gtx980 and latest sierra

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  1. kunia macrumors regular

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    I'm about to pick up a nvidia gtx980. I'm currently running 10.12.3 sierra and latest nvidia web driver, and everything is ok with my old gtx 680. I've read a few things online saying that there are issues with 9xx cards.
    Can anyone confirm this? I'm on a cmp 5,1.

    Thanks
     
  2. rahaney macrumors newbie

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    Have read the same, thinking about a 980ti myself, pre-sierra here.
     
  3. PowerMike G5 macrumors 6502

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    If it helps... I'm running the GTX Titan X without any issue on the latest driver and OS. I also ran the GTX980 SC beforehand (non-flashed) with never one issue either. Still have the GTX980 stored away.
     
  4. rahaney macrumors newbie

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    You follow any particular guide for the above? Do you have bootcamp?
     
  5. kunia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!
    As long as it runs...Any minor issues I'll figure out myself. Good old crappy gt120 and 680 are the if I need a boot screen.
     
  6. Filin Contributor

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    My flashed GTX 980 works fine with latest Sierra
     
  7. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Do you mind to try if you can access the recovery partition? Million thanks in advance!
     
  8. Filin Contributor

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    Just tried. No problem with recovery partition access.
    But Sierra was installed on GT120, GTX980 was installed later
     
  9. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Thanks, it's good to know that the flashed 980 can still work on the Sierra recovery partition.
     
  10. Rustus Maximus macrumors 6502

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    Only issue we have with the GTX980 is no displayport audio. Other than that, it works flawlessly.
     
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  12. itdk92 macrumors 6502

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    Funny part is the only issues we I had (on multiple machines) were if I tried to run two of the same nVidia cards at the same time, and only in Final Cut Pro X

    With one card per tipe, no problem at all.
     
  13. AUser2017 macrumors newbie

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    I had big issues with my flashed 980 after the sierra upgrade. After the upgrade my mp5.1 was booting up with the apple logo and then all screens went black and the fans run very loud...Only a cold shutdown was possible. I tried everything... Clean Install on a external hd, but the same behavior happened. Under Bootcamp everything was ok.
    I was confused, cause with elcap everything worked normal. So i started my oddysee in the web to find out, what the problem was... After a very long search in a lot of forums, i found a little post in a hackintosh forum about black screen with dual displays with the advice to use only one display. I thought, ********, 2 displays worked in 10.11, so why not in sierra? But at last I tried it and bam sierra booted up... I was so glad, that my mp wasn´t broken.
    But how can i use 2 displays again... Another little post gave me the tip to use displayport instead of dvi. I bought a dp to dvi cable for one Display and hdmi for the other one. And Bam it worked... Sierra with 2 Displays and till now everything works fine...great...
     
  14. joot macrumors member

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    Is there a particular brand of 980 GTX that is preferred over other brands?
     
  15. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    EVGA usually works well.
     
  16. pierrox macrumors regular

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    And their customer care seems much better too.
     
  17. kunia thread starter macrumors regular

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    No issues so far with my GTX 980 - works great in recent latest macos and in windows 10.
    I don't use audio from display ports so I can't comment on that.

    edit: it's evga gtx 980 sc
     
  18. Macinsquatch macrumors member

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    Running an EVGA 980ti Hybrid in my 09 Mac pro with current version of Sierra. No problems with the web drivers.
     
  19. Macdctr macrumors regular

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    I just installed OS 10.12.4 on my MP 5,1 and my GTX980 stopped working. I tried to download drivers from macvidcards and web drivers still do not work...
     
  20. Filin Contributor

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    Sometimes after update, driver need to be switched from default macOS driver to Nvidia web driver via control panel. Also pram reset may help
     
  21. jeeplj8 macrumors member

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    I have a 970 working with Sierra 10.4.

    You MUST download the latest drivers from NVidea for it to work. Then it works like a champ. Their control panel is very similar to the windows version.
     
  22. Macdctr macrumors regular

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    I did but for some reason it did not work. I just re-downloaded the latest drivers and restarted my cmp.... all good now! I also switched to the Nvidia Web Driver...
     
  23. DearthnVader macrumors regular

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    There was a change to the NVRam variable from 10.11.x to 10.12.x, so if that's what you upgraded from, setting the drivers from the NVDA Control Panel fixes the issue.
     

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