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

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  1. wtgserpant

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    Dec 14, 2016 at 8:18 PM #21
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    TBH 950 works quite well if you don't need to push the boundaries with heavy editing & gaming. If you are aiming for a production machine, 970/980s would definitely save you time on the rendering end.
     
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    Dec 14, 2016 at 8:26 PM #22
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    I do graphic design and music production, mostly need a card for my 4K monitor...HD 530 has no DP and my monitor only supports 30hz over hdmi
     
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    Dec 14, 2016 at 9:34 PM #23
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    I use gtx 260 on sierra with success. U Just need to replace nvdastartup.kext from El Capitan
     
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    Dec 14, 2016 at 9:35 PM #24
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    I just updated from the app store with only minor issues.
    The Nvidia web driver needed to be installed and then I had to choose my previous color profile.
    Other than that, it worked.
     
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    Dec 14, 2016 at 9:42 PM #25
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    I'm on 10.12.1 right now, with a 970 card. I haven't installed this nVidia driver update yet.

    Can I install this update on 10.12.1, and then upgrade to 10.12.2 without having to reinstall the driver?

    I ask because Stork's instructions (macOS 10.12.2 Update) specifically say to install the nVidia update *after* the OS update, and I'm wondering why that's required. If I do it that way, then I have to boot once under 10.12.2 without compatible video drivers for it, and I don't want to risk not having a working display.
     
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    Dec 14, 2016 at 9:46 PM #26
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    It wont let you do it before, it needs to match the OS version.
    It will boot in non accelerated mode without the driver and then should pop up asking to update it.
     
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    Dec 14, 2016 at 9:46 PM #27
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    I installed the graphics update (unofficial) and my computer crashed before I got to installing the 10.12.2.
    Maybe that's why stork advises otherwise?

    As usual, I just screen shared in and carried remotely from MBP (on a real mac - no boot screen).

    Bkendig, would you please run openglextensions viewer for me and hit test - tell me if you get diagonal glitches at all?
     
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    Dec 14, 2016 at 9:50 PM #28
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    Aha, thank you - so that's what the original post above means when it says "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."

    I thought the driver would update itself to the latest version even if you didn't update your macOS version. Instead, you're saying that each specific macOS version has a specific version of the driver for it, and that driver won't work with other macOS versions. Thank you - I can work with that (especially if it's nice enough to automatically prompt me to update the driver after I upgrade macOS).
     
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    Dec 14, 2016 at 9:51 PM #29
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    That's exactly right. Each official release can only be installed on its intended OS version or build, unless you alter it.
     
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    Dec 14, 2016 at 9:55 PM #30
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    Sure, I can do that this evening when I get home to my h'tosh. Pre or post update, does it matter to you?
     

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