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Switching Tableau Desktop to Not Require High Perf GPU on a Mac


Published: 15 Mar 2018
Last Modified Date: 18 May 2018

Question

How to switch Tableau Desktop 10.5 to not use high perf GPU on a Mac. 

In orther words, on Mac systems with switchable graphics, Tableau Desktop defaults to discrete graphics instead of switching from integrated to discrete when needed.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.5.0-10.5.2
  • Mac

Answer

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2018.1.1, 10.5.4 or a later version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help.

Additional Information

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 741688) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Desktop. 
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