NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS Sierra 10.12.3 (367.15.10.35)

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  1. tonymacx86

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    Jan 24, 2017 at 10:30 PM #1
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    NVIDIA has released alternate graphics drivers for macOS Sierra 10.12.3. 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 10.12.3 (16D32)

    https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/367/WebDriver-367.15.10.35f01.pkg

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

    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 (Text):
    <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:
    https://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/161256-solving-nvidia-driver-install-problems.html

    NVIDIA Drivers - Latest:
    https://www.tonymacx86.com/nvidia-drivers/

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    Pascal?
     
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    why oh why! still getting incompatible, still unable to check the use web drivers box in driver panel >< might just wipe and do a vanilla install at this point.. spent that last few hours trying all the work arounds to no avail :(
     
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    Nope.

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    Click on the lock to make changes on the nVidia Driver Panel.. If you choose NVIDIA Web Driver and each time you boot this setting revert back to OS X Default Driver, then it most likely you forgot to add NvidiaWeb to your config.plist.

    Code (Text):
    <key>NvidiaWeb</key>
    <true/>
     
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    I too have the same problem, AND the NvidiaWeb portion is in the config.plist. I have also done the usual permission fix etc. but to no avail!
     
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    Updated perfectly with my GTX 970. Updated macOS, booted without acceleration. At the desktop it prompted me to update, I did and rebooted. Everything is working fine.
     
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    When I click the lock and type my password everything remains greyed out and unclickable, and I can't even select it after a fresh drive install to try and reboot with Web Drivers selected.

    I've checked over and over again that the config.plist is spot on, NividaWeb right where it should be (as laid out in other threads), removed the old boot arguments, checked the info.plist in NvidiaStartupWeb.kext just to be sure its proper as well. I'm totally lost here.

    Another thing I found strange (which is why I'm making a USB right now for a vanilla install), is that my driver manager pane never showed a new update was available, as though it didn't realize I was on 10.12.3/16D32, I'm wondering if its there is some sort of system profile or definition that remained in the past and is causing all the problems for me.

    Hoping a clean install irons it all out. Fingers crossed!

    (also, thank you for your reply balazs631 :) )
     
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    Until we read 368.xx.xx.xx in drivers' version, we won't see any Pascal support!
     
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