Mojave NVIDIA Drivers

Speedstar

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This has nothing to do with blocking hackintoshing. There are plenty of more effective ways to block hackintoshing.

Read the latest comment from Nvidia:
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Source: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1042279/?comment=5286813

It seems pretty clear that:
  1. They have no drivers for Mojave.
  2. They need help making Mojave drivers.
  3. They are trying to get help from Apple to make Mojave drivers.

Where in that statement do you see any hint or mention of hackintoshers?
[doublepost=1541001214][/doublepost]https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...ia-pc-non-efi-graphics-cards.1440150/page-191
[doublepost=1541001439][/doublepost]It seems NVIDIA Mac Users get into BIG MESS yeeeeaak!

For me the worst case scenario...

But why does RTX have a efi-boot-menu

There might be hope, may the force be with us ....
[doublepost=1541001811][/doublepost]I even pray for WORKING High Sierra 10.13.6>.7
NVIDIA multiGPU
GTX 680+maxwell/pascal webDriver with non broken openCL , metal functions
 

northernmunky

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Well I'm not referring to hackintoshing, for one I have a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU sitting here with a NVIDIA card that I can currently only use in bootcamp.

Not to mention I work for a creative agency with 20 cheesegrater MacPro's with NVIDIA GPUs in them that I want to upgrade to Mojave. That isn't going to happen since it is going to kill all their graphics output! We rely on the NVIDIA WebDrivers to keep them running.
 
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stevemr123

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Well I'm not referring to hackintoshing, for one I have a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU sitting here with a NVIDIA card that I can currently only use in bootcamp.

Not to mention I work for a creative agency with 20 cheesegrater MacPro's with NVIDIA GPUs in them that I want to upgrade to Mojave. That isn't going to happen since it is going to kill all their graphics output! We rely on the NVIDIA WebDrivers to keep them running.
There was an update from nVidia's Comminity Manager today on this issue:

"Thanks for your patience. We hear your frustration. Unfortunately, NVIDIA currently cannot release a driver unless it is approved by Apple.

Our hardware works on OS 10.13 which supports up to (and including) Pascal.

Apple has published a help topic that includes a list of supported hardware for OS 10.14 Mojave. They suggest directing additional inquiries here."
 

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Speedstar

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Well the same here (Apple wants to f#€k us CUDA users at macs) :

Another announcement
About Mojave Drivers :

Developers using Macs with NVIDIA graphics cards are reporting that after upgrading from 10.13 to 10.14 (Mojave) they are experiencing rendering regressions and slow performance.

Apple fully controls drivers for Mac OS. Unfortunately, NVIDIA currently cannot release a driver unless it is approved by Apple.

Our hardware works on OS 10.13 which supports up to (and including) Pascal.

Apple has published a help topic that includes a list of supported hardware for OS 10.14 Mojave. They suggest directing additional inquiries here.

Sincerely,
The Team at Nvidia



https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/.../faq-about-macos-10-14-mojave-nvidia-drivers/
 
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Well I'm not referring to hackintoshing, for one I have a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU sitting here with a NVIDIA card that I can currently only use in bootcamp.

Not to mention I work for a creative agency with 20 cheesegrater MacPro's with NVIDIA GPUs in them that I want to upgrade to Mojave. That isn't going to happen since it is going to kill all their graphics output! We rely on the NVIDIA WebDrivers to keep them running.

Just don’t know why you still have these cheese grater computers with Nvidia cards in them when these GPUs can’t output 10 bit color. If you want your agency to be competitive you’re using the least efffective solution here if your work is color specific.

And if you ever want to get into something like 8K video and compositing you have CPU, memory bandwidth and PCIE bottlenecks in those system that you can’t magically make go away with third party add ons. The motherboard is out of date.


You are better off investing in MBP with Thunderbolt GPU and storage, or wait for the new Mac Pro. Don’t waste any more money on that cheese grater junk. Use it with High Sierra until you are ready to invest.
 

northernmunky

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Just don’t know why you still have these cheese grater computers with Nvidia cards in them when these GPUs can’t output 10 bit color. If you want your agency to be competitive you’re using the least efffective solution here if your work is color specific.

And if you ever want to get into something like 8K video and compositing you have CPU, memory bandwidth and PCIE bottlenecks in those system that you can’t magically make go away with third party add ons. The motherboard is out of date.

