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  gfxCardStatus is a menu bar application for OS X that allows users of 15” and 17” late 2008 — 2012 MacBook Pros to view which GPU is in use at a glance, and switch between them on-demand.


As shown above, gfxCardStatus also lets you choose whether to use integrated, discrete or dynamic graphics depending on the power source.

On a Retina Macbook Pro, I’m getting over eight hours of battery life using the integrated-only option (as opposed to around six when using the standard dynamic switching).

gfxCardStatus is a menu bar application for OS X that allows users of 15” and 17” late 2008 — 2012 MacBook Pros to view which GPU is in use at a glance, and switch between them on-demand.

As shown above, gfxCardStatus also lets you choose whether to use integrated, discrete or dynamic graphics depending on the power source.

On a Retina Macbook Pro, I’m getting over eight hours of battery life using the integrated-only option (as opposed to around six when using the standard dynamic switching).