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Author Topic: HEVC Nvidia Drivers High Sierra 10.13  (Read 3198 times)
tomtomgps
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« on: June 07, 2017, 06:03:05 PM »

Does anyone know if NVIDIA will provide HEVC decoding on High Sierra  with their web-drivers?
Since the 950, 960 and all pascal GPUS support it natively it would make sense if Nvidia enabled H265 acceleration on Mac.
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Asgorath
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 10:25:02 PM »

Does anyone know if NVIDIA will provide HEVC decoding on High Sierra  with their web-drivers?
Since the 950, 960 and all pascal GPUS support it natively it would make sense if Nvidia enabled H265 acceleration on Mac.

I highly doubt it.  Apple has been using Intel for all video-related stuff for a long time.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 02:35:06 PM »

Now that I think about it if NVIDIA doesn't have HW decode support  in their drivers does that mean that the next version of the Mac Pro won't be able to decode 4K? Since the Mac Pro will probably use a xeon cpu without an intel GPU.  IF the Mac Pro doesn't support 4K decoding, it would render it a tough sell.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 09:19:06 AM »

You can better believe that thing will be powered by AMD, apple isn't showing nvidia any love right now.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 04:30:33 AM »

tomtomgps is the winner.  This will be addressed either by Apple using a part with integrated GPU (they exist), or Nvidia will roll this into the driver.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2017, 05:43:29 PM »

tomtomgps is the winner.  This will be addressed either by Apple using a part with integrated GPU (they exist), or Nvidia will roll this into the driver.

I'd bet money that NVIDIA isn't going to write a video driver until Apple buys their chips to go into a system that needs a video driver (i.e. the iMac Pro or modular Mac Pro).
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 07:36:24 PM »

My knowledge of hardware decoding is pretty limited but the nvidia driver probably shares most code across platforms.  If apple provides an api for hevc/vp9 decoding thn i think it won't be too much of a big job for nvidia to implement something.  I wouldn't be surprised if Nvidia only enabled hevc/vp9 for pascal gpus though. i guess we will see in september/october
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 11:39:08 PM »

I'd bet money that NVIDIA isn't going to write a video driver until Apple buys their chips to go into a system that needs a video driver (i.e. the iMac Pro or modular Mac Pro).

The driver's already been written, it's in beta status.  There's no reason to think this feature won't be added.  Look for it when High Sierra goes live would be my bet.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 10:46:01 PM »

The driver's already been written, it's in beta status.  There's no reason to think this feature won't be added.  Look for it when High Sierra goes live would be my bet.

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