Version 1.5 Released - GPU Switching

  • GPUInfoMenu can now toggle between dynamic GPU switching modes and the integrated graphics on new Core i5/i7 MacBook Pros. This functionality is triggered by a menu item (off by default). There is a single toggle that switches the GPU to Intel graphics when the laptop switches to battery power and back to standard dynamic switching when on AC Power. Toggling the menu item back off or quitting the application will also return the computer to standard dynamic switching. This functionality has -not- been tested on 9400M/9600GT systems and probably will function oddly.
  • Update: This feature was buggy and has been patched out with 1.5.2. Look for it in 1.6. The population of the list of processes is now an asynchronous task and should not block the creation of the menu; however, at this time I have yet to be able to get the menu to update while open (though I expect to nail it down soon), so you may need to close and re-open the menu.
  • Secondary monitors will now show in the process list.

Please let me know if you run into any issues. I had a few crashes occur during testing, but I believe I’ve taken care of them.

Screen shot 2010-05-12 at 1.38.15 AM