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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS Sierra 10.12.2 (367.15.10.25)

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NVIDIA has released alternate graphics drivers for macOS Sierra 10.12.2. 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, 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 10.12.2 (16C68)

https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/367/WebDriver-367.15.10.25f02.pkg

NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS 10.12.2 (16C67)

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/113889/en-us

NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS 10.12.2 (Beta)

https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/367/WebDriver-367.15.10.25b06.pkg

How to Install the Web Drivers:
In order to use the alternate drivers on a CustoMac, you must first install the driver package.

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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:
<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:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/161256-solving-nvidia-driver-install-problems.html

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Does anyone know if these drivers support the older cards too? Apple removed support for the GTX 260 in the 10.12 native drivers. Right now limping along by using the 10.11 Kext and waiting to see what develops between Pascal and AMD support before I buy a new card.
 
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GTX 970 is rocking... :lol:
 
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Does anyone know if these drivers support the older cards too? Apple removed support for the GTX 260 in the 10.12 native drivers. Right now limping along by using the 10.11 Kext and waiting to see what develops between Pascal and AMD support before I buy a new card.
I can't speak for your GTX 260, but usually the WebDrivers support all common cards from previous generations, even those which Apple doesn't like (Example: It's the only way to get acceleration Kepler-based GT 730 or Fermi-based GTX 560Ti).

So just go ahead and give it a try! :thumbup:
 
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