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Wow- more new NVIDIA drivers from the manufacturer's site. Netkas says the 580 works oob. :eek:

Download the driver pack: http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-270 ... river.html

You must have Mac Pro system definition and be on 10.7.3 to use the package. Post your benchmarks before and after here. Testing is underway!

Confirmations of New Graphics Card Support in this thread:

GeForce GTX 590
viewtopic.php?p=322435#p322435

GeForce GTX 580
viewtopic.php?p=322456#p322456

UPDATE 2012-03-18:

We are not recommending users install these for the following reasons:

1) The kexts Apple ships in 10.7.3 are version 270.05.20f02. These kexts are version 270.00.00f01. So the Apple kexts are a newer version.
2) These kexts are benchmarking the same or slighly lower than the Apple kexts.
3) OpenCL is still NOT enabled for Fermi cards in this release without patching.
4) It's only advantage over the Apple shipped kexts is there is no need patch the kexts to add the 560/570/580 device ids.

MacMan's 10.7.2 / 10.7.3 OpenCL Enabler introduced in MultiBeast 4.3.0 does patch the Apple shipped kexts to add the 560/570/580 device ids and enables OpenCL on all Fermi based cards.
 
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Finally! My GTX460 only displayed one resolution, maybe now it will display more than one!!!! Will update soon.
 

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woow, thanks for news :) thanks :)
 
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Kepler is coming :lol: :headbang:
 
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Mother of god...

Alright, I'm gonna attempt to get this working with 2 GTX 580's and I'll let you all know what happens. I've been unsuccessful in the past, upgrading to 10.7.3, I was only able to stay at 10.7 with full graphics acceleration on both cards. But even then, 3D applications would hang the system. Hopefully this will solve those problems!
 
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wow pretty good . hope this drivers make better
 
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Hmmmm, no luck for me. My GTX460 still only displays one resolution: 1280X1024
 
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Nothing changed for me, GTX 460 SE
 
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teolino said:
Nothing changed for me, GTX 460 SE
^^ do you have all resolutions available?
 

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MacTechReviews said:
teolino said:
Nothing changed for me, GTX 460 SE
^^ do you have all resolutions available?

This thread is not for graphics troubleshooting.
 
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