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 on: Today at 03:10:01 PM 
Started by rolltide4life - Last post by CrisisDog
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/

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 on: March 22, 2017, 04:15:08 PM 
Started by rolltide4life - Last post by Arch Stanton
Nothing new, but at least you can cite sources  Grin

Thanks...

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 on: March 20, 2017, 08:03:43 PM 
Started by rolltide4life - Last post by Spacedust
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/

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 on: March 20, 2017, 07:08:14 PM 
Started by rolltide4life - Last post by Arch Stanton
Links??

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 on: March 20, 2017, 04:25:21 PM 
Started by rolltide4life - Last post by Spacedust
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.

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 on: March 20, 2017, 01:39:50 AM 
Started by rolltide4life - Last post by Squishy Tia
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.

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 on: March 19, 2017, 11:01:34 PM 
Started by rolltide4life - Last post by Spacedust
Just wait for the new iMacs.

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 on: March 18, 2017, 02:50:42 PM 
Started by Barton261 - Last post by Synchro03andsoon
All Kepler cards are user friendly with no hassles, supported by OS X native drivers: E.g. GT 630, GTX 680, GTX 770, GTX 780 (only 3GB).

But notice that you will have no boot screen with a Kepler card on a 4K monitor, doesn't matter if the card is flashed with Mac EFI or not.

Therefore I would recommend a Maxwell card, which supports boot screen even in 4K resolution and above. If the Maxwell card is EFI flashed by MVC, there are only minor efforts needed to run the card. After each OS X update just wait one or two days until new web drivers are released. Do the update, restart the computer without graphics card acceleration, install new Nvidia drivers, restart, and enjoy.

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 on: March 17, 2017, 11:50:59 PM 
Started by rolltide4life - Last post by Squishy Tia
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.

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 on: March 17, 2017, 01:00:14 AM 
Started by Barton261 - Last post by macfriedchikkin
For what you need I'd recommend the GTX680. I believe I purchased a flashed one from MacVidCards via eBay and have had zero issues with it. I actually keep it for when macOS upgrades give me problems with my GTX970. The 970 is a noticeably faster card but Apple are crap with kernel extensions and I usually use Pacifist to force install NVIDIA's latest Web Drivers before upgrading macOS which, as you noted, usually breaks the Web Drivers.

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