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NVIDIA has released alternate graphics drivers for macOS Sierra 10.12.4. These are separate from the drivers Apple ships as standard, and should be considered experimental. These drivers have been known to solve OpenCL issues with certain applications, as well as providing better native GPU power management for certain devices.

NOTE: These drivers are currently the only method to get full acceleration for GeForce GTX 1050, 1050 Ti, 1060, 1070, 1080, 1080 Ti, TITAN Pascal, and TITAN Xp 'Pascal' graphics cards and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, 750 Ti, 950, 960, 970, 980, 980 Ti, and TITAN X 'Maxwell' graphics cards. There are no current Macs with these cards, so support is absent natively in macOS.

If you've installed the drivers before, you may get a notification to update to the new drivers from the built in System Preferences pane.
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NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS 10.12.4 (16E195)

https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.05.05.05f02.pkg

How to Install the Web Drivers:

In order to use the alternate drivers on a CustoMac, you must first install the driver package.
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As of macOS Sierra, nvda_drv=1 in config.plist under Boot > Arguments is no longer working to initiate drivers. Clover has been updated with a new System Parameter setting called NvidiaWeb.

There's a new method for enabling the NVIDIA Web Drivers in the latest versions of Clover. It can be turned on and off by editing /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist to add SystemParameters/NvidiaWeb. This takes the place of nvda_drv=1 boot flag, which will not work in macOS Sierra.

1. Mount EFI Partition
2. Open /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with text edit, Xcode, or Plist Editor Pro
3. Edit as shown below:

Code (Text):
<key>SystemParameters</key>
<dict>
<key>InjectKexts</key>
<string>YES</string>
<key>InjectSystemID</key>
<true/>
<key>NvidiaWeb</key>
<true/>
</dict>

4. Remove Boot/Arguments/nvda_drv=1 if necessary
5. Save and reboot

For full information:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/new-method-for-enabling-nvidia-web-drivers-in-clover.202341/

Common Problems and Solutions:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/161256-solving-nvidia-driver-install-problems.html

NVIDIA Drivers - Latest:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/nvidia-drivers/

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wow that was fast

FYI: the build number for 10.12.4 is 16E195
 

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Might be a good idea to put in 1st post that this does NOT include Pascal support (unless by chance it does) as this is what a LOT of people will be looking at this thread for...
 
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Might be a good idea to put in 1st post that this does NOT include Pascal support (unless by chance it does) as this is what a LOT of people will be looking at this thread for...
Yep. As quickly as they are releasing new drivers (meaning people are actively working on the Mac drivers), I'd hoped to have Pascal support long ago. I may have to go the route of two GPUs soon.
 
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Hm, I've contacted Nvidia support (I have problems with webdriver & EVGA GTX 970), and they said that:

>> The webdrivers are not officially released by NVIDIA.
>> The webdrivers would developed / written by Apple or third parties. We will not be able to comment on the functionality of these drivers as it is not officially provided by us.

What do you guys think, does it make sense at all to contact Nvidia support for bug reporting?
 
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Hm, I've contacted Nvidia support (I have problems with webdriver & EVGA GTX 970), and they said that:

>> The webdrivers are not officially released by NVIDIA.
>> The webdrivers would developed / written by Apple or third parties. We will not be able to comment on the functionality of these drivers as it is not officially provided by us.

What do you guys think, does it make sense at all to contact Nvidia support for bug reporting?
The web drivers may be developed by a third party, but they are definitely officially released by Nvidia. The download site is on their domain.
 
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