There is a need for us to test a lot of Mac configurations of a really stressful GPU-based app. The app contains cool GFX, tons of metrics, it can crash your GPU, CPU, Mac, etc. Of course if drivers are fine then nothing like this will happen. If not.. then we really want to help Apple fix those drivers by giving them feedback using special channel that's open to us for some time. And we need you guys to help us.
So - the app is called FractalArchitect and you can download it for free from MacAppStore. Also if you want to test CUDA be sure to mail email@example.com for your special exectuable.
The test cases are pretty easy. Download app. Start it. Click 'Free GPU trial', and try OpenCL/Metal/CUDA rendering with 4 sample fractals. If everything is fine you can capture your performance metrics (when you render fractal second time, as first time it also counts compile time). if not - please leave bug-report in this topic.
For people with iGPU/descrete - do tests of both GPUs. Any cool cases (eGPU) are welcome.
Let the tests begin.
P.S. You can share any super cool fractals you created here as well.
P.P.S. Just to clarify. This is _not_ my application. I just serve as a proxy that will channel the bug-reports to the right people inside Apple. The author of the app will keep an eye on this post as well but in _no_ way this is an advertising. The app is a Rosetta stone for compute testing. And that's it.
P.P.P.S Do not search bugs inside app. You guys are _not_ beta testers of it. You test your GFX/Compute drivers.
I'm considering updating my trusty nVidia GT 640 for a newer pascal card. I've found one that seems to be recommended for its good support with nvidia web drivers:
GIGABYTE GEFORCE GTX 1050 TI 4GB GDDR5 128BIT, GV-N105TD5-4GD
The question is, does anyone knows if CUDA and cudNN works with the web drivers? I'm currently working on neural networks using TensorFlow and that would be a requirement for me.
I have a GT 130M in my notebook and I am running full graphics just fine in native drivers and GeForce drivers (GeForce work better in my system) and I was wondering if there is any CUDA drivers or support for my model GPU? My GPU supports CUDA but in System Settings > CUDA, it shows that the GPU is not supported. I am running my GPU under DSDT (works just fine without the DSDT patch for the GPU, I just added it for better performance, but it seems to work the same either way, just the detected name is different and some data isn't detected [without DSDT patch device comes up as "HP GeForce GT 130M" and with DSDT it comes up as "nVidia GeForce GT 130M" with device ID's and PCI slot connection]). I don't really need the driver YET, but since I am gonna want to do video editing and 3D animation, I'm sure CUDA would help very much. If its not supported or there is no way to get it to work, then please guide me on how to uninstall?
I have a hack up and running, installed 10.10.5 following RampageDev's clover installation...for the most part. Everything is working except sound, which I get around by using USB. I installed the NVIDIA drivers from here, used 10.10.5 V1. Here is the hardware list
ASUS Sabertooth X79
i7 - 4930k
GeForce GTX 770
I go to download the CUDA drivers in the link from the same guide, get them installed. Now every time the machine boots up or I try and go to the CUDA panel in system preferences I get this error, "You can't open CUDA Preferences preferences pane because it doesn't work on an intel-based Mac." Not sure what gives. Any ideas?
I boot with nvda_drv=1 and everything else seems to function fine, just can't get CUDA rolling. It's a problem because I use DaVinci Resolve.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Let me know if I left out any pertinent info. Thanks!