It might be the next macOS that gets the support for Pascal. Or it might be the next macOS gets support for GTX 20x0 - who knows... but the NDA thing does make sense.I think I'm tending to believe this. The way Nvidia has been handling this situation feels very much like a non-disclosure agreement, and Apple in the past has been adamant that new products get support for hardware before competition (think of intel CPU releases) Now I know it's a bit different than an already existing video card, but I feel by now either Nvidia would have supported the released drivers, or said they wouldn't be... unless they've agreed to not disclose this. That would make sense to not tip Apple's hand to a product announcement.
Current MacPro 15 requires 5 display support. Desktops, i.e. imminent iMac 27, current Mac Pro, drive a 6 display requirement. In 2009, AMD introduced Eyefinity 6 display support on Radeon and FirePro graphics cards. Nvidia stops at 5 displays. Desktops drove laptops to AMD.Just because they went AMD for their laptops doesn't mean it will be the same situation for their desktops.
Simple math, current imac 27: native 5K display, 2x DP 1.2.doesn't make much sense.
(Some) Pascal cards support dp1.3 which can support a 5k 60z signal in one port/cableSimple math, current imac 27: native 5K display, 2x DP 1.2.
Imminent iMac: internal 5K and 2 external 5K or 4 external 4K displays requires 6x DP 1.2.
Maybe is for this?True but doesn't change this part: "A series of new available positions advertised by Nvidia seek software engineers for the company's Mac graphics drivers team. Qualified applicants should have experience with Apple's Metal cross-platform application programming interface, featured on new Macs as well as iOS devices."
We all know they are working on a new Mac Pro. Just because they went AMD for their laptops doesn't mean it will be the same situation for their desktops.
True, Polaris does support DP1.3 as well, but it's useless for Apple since TB3 spec doesn't include DP1.3. They have to rely on two DP1.2 streams per display instead.(Some) Pascal cards support dp1.3 which can support a 5k 60z signal in one port/cable