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gfxCardStatus is a free menu bar application that keeps track of which graphics card your MacBook Pro is using at any given time.


  • Simple, clean "i" and "n" icons that signify Intel HD Graphics, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics, respectively.
  • Automatically updates when the GPU switches, in real time.
  • Dependent process list: see which applications are currently using the 330M, if it's the active GPU!
  • Growl support, so more...

What's New

Version 2.3:
  • New in this version: Notification Center support!
  • Fixed the garbled screen issue that 2010 MacBook Pro users were seeing after switching to Integrated Only mode.
  • Fixed some of the issues with sleep people were seeing.
  • Added a warning dialog when switching to Integrated Only while apps are in the Dependencies list.
  • Now localized in Korean!
  • more...


  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • MacBook Pro with dual-GPUs (2010 Intel HD/NVIDIA GeForce 330M GT
  • 2008-2009 NVIDIA GeForce 9400M/9600M GT)

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 78,274
Version Downloads 51,333
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 24 Sep 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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