gfxCardStatus For Mac Publisher's description
from Cody Krieger
gfxCardStatus is a menu bar application that keeps track of which graphics card your unibody
gfxCardStatus is a menu bar application that keeps track of which graphics card your unibody, dual-GPU MacBook Pro is using at any given time, and allows you to switch between them on demand.
Simple, clean graphics and UI
Nobody likes dealing with bloat, so gfxCardStatus is super simple.
Updates in real time when the GPU switches
Polling? Psh! gfxCardStatus waits for OS X to tell it that the active GPU has changed.
Manually switch GPUs at will!
Want to save some battery life or decrease heat? Flip over to your integrated GPU and revel in the glory of your favorite new Mac app.
Localized in 11 languages. Whoa.
See a list of them here!
Growl notifications will alert you to the fact that your active GPU has changed.
Dependent process list for discrete GPU
Wondering what applications are causing the automatic switch to your discrete GPU? Just pop open the gfxCardStatus menu!
Power source-based GPU switching
Want to save some battery life while on the go? Set gfxCardStatus to switch to your integrated GPU upon unplugging your power cord!
gfxCardStatus uses Sparkle, so you're always running the latest and greatest version.
What's New in This Release:В· Totally overhauled preferences system under the hood - fixed super annoying issue with preferences not saving for some users
В· Added Danish, Swedish, Portugese, Spanish, and Dutch localizations
В· Fixed issue w/ preferences window length truncating German localizations
В· Icons in menu bar are now white when clicked instead of black
В· More sensible "d" icon instead of "n" for legacy users - "i" and "d" represent integrated and discrete, while "i" and "n" represent Intel and NVIDIA
В· Popup when using gfxCardStatus on an unsupported machine
В· Various bugfixes and refactoring
В· There is now officially a license - the New BSD License backs gfxCardStatus and its source code
System Requirements:В· 2010 MacBook Pro
В· NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU
В· Intel Core i5/i7 processor
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall