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

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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 ...
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frequent screen blackouts followed by system crashes on MacBook Pro Retina OS X 10.10.5

I'm working away on my MBP when suddenly the screen blacks out and the operating system crashes instantly or shortly afterwards. The blackouts occur while using different programs, although I have a ...
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Can I attach an external GPU to my MacBook Air late 2010?

I have an old laptop (which is definitely on its last strides). It's a MacBook Air Late 2010 and its running like a slug (I have abused the laptop beyond comprehension) so for its final year or two I ...
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Has anyone managed to put a GeForce 980m inside iMacs with MXM slots?

Here you can read about people trying to put non-Apple MXM GPUs inside iMacs: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/2011-imac-graphics-card-upgrade.1596614/ Of course, there are issues due to EFI ...
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Macbook pro won't start up and the apple logo is blue with stripes

The problem started a month ago. Suddenly my screen splits in half and the MBP shuts down and won't turn on. When I turn it on, it shows a blue or sometimes grey screen, or just stops loading. I have ...
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Graphical Artifacts in iMac

My 2009 27" iMac i7 has several problems, however, the main one is the visual artifacts. They are large areas of black and grey bars, and text displays erratically. Spacing is also affected - the ...
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Splitting a thunderbolt connection [duplicate]

I have a MacBook air and want to attach a external graphics card but it's already attached to a monitor, so the thunderbolt port is in use so does anyone know of a hub-like device to make my 1 ...
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Will a EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card plug n play with Mac Pro 2009?

Upgrading my Mac Pro early 2009 - MacPro4,1 running OS 10.6.8, looking at GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card and wanted to make sure it would plug n play?
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Which specs to consider when searching for graphics card compatible with Mac Pro 3.1

I have a Mac Pro 3.1 with an ATI Radeon HD 2600 video card which I need to replace. As I don't know much about video card specs: what do I need to look out for when searching for a replacement?
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iMac making strange electrical clicking noises

I have a late 2014 5k iMac with 256GB SSD drive. Last night my iMac started making noises similar to that of a disk drive when it's reading and writing. After poking around I found that the noise ...
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Mac doesn't show Nvidia in Graphics (about this Mac)

Mac doesn't show Nvidia 750M in place of graphics card here. Earlier I had Nvidia showing here instead of Iris Pro
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Is Adobe illustrator GPU acceleration available on Mac mini with iris graphics card

is Adobe illustrator GPU acceleration available with a Mac mini with i7, 16go ram and the iris graphics card? Thanks.
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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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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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What happens when PCIe boost circuits are overloaded?

In my understanding, the 2010 Mac Pro is rated for 75W of power for each PCIe slot, plus 75W for each of the two 6-pin boost (aux) circuits. I know it's possible to exceed these limits, because I do ...
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What is the maximum safe current for Mac Pro PSU?

I regularly put my 2010 Mac Pro under pretty heavy usage, maxing out the 12 core CPUs and GTX Titan Black. I can monitor the voltage and current using iStat Menus, but I'm looking for a specification ...
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Which MacBook is actually CUDA capable? [duplicate]

There are quite a few links referring to whether a MacBook GPU is CUDA capable Is my mac book pro suitable for CUDA? Can I run CUDA on Intel? Apart from the information stated in the above posts, is ...
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OS X displays weird pattern randomly freezes and shuts off

I recently upgraded an early 2011 MacBook Pro, installed 2 new Kingston SSDs and two new 4 GB RAM sticks (unsure of brand, and I think what may be causing the issues, but wanted to get a second ...
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Macbook Air screen drawing suddenly slow

This has been going on for a week or 2. Restarting seems to help because WindowServer is blowing up. But the problem keeps coming back. Specs: Macbook Air mid-2012, 8GB RAM, 2ghz i7 Yosemite 10.10.5 ...
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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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My Mac displays some glitches

Sometimes my Mac Mini, plugged to an LG IPS screen, display some Glitches. For example, times ago, in my Launchpad appears these glitches: To solve these glitches I had to restart the Mac. Now in ...
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Increment of Intel graphic memory MB on MacBook PRO

