NVIDIA web driver 346.02.02f03 for MacBook Pro

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  1. Asgorath macrumors 65816

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    The latest NVIDIA web drivers have removed the hardware restriction and now install on all systems instead of just a cMP.

    http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/88655

    People are reporting some significant performance improvements with these drivers, so it might be worth installing them if you have an NVIDIA GPU in your MBP. As always, if you run into any issues, you can simply use the NVIDIA preference pane to switch back to the stock Apple-provided drivers.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Ever since I tweaked the driver package a few version ago it has automatically updated the driver for me in the last few weeks. Glad they finally removed the need to do the tweak in the first place.
     
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  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Should work.
     
  5. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Just tried. Doesn't run on 10.11 El Capitan Beta :(

    Anyway to trick pkg to run?
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That'd be your problem right there. nVidia doesn't do drivers for Beta OS'es.
     
  7. Asgorath thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah that particular driver is tied to 10.10.4 (14E46) and won't work with other OSes.
     
  8. Asgorath thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Actually, they have been releasing drivers for Developer Preview and Public Beta builds since Yosemite, the first El Capitan driver is here:

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/OH74WaRQJqEYOCnaqXNdHsnFt4J8zQnN/WebDriver-346.03.01b06.pkg

    Note that this is an older build and still has the system check and won't install on a MBP. I'd expect them to remove the system check for the El Cap drivers at some point as well.
     
  9. Cardsnk macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the update, how did you find out the link though? i cant search it in nvidia website. It is just showing
    346.01.03
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You learn something new every day.
     
  11. Asgorath thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Link was posted in my FAQ thread a while back:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...out-nvidia-pc-non-efi-graphics-cards.1440150/

    The folks on the Mac Pro forum tend to care more about this stuff since those drivers enable Maxwell GPUs, so there's more discussion about the NVIDIA web drivers over there.
     
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