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EndlessMac

 
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Mac Specs: 2.8 GHz 15" MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.x & some old Macs

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Using the 9600 card or any higher powered graphics card will make your computer run hotter. My computer runs hotter when using the 9600 card versus the 9400. It's only slightly hotter when using basic applications but it will be noticeably hotter when using more intensive apps such as Handbrake, video games, etc.

The heat is part of the reason why Apple offers two cards. The laptop runs cooler and uses less battery with the less powerful 9400 card. Even though the 9400 is an integrated card it performs really well. A lot better than past Intel integrated cards.
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