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NVIDIA Updates Web Drivers for 10.8.4 (313.01.02f01)

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Today i got this message for the first time from the new NVIDIA System Preferences pane that a new driver is available. I couldn't find this update on their site as a standalone- this could be the first direct update for users of the NVIDIA Web drivers.

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NVIDIA Web Driver 313.01.02f01
http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-313.01.02f01-driver.html
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How to Install the Web Drivers:
In order to flag the alternate drivers on a CustoMac, you must install the package and also add the flag manually to the chameleon.org.Boot.plist. For Chimera bootloader:

1. Open Finder
2. Navigate to /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist
3. Open in TextEdit
4. Add nvda_drv=1 to Kernel Flags as shown:

Example Usage:

Code:
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>darkwake=0 nvda_drv=1</string>
5. Save and reboot

You should be on the new NVIDIA drivers. :)

Related:
NVIDIA Releases Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Graphics Drivers

Please note that these drivers should be considered experimental. If you aren't having any issues, do not install- the native OS X drivers work great for most people.
 

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NVDAGK100HalWeb:


Version: 8.14.11
Last Modified: 6/11/13 1:35 AM
Get Info String: NVDAGK100HalWeb 8.14.11 (313.01.02f01)
Kind: Intel
Architectures: x86_64
64-Bit (Intel): Yes
Location: /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAGK100HalWeb.kext
Kext Version: 8.1.4
Load Address: 0xffffff7f824e2000
Valid: Yes
Authentic: Yes
Dependencies: Satisfied


NVDAResmanWeb:


Version: 8.14.11
Last Modified: 6/11/13 1:35 AM
Get Info String: NVDAResmanWeb 8.14.11 (313.01.02f01)
Kind: Intel
Architectures: x86_64
64-Bit (Intel): Yes
Location: /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAResmanWeb.kext
Kext Version: 8.1.4
Load Address: 0xffffff7f8225e000
Valid: Yes
Authentic: Yes
Dependencies: Satisfied
 

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Are folks getting real performance differences between web and native drivers? Using an OC'd GTX 670, I only achieved about a 2-3 FPS gain in Unigine Heaven ("ultra" with 2xAA at 1440p). I it is a tiny bump but seemingly w/in the margin of error and/or not actually noticeable.
 
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Awesome! But when will it release to nvidias homepage? i have just installed mountain lion and it was with 10.8.4. The last one is just for 10.8.3.
 
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Thanks mate! Yes im using Mac Pro 3,1
 
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Possible hope for Fermi owners with this, not holding out too much though! The FreezeFix app is doing a good job in ML however, just be nice to not require this.
 
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