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Control graphics perfomance in your Core i5/i7 MacBook Pro with a homegrown switching utility

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:37PM EST

MacBook Pro owners rocking the latest Core i5/i7-equipped models know the pain of having to give up control over their graphics performance by allowing OS X to dictate which graphics hardware, either the integrated Intel graphics or the NVIDIA GT 330M, is in use. Control-hungry power users will be happy to learn of a new utility developed by Cody Krieger that places you squarely at the helm of your graphics performance. The application, aptly titled gfxCardStatus, started off as a toolbar utility to monitor which hardware was currently in use and has developed from a passive watcher to an active participant by allowing the user to manually select which graphics hardware to use. Navigate your way to Kreiger’s website, grab a copy of this slick software, and get in control of your graphics now.

[Via Engadget]