- Jun 19, 2013
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Em... it seems that it won't have a best chance to upgrade macOS at the moment.There is no official path to upgrade to a version of macOS later than High Sierra and keep a Nvidia video card active with the Web Drivers. With Mojave Apple removed the stub frameworks that the Web Drivers need to connect with, and Apple did not give Nvidia a developers license that could be used to create the necessary driver kexts.
The last time Nvidia released a Web Driver package was about 2 years ago to match up with the last security update Apple released for High Sierra. All they did this time was repackage that release with a new certificate to replace the revoked one.
The only Nvidia support available in Mojave through Big Sur is for GPUs that Apple used as OEM chips. That is only Kepler based Geforce GT 600 and 700 series cards. All Nvidia support is gone from Monterey.
I have seen the occasional mention of hacks being done to the existing Web Drivers to let them run on later versions of the macOS than High Sierra, but have no idea how successful those have been. Recently Nvidia released open source drivers, possibly someone could modify the Linux source to be compatible with recent versions of macOS, but I don't know if anyone is taking that approach. Realistically the practical approach to going to an OS later than High Sierra is an AMD card supported by the Apple drivers.
Wish Nvidia will do something for Big Sur and Mojave as sooner.