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NVIDIA has released their alternate graphics drivers for OS X Mavericks 10.9.5. 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.

If you've installed the drivers before, you may get a notification to update to the 10.9.5 drivers from the built in System Preferences pane.
Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 8.07.37 AM.pngNVIDIA Web Driver 334.01.03 10.9.5 (Build 13F1603)
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/97607/en-us

NVIDIA Web Driver 334.01.03 10.9.5 (Build 13F1134)

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/93422/en-us



Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 8.07.42 AM.pngHow to Install the Web Drivers:
In order to flag the alternate drivers on a CustoMac using Chameleon/Chimera, you must install the package and also add the flag manually to the chameleon.org.Boot.plist. If you use Clover, you can toggle back and forth using the standard menubar or system preference pane.

1. Open Finder
2. Navigate to /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist
3. Open in TextEdit
4. Add nvda_drv=1 to Kernel Flags as shown:

Example Usage:

Code:
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>nvda_drv=1</string>
5. Save and reboot

You should be on the new NVIDIA drivers. :)

Related:
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.3 (331.01.01f01)
NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.2 (331.01.01)
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NVIDIA Updates Web Drivers for 10.8.4 (313.01.02f01)
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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 10.9.5 (334.01.03f01)

do you think i need nvidia web drivers? because I'm running 3 1080p monitors with the 760 and its working great for me no laggy/sluggish graphics or nothing
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.5 (334.01.03f01)

Do you think this will activist the HDMI feature on the GTX 770? Im currently only seeing audio on my board z87x-ud7 th
 

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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.5 (334.01.03f01)

From personal experience using Nvidia's drivers for a few months, they have performance problems for sure. When playing games, I noticed I would sometimes have lag spikes quite often in cycles almost. And sometimes my performance would be just what it shouldn't have been. Turns out that the VRAM speeds and sometimes the core speed of the GPU would randomly dip. Also, regular performance just wasn't as nice either, when switching back to native drivers my FPS was higher... Also too frequently was my core and VRAM speeds just not as high as they should have been, they were throttled even during intense gameplay.

Maybe these ones are different, but I have always had better luck with the native ones.

GPU: MSi Lightning GTX 680
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.5 (334.01.03f01)

Looks like no joy on Mavericks 10.9.5 running 4K display in 60Hz (DP 1.2 MST mode) with latest drivers.
Hope to see it in a month time with Yosemite...
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.5 (334.01.03f01)

Does anyone test these with Maxwell Architecture?
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.5 (334.01.03f01)

Hmm, I wonder when the GTX 980/970 Driver will come out since I ordered a 980 and I don't want to not be able to use my OS X :think:
 
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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.5 (334.01.03f01)


NVIDIA has released their alternate graphics drivers for OS X Mavericks 10.9.5. 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.

If you've installed the drivers before, you may get a notification to update to the 10.9.5 drivers from the built in System Preferences pane.
View attachment 104546NVIDIA Web Driver 334.01.03f01
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Mac/Quadro_Certified/334.01.03f01/WebDriver-334.01.03f01.pkg
View attachment 104545How to Install the Web Drivers:
In order to flag the alternate drivers on a CustoMac using Chameleon/Chimera, you must install the package and also add the flag manually to the chameleon.org.Boot.plist. If you use Clover, you can toggle back and forth using the standard menubar or system preference pane.

1. Open Finder
2. Navigate to /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist
3. Open in TextEdit
4. Add nvda_drv=1 to Kernel Flags as shown:

Example Usage:

Code:
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>nvda_drv=1</string>
5. Save and reboot

You should be on the new NVIDIA drivers. :)

Related:
NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.4 (333.01.02f02)
NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.3 (331.01.01f01)
NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for 10.9.2 (331.01.01)
NVIDIA Updates Web Drivers for 10.8.5 (313.02.03f01)
NVIDIA Updates Web Drivers for 10.8.4 (313.01.02f01)
NVIDIA Releases Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Graphics Drivers

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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