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    brairden's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2010
    Dayton, Ohio
    2 iMacs, 1 MBP, 1 UMB, 1 mini
    Monitor which graphics card is in use!
    I don't know if I have seen this here before, but this program is essential with the new i-series MacBook Pros. It lets you change which graphics card you are using on the fly, and also lets you monitor which card is in use. Valuable tool for finding out which programs are triggering the swap. You can also define profiles for battery/power adaptor usage. Simple UI just puts a N or i in the menu bar.

    Like I said, I don't know if this has already been posted here, but I just got my i5, so I thought I would share it.

    gfxCardStatus: menu bar gpu status monitor for os x / cody krieger - mobile, desktop & web developer
    15" 2.53ghz i5 MacBook Pro (2010) 8gb, 500gb HD - 60gb OWC SSD
    13" 2.4ghz MacBook Unibody (late 2008) 4gb, 250gb
    24" 2.4ghz Aluminum iMac (mid 2007) 3gb, 1tb
    mini 2.0ghz - 32gb iPhone 4

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Very nice find braiden! Thanks for sharing with the folks. Good rep for you.

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    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Down Under :D
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Not keen on giving it a go personally (as I don't need to), but looking at it, I agree with chscag on this, nice find, and thanks for sharing

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