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In Topic: Luxmark v3.1 (Sept 2015) - OpenCL Benchmark

28 July 2016 - 09:13 PM

GTX 970 Gainward Phantom : All with latest Webdrivers


My test results with :


  • 10.11.5       - Luxmark 3.1 (OpenCL 1.2):GPU 9675;CPU/GPU:11557
  • 10.11.6       - Luxmark 3.1 (OpenCL 1.2):GPU 10983;CPU/GPU:12533

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  • Sierra PB2  - Luxmark 3.1  (OpenCL 1.2):GPU 11300; CPU/GPU:13042

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Comment on clockspeeds:

with 10.11.6 the card clocks at 1304 mhz (Normal Specs1304 MHz (boost) / 1152 MHz (base))

with 10.12 PB2 the card clocks at 1080 mHz !    (definitely beta drivers ....

In Topic: Nvidia Web Driver updates for macOS Sierra (UPDATE 07/18/2016)

28 July 2016 - 07:15 PM

Hi ergot

No, no NVIDA inject in EFI/CLOVER/config.plist


Did you use bootflag nv_disable=1 until Webdrivers where installed ?

I suppose you did an Webdriver install before using nvda_drv=1 ?  latest is here

This app.can update and search new drivers and download and then install them automaticaly !


Understand that a clean Sierra PB2 install contains already Nvidia drivers but your card is not natively recognized !

The alternative Webdrivers you need are beta

My Clover folder doesn't help you beacause we have very different hardware and the Webdriver are not in EFI/CLOVER !


Good luck

In Topic: Nvidia Web Driver updates for macOS Sierra (UPDATE 07/18/2016)

28 July 2016 - 01:05 PM

can i update public beta 2 on top of DP1?

Didn't try it, but from DP2 to PB2 didn't work for me !


If you want à quick PB2 install do this direct method: (you have to be in macOS Sierra and need an other HD !)


1.Download PB1.app and copy it in Applications of your DP1 disk

2.Download this app macOS Sierra installer HD v1.7

3.Install a clean PB1on a HD with this app

4.Install latest Clover with the same macOS Sierra installer HD v1.7 app and finalise your EFI/CLOVER boot configuration on the HD

5.Boot in PB1

6.Upgrade to PB2 via AppleUpdate

that's All


credits go to chriss1111

In Topic: Nvidia Web Driver updates for macOS Sierra (UPDATE 07/18/2016)

27 July 2016 - 09:46 PM

I did some testing with Luxmark 3.1  with Sierra B2 and the latest webdrivers, and there is improvement !


OSX 10.11.6: Luxmark 3.1 (OpenCL 1.2):GPU 9675;CPU/GPU:11557

mac OS 10.12 Beta 2: Luxmark 3.1 (OpenCL 1.2):GPU 11300 ; CPU/GPU:13042


Furthermore I saw the mention Metal platform 1v2 ! since the latest Webdriver update !


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In Topic: Nvidia Web Driver updates for macOS Sierra (UPDATE 07/18/2016)

27 July 2016 - 07:37 PM

in nvidia website they say CUDA 7.50.3 is compatible with Sierra , anyway need to find a stand alone DP2 for that because in Applestore i only see DP3


Well all I can find on Nvidia website is this:


New Release 7.5.30

    •    CUDA driver update to support MAC OS X 10.11.5, macOS 10.12 Developer Preview and NVIDIA display driver 346.03.10f01
Recommended CUDA version(s):

    •    CUDA 7.5
Supported MAC OS X

    •    10.11.x
    •    10.10.x
    •    10.9.x


The problem with this information is that the drivers working under macOS Sierra 10.12 DP3 orPB2 is 367.05.10.05b07

and for OSX 10.11.6 the latest is 346.03.15f02


I tested the latest Cuda Z (CUDA-Z 0.11.259 SVN)  on my  Sierra PB2 with Cuda 7.5.30




~ $ /Applications/CUDA-Z.app/Contents/MacOS/CUDA-Z ; exit;
Killed: 9
Saving session...
...copying shared history...
...saving history...truncating history files...
Deleting expired sessions...none found.



With the latest CUDA Toolkit v7.5

 i've got this:


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So I think we have to wait a little more....

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