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

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Mac Book Pro 2.2 (2008) Core 2 Duo, display and trackpad stopped working

My Mac Book Pro 2.2 (2008) Core 2 Duo, was working properly, and after waking it up (open the lid), the display was black... It happened to me before and the other times I reckon it was some kind of ...
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Will my Mac Pro be able to run WebGL applications?

I've got a 2007 MacPro, 8GB RAM, 2 x NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT (256 MB). I tried to look at a couple of Google's WebGL demos, for example this one but am unable to do so because my system is not WebGL ...
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Scrambled screen when going out of sleep

With my 2011 MBP, when connected to my external screen I always encounter an issue when waking up from sleep mode, if the lid was closed (and only if lid is closed from what my tests show). To ...
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Can I flash a PC Radeon 5870 for use in a Mac Pro?

I have a Mid-2010 Mac Pro, Single CPU, MC560LL/A. It's equipped with the Apple-provided Radeon 5770. However, I have a Radeon 5870 from my old PC lying around. I know I can't directly use it, but I ...
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Playing CoD: Modern Warfare on a Macbook Pro 13" (Mid-2009)

I have a mid-2009 MBP (13"/ 2.53Gzh/ 8GB). I installed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on it at the weekend only to find the on-board GPU can't cope with it. I'd like to do a bit of gaming on it, but am ...
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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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If I'm not a gamer, what are the reasons I might need a higher-end GPU?

I'm buying a 27" iMac and having trouble understanding why I may need a higher-end GPU over the next 4-5 years (intended usage). I do lots of picture editing (Photoshop, Lightroom), movie playing (...
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Mac Pro 2008 graphics card crashing

I have a mac pro 2008, and the graphics card (nvidia 8800GT) has started to lock up - I can still move the mouse but cannot do anything in Windows 7 (I hardly use OSX latelly so dont know if it ...
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How can I disable visual effects in Lion?

I've just installed Lion on my 24" iMac from 2006 and do have again problems with screen-freezes due to overheating. This is a known issue with the 2006 iMacs since OSX late 10.5 / 10.6. While for (...
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Should I be concerned about graphics switching for battery life?

I have a 15-inch MBP, Mid-2010, 2.66GHz i7, with Intel integrated graphics and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M. Since I installed Lion, it seems my battery life has gone down to just 2 or 3 hours. ...
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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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List of graphics cards supported by Snow Leopard (10.6.x) but not OpenCL capable? (In older Intel Macs.)

I want to know what graphics cards without OpenCL capabilities are supported by Mac OS 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’? The list is probably really short.
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Graphic cards issue

I am running a Mac Pro as a kind of server for an application, everything is automated and I am usually using Remote desktop. Now I have the need to update the Mac version and just realized that the ...
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Adjust fan speed on ATI graphics card in OS X?

I just got an Apple 4870 and am using it with OS X fine. However it is soooo noisy. Are there any software tools or firmware mods I can do to change the fan speed at various temperature thresholds?
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Is the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M on the MacBook Pro good for gaming?

I want to know what kind of games can I play with my MacBook Pro before I purchase them. Can I play something beyond Bejeweled? Type of games that I am interested in playing: Call of Duty Counter ...