VirtualBox forces Mac laptops to use discrete GPU => Fixed in SVN
|Reported by:||cap10morgan||Owned by:|
|Component:||host support||Version:||VirtualBox 4.2.2|
|Guest type:||all||Host type:||Mac OS X|
VirtualBox forces Mac laptops to activate their discrete GPUs, thus shortening battery life. I could understand this if there were a 3D accelerated guest OS running, but it also happens when a headless guest is running or even when no guests are running.
VirtualBox should not force the discrete GPU on when not running 3D accelerated guests.
Others have confirmed this issue in the forums here: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=50574&p=234479&hilit=discrete#p234479
Change History (49)
comment:31 by , 9 years ago
|Summary:||VirtualBox forces Mac laptops to use discrete GPU → VirtualBox forces Mac laptops to use discrete GPU => Fixed in SVN|