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Title: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: rolltide4life on March 10, 2017, 06:19:31 PM
hey, I understand that nvidia probably will not release osx driver for 1080/1080ti cards and Would macvidcard consider flashing service for 1080/1080ti cards for us who want to use it in bootcamped mac (windows 10) to take advantage of full pcie speed (2.0)  I have sent macvidcards an email while back with no reponse about this.

Thanks.


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: JronMasteR on March 11, 2017, 10:21:26 PM
I would also be interested in this.


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: Spacedust on March 11, 2017, 11:46:34 PM
That would be nice. I'm also interested.


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: karaluchy on March 14, 2017, 10:35:53 AM
Hey, guys, please check this thread: http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,13541.0.html
I'm wondering if it works, what do you think, legit or not?


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: Rominator on March 15, 2017, 11:48:04 PM
Card is already done.

Waiting on drivers.

(may need to adjust after(if?) drivers release)


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: karaluchy on March 16, 2017, 09:31:25 AM
Hi, Rominator!
Thanks for answering, I would like to buy gtx 1080ti from your EU seller too :)


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: rolltide4life on March 16, 2017, 04:49:32 PM
Card is already done.

Waiting on drivers.

(may need to adjust after(if?) drivers release)

what drivers you waiting for? The driver for windows 7 and 10 on 1070/1080/1080ti is already out that we can use in bootcamped mac. I dont think we will ever see OSX driver for 1070/1080/1080ti. Its dead end for OSX support from Nvidia on newest video cards it seems.

 With macvidcard flasing service for 1070/1080/1080ti, it will extend the life of mac pro for us who want to use in bootcamped mac (windows 10) to take advantage of PCIE speed at 2.0 and superior performance out of classic mac pros for seveal more years.

I do video editing and gaming on my bootcamped mac now (windows 10), hardly ever use osx anymore.

Please consider to offer flashing service on 1080/1080ti for those who only use bootcamped macs (windows 7 or 10) to take advantage of pcie speed at 2.0 and to add notes that customers understand that there is no support for osx drivers on 1080/1080ti.

Thanks.


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: macfriedchikkin on March 17, 2017, 12:50:56 AM
Card is already done.

Waiting on drivers.

(may need to adjust after(if?) drivers release)

what drivers you waiting for? The driver for windows 7 and 10 on 1070/1080/1080ti is already out that we can use in bootcamped mac. I dont think we will ever see OSX driver for 1070/1080/1080ti. Its dead end for OSX support from Nvidia on newest video cards it seems.
AFAIK Apple have to release an OS update with the necessary *.kext file(s) to get graphics acceleration on NVIDIA's latest cards. I'm not sure if Rominator is implying this. Would flashing the card necessarily make it take advantage of a different PCIe speed under Windows.


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: Squishy Tia on March 17, 2017, 11:50:59 PM
Card is already done.

Waiting on drivers.

(may need to adjust after(if?) drivers release)

what drivers you waiting for? The driver for windows 7 and 10 on 1070/1080/1080ti is already out that we can use in bootcamped mac. I dont think we will ever see OSX driver for 1070/1080/1080ti. Its dead end for OSX support from Nvidia on newest video cards it seems.
AFAIK Apple have to release an OS update with the necessary *.kext file(s) to get graphics acceleration on NVIDIA's latest cards. I'm not sure if Rominator is implying this. Would flashing the card necessarily make it take advantage of a different PCIe speed under Windows.

Apple will never release drivers with Pascal support. They only release drivers with support for their own hardware. nVidia itself will have to be our saviour here. I thought they might have been waiting for the Ti to drop before adding in Pascal support, but that obviously hasn't happened yet, so it's looking pretty bleak for us on the OS X side.


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: Spacedust on March 19, 2017, 11:01:34 PM
Just wait for the new iMacs.


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: Squishy Tia on March 20, 2017, 01:39:50 AM
Just wait for the new iMacs.

Given Apple's had a penchant for going with AMD (presumably because nVidia refuses to hand over control of its drivers entirely to Apple and thus stop making web drivers), waiting isn't exactly a surefire thing. And Apple's notorious for only including support for their particular version of hardware in use, not the hardware class in general.


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: Spacedust on March 20, 2017, 04:25:21 PM
Just wait for the new iMacs.

Given Apple's had a penchant for going with AMD (presumably because nVidia refuses to hand over control of its drivers entirely to Apple and thus stop making web drivers), waiting isn't exactly a surefire thing. And Apple's notorious for only including support for their particular version of hardware in use, not the hardware class in general.

Tim Cook said they are prepairing something for the Pro market. Also some sources are saying NVIDIA are working together with Apple on some new products. So better wait.


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: Arch Stanton on March 20, 2017, 07:08:14 PM
Links??


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: Spacedust on March 20, 2017, 08:03:43 PM
Links??

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/28/apple-ceo-tim-cook-pro-creative-area-important/

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/26/nvidia-working-with-apple-on-graphics-for-revolutionary-new-mac-products

http://marketrealist.com/2016/09/rumor-apple-may-switch-nvidia-gpus-next-generation-macs/


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: Arch Stanton on March 22, 2017, 04:15:08 PM
Nothing new, but at least you can cite sources  ;D

Thanks...


Title: Re: 1080/1080ti Macvidicard edition?
Post by: CrisisDog on March 26, 2017, 03:10:01 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Apple is coming up with a plan to remove Intel / AMD / Nvidia chips entirely from its products.  Previous jumps from Motorola 68000 -> PowerPC -> Intel already shows they are not afraid to do so.  There's been a lot of rumor in regards to entry level iMacs / MacBooks going with ARM chips, and now there's hints that they're building additional GPU development teams.  Yeah, it could be for just the mobile lineup, but also keep in mind that Apple lags behind in updates to the included OpenGL build, has no plans for Vulkan, and only talks about their Metal API on macOS, something that originated on iOS.  Apple claims Nvidia is also slower with OpenCL routines, which is why they favor AMD, for now.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/03/13/apple-inc-building-graphics-chip-team-in-the-uk.aspx

https://www.macobserver.com/columns-opinions/particle-debris/evidence-mounting-apple-will-convert-macs-arm-cpus/