more mojave clarification
1. IF YOU HAVE AN NVIDIA CARD THAT REQUIRES WEB DRIVER DON'T INSTALL MOJAVE YET !!
My last blog post already has 30 comments, many are disgruntled folks watching slow redraws on a single screen. Apple didn't like the nMP 6,1 being embarrassed by it's older brother and stopped letting Nvidia include drivers for their vastly superior cards in the OS builds from Cupertino.
Last cards included were the GTX 780 and Titan Kepler. Apple has buried their heads in the sand, the OS is stuck in 2012 for Nvidia drivers. The nMP 6,1 is stuck with 2012 tech so I guess they decided that they needed to hobble the 2008-12 MPs similarly. (anyone else think of Cathy Bates when they hear "hobble"?)
I sent Tim Cook an email looking for a reasonable solution, I'm sure he'll get back to me soon. (not)
Anyhow, Nvidia had a little issue with final 10.13.6 driver #108. I'm sure someone got a wonderful dress down in the boss-woman's office. And they are probably taking the testing a little further than Tim in the guard shack's Hackintosh. Heck, they may even test it on 4 or 5 machines this time. (wink)
1. IF YOU HAVE AN NVIDIA CARD THAT REQUIRES WEB DRIVER DON'T INSTALL MOJAVE YET !! (unless you can live running just on our EFI driver, which is not ideal nor accelerated by hardware)
2. If you don't understand point #1, read it again or ask for clarification. We are NOT Nvidia. Just a couple guys in 800 sq ft. in Hollywood, CA. And three more guys sprinkled throughout Eastern & Western Europe. That's it. We have no control over Nvidia or their driver release schedule. Sending us nasty emails and demanding refunds based on poor Mojave performance isn't helping anything. Really, nothing. If you are seeing a screen in Mojave on a 970 or 1080 it is solely, 100% because of our EFI. Everyone with unflashed cards is staring at a black screen or wishing they'd kept their old GT120 or 5770 while waiting for their Time Machine backup to finish resurrecting High Sierra.
3. If you have a GTX780 or 680 or K5000, count your blessings. You are up and running with Apple's 2012 drivers. Even a crusty old GTX480 is better off than a 1080Ti right now. Penny-pinchers win for today.
4. Be patient, when the driver's drop we will Tweet and link.
10/22/2018 04:35:39 am
Hi I really hope you can help me :) I’m disabled and I rely heavily on my Mac. I have a Mid 2010 Mac Pro (Model Identifier: MacPro5,1) with Memory of 32GB RAM.
12/26/2018 01:33:06 am
An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers
2/8/2019 09:04:59 am
I am running a GTX 670 2 GB VRAM card in my Mac Pro and Mojave (version 10.14.3) runs well. Mine doesn't have Mac EFI so I don't get a boot screen, so I swap in my old card in situations where I need one.
11/7/2019 11:47:18 pm
Any updates on this? I recently installed your GTX980 ti in my 2009 Mac Pro(firmware upgraded to 5,1) and the web drivers work fine on all my OS partitions (Yosemite, El Capitan, & High Sierra.) I am nervous about upgrading to Mojave because of your blogs and others I've been reading around the web. (Not even considering Catalina at this point.) I can't find a lot of current info around, so if you could point me in the right direction I'd really appreciate it.
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