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NVIDIA Drivers Work on Laptops?

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Does anyone know if these kexts work on the mobile / laptop series of NVidia video cards, like the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 GDDR5 8GB?

I am thinking of a gigabyte laptop for Sierra, and here are the specs: (sorry they do not list the controllers ((where to look that up??)) I am sorry if this is in the wrong category, but most of the laptops that have good video cards are NVIDIA for sale. A Gigbyte P57X v7

http://www.gigabyte.us/Laptop/P57X-v7#sp


NVIDIA has released alternate graphics drivers for macOS Sierra 10.12.6. 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.

NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS 10.12.6 (16G29)

https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.05.05.25f01.pkg

How to Install the Web Drivers:

In order to use the alternate drivers on a CustoMac, you must first install the driver package.
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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Does anyone know if these kexts work on the mobile / laptop series of NVidia video cards, like the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 GDDR5 8GB?

I am thinking of a gigabyte laptop for Sierra, and here are the specs: (sorry they do not list the controllers ((where to look that up??)) I am sorry if this is in the wrong category, but most of the laptops that have good video cards are NVIDIA for sale. A Gigbyte P57X v7

http://www.gigabyte.us/Laptop/P57X-v7#sp
if it is optimus, then no, you can only use intel video on laptops

unless you can turn off intel video in bios then you can use nvidia
 
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I got Nvidia drivers working with my gigabyte P55W. See the last post.
 
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