You are better off investing in MBP with Thunderbolt GPU and storage, or wait for the new Mac Pro. Don’t waste any more money on that cheese grater junk. Use it with High Sierra until you are ready to invest.
They might be out of date, but they're still very excellent and very capable (and most importantly - upgradable) machines. And the cards can indeed output 10-bit colour, we're actually limited by the cheap monitors we're using that limits us to 8-bit! Besides our clients don't give a stuff about 10-bit colour anyway and we don't do HDR work. 4k yes, 8k is way far far off to even think about right now.

MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt GPU isn't going to cut it either, since both cheese graters and Thunderbolt GPU's are both limited to 4x PCIe so you're not gaining or losing anything there, and the MacBook Pro's max out at 32Gb RAM. Our editing suites all have 64 and 96Gb RAM in them to cope with the work that we do. No one is going to furnish an edit suite with a MacBook.

I'm sorry, but I think you're wrong on all points.

We do have some Trash Can Macs for the higher demand onlining (and they have to sit in Sonnet chassis to we can use Blackmagic SDI breakout boards), but for offline we're sticking with cheese graters.
 
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They might be out of date, but they're still very excellent and very capable (and most importantly - upgradable) machines. And the cards can indeed output 10-bit colour, we're actually limited by the cheap monitors we're using that limits us to 8-bit! Besides our clients don't give a stuff about 10-bit colour anyway and we don't do HDR work. 4k yes, 8k is way far far off to even think about right now.

MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt GPU isn't going to cut it either, since both cheese graters and Thunderbolt GPU's are both limited to 4x PCIe so you're not gaining or losing anything there, and the MacBook Pro's max out at 32Gb RAM. Our editing suites all have 64 and 96Gb RAM in them to cope with the work that we do. No one is going to furnish an edit suite with a MacBook.

I'm sorry, but I think you're wrong on all points.

We do have some Trash Can Macs for the higher demand onlining (and they have to sit in Sonnet chassis to we can use Blackmagic SDI breakout boards), but for offline we're sticking with cheese graters.
I’m the main guy on the pro forums who was testing the web drivers for 9 series Nvidia cards in cheese grater Macs. For 3 years I’ve reported every issue, every bug, and benchmarked these more than anyone.

You’re arguing with the wrong guy.
 

Coyote2006

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I just wonder, my MacBookPro has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB and I'm running Mojave. Does that mean that the grafic card is not being used anymore ? I just see that the quality of my external monitor (AOC Q2770) got worse after Mojave update.
 

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I just wonder, my MacBookPro has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB and I'm running Mojave. Does that mean that the grafic card is not being used anymore ? I just see that the quality of my external monitor (AOC Q2770) got worse after Mojave update.
Your graphics card is still working. The lack of drivers is only a problem with aftermarket cards.
 

jbarley

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Oh GT 640
I read that for 4k output and 4k video playback it's not good.
I have 3 monitors all of them 4k.
I don't mind using a basic graphic card I never game.
But I do watch YouTube and 4k content and all screens have big resolutions.
The script in the provided link is not GT640 specific, it finds the best driver for whatever GPU of the machine it is running on.
If it will help you I can't say, but then neither can you unless you try it.:rolleyes:
 
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I've been checking out this script, it locates, downloads, patches and installs the best available Nvdia driver for your system.
So far It's working pretty good on my MacPro running Mojave 10.14.2

https://github.com/Benjamin-Dobell/nvidia-update

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This is a hack and might not be doing what you think considering you are using a 640. If you have to disable SIP then you are taking further risks.
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I would love to know when the NVIDIA drivers are ready for mojave.
Tell Nvidia to release drivers that officially support the last three generations of graphics cards and tell them to give customer support too. Releasing drivers that are beta and don’t have customer support is irresponsible.

When they come out with official drivers then they can tell their channel partners to put ‘macOS supported’ on the box.

Without that official support they are just passing support costs to Apple and app developers whenever customers experience bugs with GeForce cards.
 

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This is a hack and might not be doing what you think considering you are using a 640. If you have to disable SIP then you are taking further risks.
I'm aware that it is what you choose to call a "hack", just as I'd hope that you are aware that in order to run "Mojave" on an unsupported 2008 MacPro3,1 SIP needs to remain disabled.:rolleyes:
 
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I'm aware that it is what you choose to call a "hack", just as I'd hope that you are aware that in order to run "Mojave" on an unsupported 2008 MacPro3,1 SIP needs to remain disabled.:rolleyes:
The reply is not just for you but general information for others who are not aware. The world doesn't center on you, please remember that in a public forum.
 
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