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Released today... and also there's a new Cuda version 5.0.59

Version:
313.01.01f03
Release Date:
2013.05.15
Operating System:
Mac OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.3
Language:
English (U.S.)
File Size:
21.6 MB

http://www.nvidia.co....03-driver.html

who's gonna test it? Posted Image
apparently it includes a new driver manager preference pane...

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Well, i won't mess with my main working machine, but if the said drivers are also compatible with the 9400m, i'll surely give them a go on my netbook (the HackBookAir of my sig).

All the best!

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installed (changing my smbios to macpro3,1) and it seems to work (just booted in osx). there's this new panel that let's you switch between nvidia new drivers and osx default driver

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i tried to switch to the nvidia web driver but after the reboot i found the osx one ticked again. maybe my gts450 is not compatible...

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it is possible to use this with 10.7.5?

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I'm getting a "disk image couldn't be opened" error. Reason: not recognized.

EDIT: WOW, just changed extension from dmg to mpkg and it worked. How did that happen?

EDIT2: You MUST have the FileNVRAM module installed for this to work as it adds a boot arg for the kernel to load the alternative drivers.

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It's not working with FileNVRAM here. The boot-arg is written into the nvram plist file but when I boot and run nvram -xp in the terminal the boot-arg section is empty. Running nvda_drv=1 from the chameleon boot prompt works. I might need to update my Chameleon.

Upgraded Chameleon and it was still a bit flaky. I think it might have been using the nvidia drivers but was still reporting that it was using the OS X ones (checking the Extensions in System Profiler is a better way to see which driver is loaded). I've just ditched FileNVRAM and added the boot-arg into my chameleon boot plist.

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Installed via Pacifist on 10.8.4. I too had to change the extension to mpkg. NVDAStartup is showing that it is the new version, but the Prefs pane fails to load. I don't have time to look at it now. Maybe tomorrow.

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I have it working with the latest NVRAM. However can not toggle on/off the drivers.

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i've downloaded the mpkg directly form the nvidia website (under the additional information section) since the dmg was not working.
i'm using filenvram (with chameleon 2225), anyway i tried removing my old nvidia kexts and boot with the new nvidia drivers, right after the login it appeared a message box from the new nvidia driver preference manager telling me that my gts450 is not supported by this driver...

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The new drivers work fine here (plain vanilla EVGA GTX 660 2GB).
I haven't tried switching back to the stock drivers via the control panel so I can't say if NVRAM writing works. But I see "nvda_drv=1" in nvram.xxx.plist.

OpenGL performance is the same as it was with the former nvidia driver. Here's some benchmarks.

Attached File  313.01.01f03 Heaven_Basic.png   54.76KB   5 downloadsAttached File  313.01.01f03 Heaven_Extreme.png   53.74KB   4 downloads

Attached File  313.01.01f03 Valley_Basic.png   54.13KB   6 downloadsAttached File  313.01.01f03 Valley_ExtremeHD.png   53.57KB   17 downloads

If you want to compare results make sure you use the presets like I did, otherwise there is obviously no meaningful comparison!
(that's right, some people don't understand this, see mitch's unigine heaven/valley topics)

Here's a screenshot from OpenGL Extensions Viewer 4.0.8, FPS are considerably higher in full screen than in windowed mode. Also, in windowed mode it takes a lot longer to ramp up the clocks for some reason, resulting in OpenGL 1.1 hovering at around 530 FPS. Performance is similar to my old GTX 460.
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In other news, there's a new version of CUDA-Z: http://sourceforge.n...rojects/cuda-z/

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You can check whether its working by booting in verbose and looking for "NVDAStartup: web". If it says official instead of web, then new drivers are not loading.

Also, make sure you have an appropriate smbios definition selected.

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Or, if you have CUDA drivers installed, you can simply open the CUDA preference pane and look at the driver version number.
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Also, make sure you have an appropriate smbios definition selected.

I've been posting the following for four years, every single time there's a new nvidia driver out.

smbios model definition has no impact on your ability to use this driver, all you need is a supported nvidia card and 10.8.x
The model identifier check is inside the installation package and can, as usual, be circumvented in 2 seconds by modifying the script "distribution" with a text editor:
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Use Pacifist to open the mpkg and perform your digital surgery, et voila, you can run the installer without changing your model identifier.

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Or open System Profiler -> Extensions and look for GeForceWeb. All the new kexts (except for NVDAStartup) have Web appended to the name so they can coexist with the Apple drivers. If it says GeForce you're using the Apple ones.

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Meklort and I came up with a solution. And when I say Meklort and I... Meklort did most of the work. I just did the testing:

http://rampagedev.wo...-retail-driver/

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Perfect solution, it worked for my gts450. i hope this driver wiill resolve the channel exception/timeout problem...

edit: opencl broken
edit 2: fixed with this script http://pastebin.com/N4n7Ub0Q

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Well, I just tried it on my N580GTX Lightning and it sucks.. only 1081 on LuxMark (with original OS X Drivers I got 1421).

Obviously I patched OpenCL before benchmarking.

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Well, I just tried it on my N580GTX Lightning and it sucks.. only 1081 on LuxMark (with original OS X Drivers I got 1421).

Obviously I patched OpenCL before benchmarking.


The 1421 had to be a glitch. I just do not see how you got that high...

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The 1421 had to be a glitch. I just do not see how you got that high...


AGPM (9500GT/9600GT/GTX 260 = the original ones). Cuda 5.0.59. OS X 10.8.3.
I did the tests more than just one time and I always get around 1400.

Here's a proof: (with OS X's original kexts)
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my result is 309 with my poor gts450 ahhaah!

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Can someone test any video playback? because I'm getting channel exceptions, but this time is only playing video from files or in Safari. In log is a new VADriver error before the well know NVDA Channel Exception

All this using the new Nvidia drivers





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