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NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (378.05.05.15)

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NVIDIA has released alternate graphics drivers for macOS Sierra 10.12.5. 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.

NOTE: These drivers are currently the only method to get full acceleration for GeForce GTX 1050, 1050 Ti, 1060, 1070, 1080, 1080 Ti, TITAN Pascal, and TITAN Xp 'Pascal' graphics cards and 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.
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NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers for macOS 10.12.5 (167F3)

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/119315/

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 (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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Unfortunately, the updated drivers did not fix the wake-up from sleep problem of a scrambled and flickering screen for GTX 1060 owners. :(
 
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Everything perfect here. I updated the system yesterday and I was without graphical acceleration. Today I came back from work, I turned on the PC and received a notification from the system that an update was available. I accepted the automatic update I rebooted the PC and my GTX 1080 came back to work

David from Brazil, thanks
 
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Everything perfect here. I updated the system yesterday and I was without graphical acceleration. Today I came back from work, I turned on the PC and received a notification from the system that an update was available. I accepted the automatic update I rebooted the PC and my GTX 1080 came back to work

David from Brazil, thanks
So I can install Sierra to my PC right now with GTX 1060 without any problems and it will work?
 
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So I can install Sierra to my PC right now with GTX 1060 without any problems and it will work?
This driver would have to enable graphic acceleration across VGA with Pascal architecture (from GTX 1050 to 1080Ti)

Make backups of everything there and go ahead
 
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I updated the nvidia driver with the hope that this update fix the epub books in ibooks, that appears as a transparent object and the slowdown in animations that happens from time to time and only come back to normal when i turn off one of my displayport monitors and turn then on again. Unfortunately none of those bugs was fixed by this nvidia driver update.
 
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I updated the nvidia driver with the hope that this update fix the epub books in ibooks, that appears as a transparent object and the slowdown in animations that happens from time to time and only come back to normal when i turn off one of my displayport monitors and turn then on again. Unfortunately none of those bugs was fixed by this nvidia driver update.
Do you read books on your desktop monitor? How?

You can try disabling transparency to see if that helps.

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