We have heard from several folks with issues using Adobe applications with latest OSX release.
Adobe has identified the issue and there is a temporary fix.
Loks like between Apple, Nvidia, and Adobe somebody dropped the (metal) ball.
Note that this has nothing to do with MacVidCards or our EFI roms or cards. The issue also occurs on EVGA GTX680 Mac Edition cards and GT750 cards in Macbooks.
Will update when a better fix is out.
UPDATE: New Nvidia Web Driver on our driver page.Can someone report if this fixes and allows Metal to be used?
8/3/2016 06:38:30 am
The most recent NVIDIA driver seems to be working with 10.11.6 -(15G31) 346.03.15f02
I have a GTX-680 (Mac Edition) on a 5,1 8 Core Mac Pro and experienced crashes on launch of Premiere, AFX and AME 2015.3 when I upgraded from 10.11.5 to 10.11.6. I ended up rolling back to 10.11.5.
8/3/2016 09:41:26 pm
Our newer cards require the Nvidia web driver since there is no driver support built into OS X (everything from the GTX 780 6 GB and up). For the GTX 780 3 GB and below (including your 680 even though it didn't come from us) there is driver support built into OS X. While the CUDA driver is still necessary to unlock CUDA support the OS X driver is all you need for base function. For the 680 the web driver offers at best some performance tweaks and bug fixes, though as you found recently it can also cause unexpected problems in other areas.
So, you're basically telling me that due to the age of my card, the GTX-680 Mac Edition, it works because there are built in drivers in 10.11.6. But if I wanted to say, upgrade to a 980ti or say a 1080 or a Titan, I WOULD ABSOLUTELY NEED the latest driver in combination to a CUDA install? -- I still can't get past the "uninstall" the driver part. Should I install the latest Nvidia Web Driver (against Al's advice, which by the way had nothing to do with trashing or disabling Metal Folders) and expect better performance?
8/3/2016 10:43:45 pm
Yes, that's what I'm saying.
8/16/2016 04:55:03 am
They have just blocked nvidia cards not to use Metal but only OpenCL.
12/9/2016 06:20:44 pm
I work in adobe premiere CC nearly everyday and I could not figure out how to get rid of those insidious kernel panics. I had to remove my GTX 980 because of this. I did a clean install, removed all insignificant software, updated all drivers, replaced my ram, you name it, I have done it. I am not very happy about this and plan to use the GTX 980 in my new PC because not having adequate support for these issues is taxing in a professional environment. Ever since I put the stock GPU back into my Mac Pro 5,1, no kernel panics.
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