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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.10.4 (346.01.03, 346.02.02)

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NVIDIA has released their alternate graphics drivers for OS X Yosemite 10.10.4. 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 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, 750Ti, 960, 970, and 980 'Maxwell' graphics cards. There are no current Macs with these cards, so support is absent natively in OS X.

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.
Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 1.57.21 PM.pngDownload the NVIDIA Web Drivers (10.10.4 Build 14E46) (NEW 2015-07-30)
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/88655/en-us

How to Install the Web Drivers:
In order to use the alternate drivers on a CustoMac, you must first install the driver package. Also make sure to choose NVIDIA Web Driver using the standard menubar or system preference pane then reboot.
Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 11.25.00 AM.pngNOTE: In addition to setting nvda_drv=1 to NVRAM, as required by real Macs, NVIDIA now adds nvda_drv=1 kernel flag to /Extra/org.Chameleon.boot.plist automatically. There are no additional steps to take.
Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 1.57.26 PM.pngRelated:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/os-x-updates/162108-os-x-10-10-4-update.html
http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/161334-nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-10-10-3-346-01-02-a.html
http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/155506-nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-10-10-2-343-02-02-a.html
http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/149031-nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-10-10-1-343-01-02-a.html
http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-for-10-10-0-343-01-01-with-maxwell-geforce-gtx-970-an.143435/
http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/141687-nvidia-releases-alternate-graphics-drivers-10-9-5-334-01-03f01.html
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Please note that these drivers should be considered experimental. If you aren't having any issues, do not install- the native OS X drivers work great for most people.
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.10.4 (346.01.03)

Thanks!

Any special considerations for using these drivers with an X99 build? I was having some boot issues with the last version, so i uninstalled them. I obviously don't need them with a 770, but I'm considering a 970, and would like to have stable drivers.
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.10.4 (346.01.03)

NOTE: In addition to setting nvda_drv=1 to NVRAM, as required by real Macs, NVIDIA now adds nvda_drv=1 kernel flag to /Extra/org.Chameleon.boot.plist automatically. There are no additional steps to take.
Wait a second - nVidia is now officially hackintosh-friendly? o_O
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.10.4 (346.01.03)

These drivers worked perfectly for my Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 thanks!
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.10.4 (346.01.03)

Wait a second - nVidia is now officially hackintosh-friendly? o_O
Woah, really? Anyone else confirm? Has anyone checked if they modify anything with Clover?
 

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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.10.4 (346.01.03)

Woah, really? Anyone else confirm? Has anyone checked if they modify anything with Clover?
I, too, can confirm what tonymacx86 posted. However, I don't use Clover.
 

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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.10.4 (346.01.03)

Woah, really? Anyone else confirm? Has anyone checked if they modify anything with Clover?
They don't do anything with Clover that I have noticed. Particularly because Clover is most often installed on the EFI partition which isn't mounted after loading the OS.
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.10.4 (346.01.03)

Didn't had success with my ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB DDR5 128-bit on Asrock z97 extreme 6 with i5 4690. I updated the system first then i installed drivers and now my screen goes to sleep after apple logo boot
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.10.4 (346.01.03)

Didn't had success with my ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB DDR5 128-bit on Asrock z97 extreme 6 with i5 4690. I updated the system first then i installed drivers and now my screen goes to sleep after apple logo boot
The same with my MSI GTX 760 OC 2GB 256 bit
 
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