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NVIDIA launched "Maxwell" based GTX 960 graphics card in January 2015

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Hi there!

I have just ordered my ASUS GeForce GT 960 Strix OC.

Right now I'm using Gigabyte HD Radeon 6870 on my system. I have some stuff written on boot.plist for the card I have now. I wonder if I should delete some of them after I put my gt 960 on it?

My system is:
Yosemite installed
-Gigabyte ga-z68x-ud3h-b3
-Intel i5 2500k
-Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870
-16 GB Corsair ram

My boot.plist looks like:
Code:
	<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	[B]<key>AtiConfig</key>[/B]
[B]	<string>Duckweed</string>[/B]
[B]	<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>[/B]
[B]	<string>Yes</string>[/B]
	<key>IGPEnabler</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>Kernel Flags</key>
	<string>kext-dev-mode=1</string>
	<key>Legacy Logo</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>Timeout</key>
	<string>2</string>
        <key>HDEFLayoutID</key>
        <string>01000000</string>
        <key>GenerateCStates</key>
        <string>Yes</string>
        <key>GeneratePStates</key>
        <string>Yes</string>
        <key>UseKernelCache</key>
        <string>Yes</string>
	<key>HDAEnabler</key>
	<string>No</string>
 
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@rethua: can't help you I'm not using Chimera. But from what I see you should remove any AMD/ATI related flag (e.g. AMD injection) and change GraphicsEnabler to no. When you put the 960 for the first time, boot with kernel flags nv_disable=1 and -x, install NV web drivers, reboot. Should be ok.
 

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Thank you, I got my card today, havent tested yet but probably will tomorrow. I will write after I test it.
 
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...By the way, is there any way to control fan speed or any program like that to overclock from OS?

Not that I'm aware of. The problem is that Apple doesn't yet support the Maxwell cards which is why we need to use the nVidia Web drivers. Neither Yosemite nor the nVidia drivers support Maxwell power management.
 
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Damn, so what I understand from this is that we might not get the best performance from our cards yet?

Btw I found unigine benchmark for mac to make some tests. The results were not bad anyway.
 
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Fans speeds are managed by the card itself. Too hot? Increase rpm. Cooler? Let's stop them from spinning. Doesn't matter if you have a functional OS or not. If the card is powered then the cooling is automatic. (e.g. on UEFI menus, fans of my 960 are stopped).

So yes you should not expect the same level of performance under Mac OS but only because Nvidia Web Drivers are far less optimised than Windows ones. Not because of heat issue.

And +1 to stork's answer: you cannot OC your card unfortunately (not I think that matters but that's another point).
 
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Thanks for the info, well im pretty fine with it anyway, much much better than my old radeon hd 6870 anyway :)
 
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