NVIDIA Releases Alternate Graphics Drivers for OS X 10.11.2 (346.03.04)

Discussion in 'Graphics' started by tonymacx86, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. tonymacx86

    tonymacx86 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    8,187
    Mobo:
    GA-Z270X-UD5
    CPU:
    Core i3-7100
    Graphics:
    HD 630
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro, Mac mini
    Classic Mac:
    Apple, PowerBook
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Dec 9, 2015 at 12:45 PM #1
    tonymacx86

    tonymacx86 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    8,187
    Mobo:
    GA-Z270X-UD5
    CPU:
    Core i3-7100
    Graphics:
    HD 630
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro, Mac mini
    Classic Mac:
    Apple, PowerBook
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    351px-Nvidia_logo.svg.png

    NVIDIA has released alternate graphics drivers for OS X El Capitan 10.11.2. 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 OS X.
    Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 7.46.38 AM.png 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 OS X 10.11.2 (15C50)
    http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/96651/en-us


    Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 7.46.42 AM.png How to Install the Web Drivers:
    In order to use the alternate drivers on a CustoMac, you must first install the driver package. Also make sure to choose NVIDIA Web Driver using the standard menubar or system preference pane then reboot.

    Common Problems and Solutions:
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/161256-solving-nvidia-driver-install-problems.html

    Related:
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/os-x-updates/177647-os-x-10-11-2-update.html
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/...raphics-drivers-os-x-10-11-1-346-03-03-a.html
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/...raphics-drivers-os-x-10-11-0-346-03-02-a.html
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/...ate-graphics-drivers-10-10-5-346-02-03-a.html
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/...ate-graphics-drivers-10-10-4-346-01-03-a.html
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/...ate-graphics-drivers-10-10-3-346-01-02-a.html
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/...ate-graphics-drivers-10-10-3-346-01-02-a.html
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/...ate-graphics-drivers-10-10-2-343-02-02-a.html
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/...ate-graphics-drivers-10-10-1-343-01-02-a.html
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/n...01-01-with-maxwell-geforce-gtx-970-an.143435/
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
  2. MarkFreeman

    MarkFreeman

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5
    Mobo:
    ASUS P8Z68-V
    CPU:
    i5-2500k
    Graphics:
    GTX 750
    Dec 9, 2015 at 2:49 PM #2
    MarkFreeman

    MarkFreeman

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5
    Mobo:
    ASUS P8Z68-V
    CPU:
    i5-2500k
    Graphics:
    GTX 750
    Updated without problems. Green light from me.
     
  3. smixreg

    smixreg

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Mobo:
    Gigabyte P67-UD7-B3
    CPU:
    Core i7 2600
    Graphics:
    Geforce 980Ti
    Dec 9, 2015 at 3:40 PM #3
    smixreg

    smixreg

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Mobo:
    Gigabyte P67-UD7-B3
    CPU:
    Core i7 2600
    Graphics:
    Geforce 980Ti
    Be advised that these drivers, like 346.03.03f02 before them, result in always reproducible (and quite frequent) FCPX 10.2.2 crashes on the CVDisplayLink thread (CoreImage/CoreVideo) in some configurations with Maxwell cards (there are reports for 780 and 980Ti, but more may suffer from this) rendering it unusable. The most recent version of the drivers that worked with FCPX on ElCapitan were 346.03.03f1.
     
  4. ralniv

    ralniv

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Mobo:
    Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI
    CPU:
    Intel Core i5 2500K
    Graphics:
    Radeon 6870
    Mac:
    MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Mac Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    Android, iOS
    Dec 9, 2015 at 6:27 PM #4
    ralniv

    ralniv

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Mobo:
    Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI
    CPU:
    Intel Core i5 2500K
    Graphics:
    Radeon 6870
    Mac:
    MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Mac Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    Android, iOS
    I have a 2008 Mac Pro with a GTX 960 installed. I have to swap in an officially supported graphics card each time I update the OS and nvidia drivers. Is it possible to issue an nv_disable=1 boot argument (or something comparable) for an actual Mac?

    The answer is YES! Below is the command that I will enter tonight from the terminal:
    Code (Text):
    sudo nvram boot-args="nv_disable=1"
    I may have to re-enable the nvidia driver using boot arguments as well...
    Code (Text):
    sudo nvram boot-args="nvda_drv=1"
     
  5. beep

    beep

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    78
    Mobo:
    P8Z68-V PRO/GEN
    CPU:
    i7 2700k
    Graphics:
    2xGTX 980 Ti
    Dec 9, 2015 at 9:51 PM #5
    beep

    beep

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    78
    Mobo:
    P8Z68-V PRO/GEN
    CPU:
    i7 2700k
    Graphics:
    2xGTX 980 Ti
    Should we stay with the old drivers or it is stable now?
     
  6. dmilith

    dmilith

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Messages:
    24
    Mobo:
    GA-Z77X-UP5TH
    CPU:
    i7 3770
    Graphics:
    Geforce GTX 660
    Mac:
    iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
    Dec 10, 2015 at 5:24 PM #6
    dmilith

    dmilith

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Messages:
    24
    Mobo:
    GA-Z77X-UP5TH
    CPU:
    i7 3770
    Graphics:
    Geforce GTX 660
    Mac:
    iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
    Just works.
     
  7. lokicat

    lokicat

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    246
    Mobo:
    GA-X99-Gaming 5P
    CPU:
    i7-5820K @ 4.25 Ghz
    Graphics:
    eVGA GTX 980 Ti
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Dec 11, 2015 at 6:31 AM #7
    lokicat

    lokicat

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    246
    Mobo:
    GA-X99-Gaming 5P
    CPU:
    i7-5820K @ 4.25 Ghz
    Graphics:
    eVGA GTX 980 Ti
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    This refuses to load for my X99 system. Works fine in 10.11.1, but it will not load web drivers and I've tried both Mac Pro 6,1 and 5,1 definition.

    Update - reinstalled everything and now working.
     
  8. tabarus

    tabarus

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    328
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    Apple
    Mobile Phone:
    Android
    Dec 11, 2015 at 9:12 AM #8
    tabarus

    tabarus

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    328
    Mac:
    MacBook Pro
    Classic Mac:
    Apple
    Mobile Phone:
    Android
    Works fine with my MSI GTX780 Ti under 10.11.2
     
  9. EddyMac

    EddyMac

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    742
    Mobo:
    GA-Z170X-UD5 TH
    CPU:
    Core i7 6700K
    Graphics:
    NVIDIA GTX 970
    Mac:
    MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Dec 11, 2015 at 12:28 PM #9
    EddyMac

    EddyMac

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    742
    Mobo:
    GA-Z170X-UD5 TH
    CPU:
    Core i7 6700K
    Graphics:
    NVIDIA GTX 970
    Mac:
    MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Can we safely go back to 346.03.03f1?
     
  10. escobol

    escobol

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Messages:
    24
    Mobo:
    10.9.5
    CPU:
    3770k
    Graphics:
    2x r9 280x
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Dec 12, 2015 at 1:45 AM #10
    escobol

    escobol

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Messages:
    24
    Mobo:
    10.9.5
    CPU:
    3770k
    Graphics:
    2x r9 280x
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    anyone got 346.03.03f1 modded for 10.11.2 ?


    edit: ive modded them, keeps reseting (start only with nv_disable=1)
     

Share This Page