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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I toggle Automatic Graphics Switching using terminal?

I have a MacBook Pro from 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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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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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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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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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), ...
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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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Disable Macbook internal display

I own a Macbook Pro 13 2017 (2 thunderbolt ports), and I would like to disable the internal display when an external monitor is connected to it through USB-C. I have ruled out the following Turn ...
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(Safely) Disable dGPU on 2018 15" MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

Is there a way to safely disable the Radeon Pro 560X dGPU on the 2018 15" MacBook Pro? I know I can go the other way (force dGPU only) via the 'Automatic graphics switching' check box in Energy Saver ...
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Hack to hide TeamViewer dock icon, issue with restarting app

I don't like TeamViewer taking up space on the Dock. I followed this tutorial to hide the dock icon, leaving me with only a menubar icon, which works great. TeamViewer is set to start at login. ...
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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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Most compact solution for external monitor for 2011 MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro's dGPU failed and I did the software "fix" where I am forcing the use of the integrated GPU. Unfortunately because of disabling the dGPU there is no way to connect the external monitor ...
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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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How to determine if the graphics card is at fault on an iMac?

I ended up with an Mid 2010 21.5" iMac that I wanted to dust off and give to my kids. They have light needs, but I'd love to start introducing them to messaging and email with family, plus some ...
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Does this MacBook have a screen or GPU problem?

This is on an Early 2011 Macbook Pro 17" with i7 2.2ghz and the Intel + Radeon HD6750: If it is a screen error then I don't mind fixing it myself, but if the GPU is the problem, I'm worried I might ...
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Single User mode (10.13.6) write locked with SIP disabled

In the light of unbricking my 2011 MBPro due to the known dGPU failure, I am following LangLangC's (great!) response/guide in GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen; combined with some other threads ...
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White Screen edges on Macbook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro 15 inch, 2014 model, with 2 GPUs: Intel and NVIDIA 750M. Last Monday I turned it on and I noticed that the screen is white as you can see in the picture. The problem is that ...
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Whiter screen on MacBook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro 15 inch, 2014 model, with 2 GPUs: Intel and NVIDIA 750M. Last Monday I turned it on and I noticed that the screen is white as you can see in the picture. I don't know what is ...
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Disable SIP with third-party GPU

I'm running Mojave on a MacPro5,1 (previously 4,1), which requires using an upgraded GPU, and I'm using the Radeon RX580 (which is listed by Apple as supported). I need to disable SIP to enable ...
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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 (3.2 GHz i7) and three 4k monitors (one 32 inch and two 27 inch). The setup 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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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 - 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 ...