Nvidia Announces macOS Pascal Graphics Card Support

Nvidia will soon be releasing beta web drivers for macOS Sierra that supports their latest pascal architecture graphics cards. This announcement comes with the launch of the new GTX Titan XP, now the most powerful graphics card in the Nvidia lineup.

The New Titan XP

The Titan XP comes with 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at 11.4 Gbps, with 3,840 CUDA cores and a boost clock of 1582 MHz of processing power. This makes the Pascal Titan XP 10% faster then the GTX 1080 TI, but with a price tag of $1200 it comes at a $500 premium for a slight performance increase. The new Pascal Titan XP may be a King of Performance, but the GTX 1080 Ti is the better value for cutting edge graphics at $700, which is what most people will choose along with the GTX 1070 at $399.

Pascal Graphics Support for Mac

Announced alongside the release of Titan XP is beta drivers for mac supporting the the new Pascal GPU’s. Once these drivers come out later this month, you’ll be able to run all 10 series cards with (10XX) in it’s name.

Mac Graphics Guide

In the meantime the latest graphics cards that will run on a mac operating system are all based Maxwell architecture. These would be the GTX 950, 960, 970, 980. The GTX 980 Ti being the fastest available and the least expensive being the GTX 950, all of which work fine on a hackintosh.

Getting a graphics card working on macOS easy. Just download and install the web drivers, based on your version of macOS.

There is a couple extra steps for getting a graphics card working on a hackintosh. If just starting out, you’ll need to know how to get a graphics card working on a hackintosh. This is covered within the Hackintosh Graphics Guide.

Building a Hackintosh?

The new pascal drivers will support Sierra 12.4, however it’s unknown if they will also support El Capitan. You can build a hackintosh with dedicated graphics right now with one of our guides. For example there is a step-by-step hackintosh guide with a GTX 970 for under ~$1000, which you can read here.

Don’t know how to build a hackintosh? Read the Tutorial – How-to Build a Hackintosh if you want to know how or follow one of the custom PC step-by-step guides to get a hackintosh running as fast as possible here


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