I had 4GB of RAM in my MacBook PRO late 2011 and the graphic memory shown from about menu was 384MB of Intel graphic, now I've upgraded to 16GB and the graphic memory shown is 512MB. Is it possible ...
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SNB Framebuffer did not show up,unload - MBP won't boot

I recently got a new MBP. My older MBP (early 2011, 13") has some stuff on it I would like to transfer. I tried using migration assistant, but it appears that they need the same OS versions. I tried ...
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MacBook Pro 13" 2015 CPU and GPU temperatures

I've noticed that my new MacBook Pro 13" 2015 (MF839) is getting hot while playing browser games or watching models at sketchfab.com. Both CPU and GPU temperatures rise to 100-105 degrees (Celsius) ...
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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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MacBook Pro 13 inch late 2011 flickering screen

I have some problems with the screen of my laptop MacBook Pro 13inch from late 2011. I never had problems with my screen before but suddenly the screen began to flicker. I have encountered that it ...
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Mac Pro custom graphic black screen during boot

My 1st gen Mac Pro with a custom graphics card (ATI Radeon) does not show any boot prompt. Actually it doesn't show anything until Aqua comes up. I need boot prompts and pre-GUI screens for multiple ...
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Can I run a program with ≥ 512mb of VRAM required?

I have a MacBook pro 13-inch, mid 2010. I recently installed 8GB of RAM. I understand that the NVIDIA that is installed (NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB) uses shared graphics memory. Does this means that ...
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Where does a screenshot come?

I've a problem with my Mac Mini. Sometimes, from some time, it displays some glitches, or "graphical problems", for instance the screenshot below shows some bands in a part of the screen with black or ...
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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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Macbook Pro can't wake up (resume) after the battery dies

2015 15" Macbook Pro, AMD Radeon graphics. When the battery runs out and the macbook is reconnected to power, I press the power button and the screen turns on. It shows a corrupt, purple and green ...
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How many GPUs my macbook pro has?

I am trying to find how many GPUs has my macbook pro and if I have some of them, what are their characteristics. I though I can find it from About this mac -> System Report -> Hardware, but was not ...
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Can an 2013 MacBook Air run a monitor at 144hz?

Apparently 2013 13" MacBook Air has Intel HD Graphics 5000. Is it possible to run a monitor at 2560x1440 at 144hz?
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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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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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Mid-2015 - Borderlands weird screen texture when playing with the integrated Iris Pro

I'm playing Borderlands 1 GOTY (Game of the year edition) from the App Store. Tried playing it only with the Iris Pro, instead of the Radeon R9 370X, and the performance is stunning. However I get ...
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Macbook Pro 2010 15" keeps crashing randomly with no warning

I have started experiencing random crashes from my 2010 Macbook Pro 15" It has not symptoms before it crashes, and it doesn't happen on a timely basis but it does happen once every few days, ...
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How to further diagnose a probably broken graphics card?

I got a somehow broken iMac Mid-2010 (Mac11,2) with a Radeon HD 4670 video card from a friend and now have to repair it. Diagnosis history: The iMac with El Capitan installed doesn't start properly ...
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Install a graphics card in a MacBook Pro 2015

If I buy the $1900 MacBook Pro, would it be possible to buy the AMD graphics card separately, and install it myself? I can't afford the $2499 MacBook Pro but really need a new MacBook Pro.
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Performance of Virtual Machines on MacBook Pro with and without discrete graphics

I am trying to decide between MacBook Pro 15" with and without Discrete Graphics Card. My work involves running 2-3 Virtual Machines using Virtualbox at a given time with Chrome, Microsoft Outlook &...
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Can a dedicated GPU use/share system RAM in addition to the VRAM included with it?

The Macbook Pro laptop, running OS X, has a AMD GPU which includes graphics memory of 256 MB. Is it possible for the machine to run an application that requires 512 MB video memory by sharing some of ...
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Is it possible to use more than the allocated base amount of video memory?

On a MacBook Pro with the Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU, the amount of allocated video memory is 384 MB, as can be seen on this Apple support page (scroll down to HD Graphics 3000) This GPU, however, ...