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

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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) graphic card issues

First of all this is my hardware: When i power on my new mac book pro (with touch bar) i figured out a strange problem (i think is related with my graphic card). This is the procedure to get that ...
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2015 MBP does not boot with disk image from 2012 MBP

I have (using dd with an external SATA interface from Internet Recovery) copied my old 2012 MBP disk to the internal SSD of my new Mid 2015 MBP ("MacbookPro11,4", the 2.5 GHz variant with the Iris Pro ...
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Correcting “choppy” graphics

I've been having issues with many apps where they fail to render properly and take over the whole UI. Sometimes I need to restart but usually just closing the app solves the problem. Is there any ...
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How to disable the discrete graphics card on a mid 2010 MacBook Pro on El Capitan?

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro that suffers from the flawed Nvidia chip. Using gfxCardStatus to force the use of integrated graphics works most of the time. But every once in a while Mail.app or some ...
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Is there any way to expedite a MBP 2011 discrete GPU failure

I have an early 2011 MBP 15" with discrete AMD GPU. This is the same model that has the free repair/warrant described here: https://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/ I've already had to ...
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Does the integrated Intel Iris Pro GPU support an external display?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013.) This model has an built-in Intel Iris Pro GPU and a dedicated GeForce GPU. Without an external display, the integrated GPU is active and the ...
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Macbook Pro Display - Green Flicker only when Photoshop etc is open

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro and I've suddenly been having this recurring problem of black pixels appearing green and flickering... Firstly, if I have no software open and "Automatic Graphics Switching" ...
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Fans kick in very late after ssd upgrade

Recently I replaced my MBP Mid-2010 HDD with a Zotac 480G Premium SSD. Things are really faster now, but one thing I noticed is that the CPU rises to peaks quite unprecedented with my original HDD. In ...
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Does 2.8GHZ Mid 2015 MacBook Pro come with dual graphics as default?

I'm looking at upgrading my notebook from a late 2011 MacBook Pro to a mid 2015 MacBook Pro. I found a great deal on a 2.8Ghz model and have a question about the graphics card: Does the 2.8Ghz model ...
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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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Install my ATI graphics card in Parallels

I installed parallels 11 on my iMac and installed windows on it. Then I'm trying to install my ATI card on windows so I can install the Catalyst manager as I want to disable the anti-aliasing option ...
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iMac 27'' late 2009 with GPU problems gets fixed by reinstalling Mac OS, what can be really happening?

A familiar has given me an iMac 27'' late 2009 because it supposedly got it's GPU broken. When it was given to me, after booting Mac OS X, it got almost frozen only being able to move the mouse in ...
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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 ...