that animations have a lot of screen tearing. I thought at first it was Flash animations but I notice ...
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What's the cause of GPU panics on macbook pro mid 2010?

I've had quite a lot of GPU panics lately, and after asking about it here and in other places, people told me that it is a problem with many macbooks from mid 2010. I've also heard that this happens ...
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Mid-2010s Kernel Panic GPU - best options? [duplicate]

I'm having issues with kernel panics on a mid-2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch. I have read many threads about this (What's the cause of GPU panics on macbook pro mid 2010?) and the thread that links to ...
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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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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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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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Can a Mac with Thunderbolt effectively use a PCI Graphics Card using an external cage?

I was wondering how good thunderbolt is for adding a beefier PCI graphics card to my MacBook Air. If I use a PCI enclosure like this, will the card integrate with the Mac to enhance the performance ...
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iMac doesn't start, all i see is colored lines and then checkered lines on a white background

I have iMac 2010 which is out of warranty. I recently came up to the computer and it was sleeping and was not waking up. I held the powered button for a while, so it turned off. Then I pressed it ...
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High Sierra's External Display bug heats Macbook's, damaged my Retina Screen, what can I do?

After installing High Sierra, I noticed GPU related slowness, I initially sought help here: What could cause a cumulative slowness that manifests itself as high WindowServer CPU usage in High Sierra? -...
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Graphics Card on Windows 7 on MBP

I was just wondering was it possible to use the "AMD Radeon HD 6490M " card of MBP on Windows 7 by installing Win7 either on a) Boot Camp b) Parallels c) VmWare as I like to play games on Win7 for ...
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Powering a graphics card in a Mac Pro 2008

I'm looking to update from the stock graphics card in my my Mac Pro 3,1 (2008). The logic board only has two 6-pin ATX connectors, and the card I'm looking at (a GeForce GTX 760) requires one 6-pin ...
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Mac Pro + 50” 4K Ultra HD LED TV as monitor — Best graphics card?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro 4.1, with the following specifications: 2 2.93 GHz Quad-core Intel Xenon processors 32 GB RAM 2 1 TB HD 1 MacPro Raid Card 1 Nvidia GeForce GT 120 512 MB The work I do ...
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Switching graphics cards with the screen asleep makes WindowServer freeze

If the display on my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro is asleep when the computer switches from the discrete Nvidia graphics card to the integrated Intel one, WindowServer will freeze. I'm able to move the ...
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Sourcing a replacement graphics card for an iMac

I have a Early-2009 2.93 GHz 24" iMac, which has a faulty graphics card. I'm keen to try replacing it myself using this excellent guide. Unfortunately the guide doesn't mention any advice on finding/...
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why login screen has a 2-second delay with external monitor?

On a brand new mid-2013 MacBook Air, with an external monitor ASUS PB278Q 27" 5ms WQHD (2560 x 1440), connected through a miniDP-to-DP cable, every time the computer gets back from the monitor sleep, ...
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Is there a way to view and control the powerstate of the discrete GPU on a 2011 MBP in OSX?

I noticed that running with the discrete GPU uses more power and generates more heat. I just need the discrete GPU to drive an external monitor, I'm not concerned about performance. By controling the ...
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MacBook Pro late 2011 had GPU problems

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011 and yesterday my external screen suddenly showed glitches on the screen; much like the screenshots you see from other 2011 MacBook Pro's that have a failing GPU. As I ...
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Flickering in Safari after switching back to integrated graphics

I have a MacBook Pro which switches dynamically between discrete and integrated graphics. I get a notification about the switching using gfxCardStatus. If Safari is running while the system switches ...