MacBook Pro: is the graphics card performance better at 10.3 than at 10.4 with nvidia GPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by patrick1234, May 10, 2019.

  1. patrick1234 macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2008
    Hello, ask for an advice, please.

    i have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15', Mitte 2014) with dual Graphikcards,
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2 GB
    and the less power one:
    Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB

    i hae read:
    macOS Mojave requires a graphics card that supports Apple's graphics framework Metal, but until updated web drivers are released, many Nvidia graphics cards are incompatible with the operating system. In the meantime, some users have downgraded back to macOS High Sierra. Until now is no driver for 10.4.

    Is it right or?
    is it better when I like use the Nvidia to downgrade to 10.3?
  2. iMacDragon macrumors 68000


    Oct 18, 2008
    I can't speak for performance, but the 650 and 750 are supported on mojave, it's the older nvidia's that aren't.
  3. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Nvidia and Apple are not friends. Apple is not expending a lot of effort to make Nvidia cards perform better.
  4. MACFAN1700 macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2012
    --- Post Merged, May 18, 2019 ---
    Synthetic benchmarks will put Metal on par with Open CL in Mojave, but render times are about 30 percent faster on the previous OSX that supported NVIDIA CUDA. Don’t upgrade and lose CUDA unless you have to for some other reason.
  5. patrick1234 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2008
    thank you,
    for me, the only important thing to know is which version is more "smoother" with surfing on safari?

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