I thought Mac users didn't need to update drivers for GPUs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theuserjohnny, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    I recently downloaded a driver update from NiVDIA in order to have CUDA support in Adobe PP and Adobe AE.

    I thought driver updates weren't needed on OSX?
  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Why shouldn't they?
    Driver updates are just as needed as on Windows. Only difference is there usually are none. I guess some come stealthy with the 10.X.Y updates but generally they just don't show. Kind of like with Windows notebooks when they deliver one driver at launch and maybe one update if there are serious bugs but all new drivers you need to hack to get installed.
  3. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Driver updates happen, they're just included in Apple updates.

    The difference between the mac and the pc in that regard is that you don't need to go hunting driver updates from a third party.

    They still happen though.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I wish OS X has more frequent updates.

    You'll find with many GPU intensive applications that performance is better in Windows than in OS X due to better drivers.

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