Make the Most of Your Mac: New Driver Delivers Big Performance Gains

by Vijay Sharma

Welcome to the fast track.

Our new driver for the Mac Pro offers up to 80 percent improved performance for Macs with Kepler GPUs.

And, for the first time, our driver includes beta support for MacBook Pros and iMacs with Kepler GPUs, as well as beta support for those using Maxwell GPUs in older Mac Pro systems.

We lead the industry with our driver support. Just as for Windows and Linux users, our goal for those with Macs is to provide drivers that elicit the best performance our NVIDIA GPUs have to offer.

Our latest Mac driver can offer a quick performance boost [1]
PC users have long relied on us for direct access to the latest drivers for their NVIDIA GPUs, so they can unlock these benefits – such as improved performance – without delay.

With our new driver, you can enjoy a major performance boost on a host of key apps, like Apple’s Final Cut Pro, as well as games, like Tomb Raider, Formula 1 2013 and Batman: Arkham City.

If you’re running an older Mac Pro that lets you swap in the latest GPU, you can make the most of our Maxwell architecture. Just update your driver, then add a new Maxwell GPUs.

Find more info, including a list of supported Macs, at our driver download page.

[1] All tests were run on a Mac Book Pro, 2.8GHz i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, and GTX 750M 2GB. Baseline graphics driver version 10.10.3. New NVIDIA graphics driver version 346.02.02f03.  Tomb Raider tests used the built-in benchmark at 1440×900 with 0x anti-aliasing and quality set to low.  Formula 1 2013 tests used the built-in benchmark at 1440×900 with 2x anti-aliasing and default graphics settings. Final Cut Pro X – Title Render was tested using a ProRes 422 1440x1080p30 project.

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  • Tiapriestess

    It’s about time somebody other than Apple had control over our graphics drivers. Games have been horrible compared to the Windows counterparts for years now because Apple has both outdated drivers (310 via Apple vs. current 346 via nVidia; 355 via nVidia in Windows 7/8 64-bit) *and* has steadfastly refused to include a fully modern implementation of OpenGL 4.3/4.5.

    The lessons of “Apple Proprietary” seem to have been forgotten both by Apple and the users themselves (see: Apple Monitor Connector as an example). It’s time to make the move into modernization, and Apple, while it may have a decent stay in the iOS hardware sector, has yet to properly modernize the under the hood components of OS X to allow its full potential to come out.

    And no, Metal will not be our savior.

  • Nomin Park

    Please develop EFI ROM for Mac!

  • Sean Oh

    Can we get this driver for El Capitan?

  • Adam Williams

    They are working on it, but are no doubt waiting for 30th for a final release.. There have been beta drivers along the way for 10.11 that are based off slightly older 346 code that didn’t seem to have performance gains yet. However they did have the start of metal support. Hopefully final version on 30th has both.

  • Adam Williams

    You don’t really NEED one. Web drivers enable full acceleration and 5.0 PCI speeds. you just don’t see a boot logo until web driver is loaded.

  • Worldbuild Games

    Oh boy how I do love buying a over expensive laptop and barely being able to run a browser game : ^ )