Nvidia releases Web driver for High Sierra (CUDA coming)

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by AndreeOnline, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. AndreeOnline macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2014
  2. rjtiedeman macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2010
    Stamford, CT
    i just updated my mac pro 5,1 to latest nvida drivers and CUDA 9.0.197. When I restart the mac I get a display saying cuda needs an update.
  3. Spikey8D macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2011
    Since upgrading to High Sierra, System Preferences opens on startup to CUDA preference pane saying CUDA needs to be updated, but shows no update available.
    I am on CUDA Driver Version: 8.0.90, and I need 8.* for tensorflow. Since upgrading, tensorflow runs for a bit and then causes kernel panic.
  4. rjtiedeman macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2010
    Stamford, CT
    I updated to CUDA 9 https://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-9.0.197-driver.html but I still get the same message on start up. Cuda 9 might help your other issue.
  5. AndreeOnline thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2014
    CUDA isn’t out yet for High Sierra. It’s coming.
  6. jobs.jdfournier macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2014
    Does running an NVIDIA egpu in high Sierra work any better than before? I assume the same process is needed to get it working. I plan on switching to RX580 but not sure it is worth it.
  7. pitt1717 macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2007
    question as not many of us have ever updated drivers on a Mac. your link shows at the bottom a list for supported Macs using a beta driver.

    BETA support is for iMac 14,2 / 14,3 (2013), iMac 13,1 / 13,2 (2012) and MacBook Pro 11,3 (2013), MacBook Pro 10,1 (2012), and MacBook Pro 9,1 (2012) users.

    I have a renina map 10,1 (2012), is there really a difference in using these drivers over what apple provides. it would be nice to gain a little performance for light gaming/multiple displays etc.

    also I have a geforce gt650, on the next tab, these are the supported cards. so do I go by the model (10,1 which is my rmbp) or by the card listed?

    GeForce 600 Series:
    GeForce GTX 680

    GeForce 200 Series:
    GeForce GTX 285

    GeForce 100 Series:
    GeForce GT 120

    GeForce 8 Series:
    GeForce 8800 GT

    Quadro Series:
    Quadro K5000 for Mac, Quadro 4000 for Mac

    Quadro FX Series:
    Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 5600
  8. dimension_z macrumors newbie


    Oct 3, 2017
    Just a simple question....

    Why they don't embed cuda with web driver?
    And we always have to install seperately cuda driver?
  9. Speedstar macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2008
    There are embedded drivers in the operating system for some Nvidia solutions, macOS always Had principle that you don't need drivers at all for printers or anything . In the past there have been even third party drivers which came with the operating system.
    For users of iMacs MacBooks or MacBook pros who have Nvidia inside - The Nvidia driver is not necessary , but they need a separate installer for Cuda.
    Only PC graphic cards without
    EFI-mac-rom need the Nvidia driver , but these hardware is not officially supported ...
    It works but it is a gray zone
    In the press release Nvidia promised to support Pascal chips, but there is no official Macintosh card with this chipset. There is not even an mac since two years with Nvidia hardware.
    The eGPU solutions for MacOS Will be released next year spring.
    So people who installed on a MacBook with Nvidia card the operating system they do not necessarily need CUDA,
    But we designers, Creative content creators we do not like AMD because in Boot Camp we get the absolute power of CUDA which is even better than vulcan or any hybrid solution (Cpu+Gpu).Maxwell renderer for example has even a BETA support for CUDA in OS X and the speed is not bad. CUDA versions change more often then the graphics driver for the operating system , but I am thinking as you, I would prefer to have one installer package from Nvidia ,in the end it is A competitor to open-cl or metal2. And we know Apple do not like competitors

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