CUDA Driver is not supported for Mac with OS higher than MacOS Mojave. If you want to uninstall Nvidia CUDA, you should note that uninstalling drivers on a Mac slightly differs from uninstalling simple applications. A complete and correct driver uninstallation is essential to prevent issues and crashes of other drivers on Mac. This article will explain how to entirely and safely remove Nvidia drivers from your Mac.
Nvidia Cuda is a driver that brings support for all Nvidia graphic cards on a computer. In short, it is a platform for a different software, allowing to target NVIDIA hardware. Nvidia CUDA was introduced in 2006. However, since macOS 10.14 (Mojave), Apple does not support CUDA. Developers were experiencing slow performance after upgrading the macOS. Thus, you should uninstall Nvidia CUDA from your Mac. Keep reading to learn how to do this correctly.
If you have already removed Nvidia, you can check your Mac for its remaining files. For this, switch to the Remaining Files section. Here you will find the list of all unneeded files that applications left behind after their removal.App Cleaner & Uninstaller is free to download. Use this driver uninstaller to delete Nvidia from your computer entirely.
There is debate over whether Apple make the entire driver set themselves, or just take NVidia/AMD's core code & add their own hardware/OS-specific code to it. The latter seems more plausible to me, but either is just speculation.
The end result, though, is that there are rarely issues with Apple graphics drivers & regular software or games; again speculation, but for games I imagine they write to a pre-defined rule-set, rather than try to constantly be pushing the boundaries.
Apple provides core drivers, currently up to OpenGL 4.1 or 3.3 - depending on your card, of course - plus legacy drivers for OGL 2.1 compatibility. Which one you get to use in any particular game etc is up to the writers of that game.
To hazard an educated guess, I would say that driver updates are most likely rolled into Mac OS X version upgrades and point updates. If you're concerned about the updates available for your particular card, (especially if it is not original to the Mac you're using,) it behooves you to visit the manufacturer's respective web sites to check. You mentioned NVIDIA: here's the link to the drivers available for download. Looks like plenty of options for many operating systems. (Mac OS X NVIDIA drivers are only available for Quadro-series boards, tho'.)
Nvidia's graphics drivers for OS X can be downloaded straight from their website, and as such they're sometimes called Nvidia Web Drivers. They're somewhat hard to find if you just go through Nvidia's driver search feature, but they're an easy find if you just Google "Nvidia driver OS X" + your OS X version (e.g. 10.11.2).
For example, here is Nvidia's current (as of December 2015) driver for OS X El Capitan 10.11.2. As it says in the release notes, support for some newer models of iMacs and MacBook Pros with GeForce cards is in beta.
Note that I don't recommend installing Nvidia's drivers (especially beta ones) unless you know what you're doing, and you have a good reason to switch from the default (Apple-provided) ones that come with OS X. The default drivers are probably more thoroughly tested and stable, less likely to break your Mac, and are supported officially by Apple. If you do install the Nvidia driver, though, you'll always have the option to switch back to the default driver or even uninstall the Nvidia driver via System Preferences. You'll also be able to update the driver from there.
A good reason to try out Nvidia's driver might be if you use your Mac for gaming, or you run any other apps that use OpenGL. On my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.11.2 and an Nvidia GT 650m card, Cinebench's OpenGL test gives a very slight edge to Nvidia's drivers (~52 fps) vs. Apple's (~49 fps).
It looks like Apple doesn't really bother to update the graphics driver... On a Mid 2014 MacBook Pro, running High Sierra, System Report tells me that the driver was last changed in October (so less than a month ago from when I'm writing this, roughly coinciding with the release of 10.13.1). However, the info text says the driver is based on Geforce 355.11, released in 2015.
I only realized all this because I had massive performance issues after the upgrade to High Sierra (with its brand new graphics subsystem, Metal2), so basically I wondered the same thing, "Do I need to update the drivers?". With the drivers from Nvidia it's now a lot smoother.
Before you get started, make sure you have installed the NVIDIA driver for your Linux distribution. Therecommended way to install drivers is to use the package manager for your distribution but other installermechanisms are also available (e.g. by downloading .run installers from NVIDIA Driver Downloads).
This means that the instructions for configuring the NVIDIA Container Toolkit repositories should be followed as normal, but instead ofinstalling the nvidia-container-toolkit package, the nvidia-container-toolkit-base package should be installed instead:
If the device or CUDA driver configuration is changed a new CDI specification must be generated. A configuration change could occur when MIG devices are created or removed, or when the driver is upgraded.
The use of CDI to inject NVIDIA devices may conflict with the use of the NVIDIA Container Runtime hook. This means that if a /usr/share/containers/oci/hooks.d/oci-nvidia-hook.json file exists, it should be deleted or care should be taken to not run containers with the NVIDIA_VISIBLE_DEVICES environment variable set.
To make use of the NVIDIA Container Runtime, additional configuration is required. The following options should be added to configurenvidia as a runtime and use systemd as the cgroup driver. A patch is provided below:
After installing containerd, we can proceed to install the NVIDIA Container Toolkit. For containerd, we need to usethe nvidia-container-toolkit package. See the architecture overviewfor more details on the package hierarchy.
For version of the NVIDIA Container Toolkit prior to 1.6.0, the nvidia-docker repository should be used and the nvidia-container-runtime packageshould be installed instead. This means that the package repositories should be set up as follows:
After installing podman, we can proceed to install the NVIDIA Container Toolkit. For podman, we need to usethe nvidia-container-toolkit package. See the architecture overviewfor more details on the package hierarchy.
* Multihead display sync: The driver allows to synchronize the displayrefresh cycles of the displays connected to a multihead graphics cardto allow for high quality tear-free binocular and stereo stimulation ofsubjects. This is only supported on AMD/ATI graphics cards.
* Use of 10 bit per color component framebuffers: The driver enabled twoextra bits of color output precision per color channel on your card,allowing for 1 billion shades of different colors instead of the 16.8million colors available without the driver. This was only supported onAMD/ATI graphics cards and is no longer supported since Psychtoolbox 3.0.14,as Apple sabotaged our ability to provide this functionality on OSX 10.11and later.
This driver is not yet cryptographically signed or attestated by us, so macOS maythrow extra obstacles into your way, e.g., not loading the driver automatically atsystem boot, requiring you to do it manually with a kextload or kexttool commandfrom a terminal window. Disable SIP and other than that, good luck!
It turns out that NVIDIA actually released one version of the Web Drivers with Volta support: 322.214.171.124.15.108 (opens new window). However, this version was reported as unstable for some users and NVIDIA pulled it soon afterward. Ever since, no further versions of the Web Drivers have been released with Volta support. Because of the reported bugginess and that NVIDIA has pulled these drivers, we're going to treat them as unsupported.
Nvidia today has released drivers for its PCI-e graphics cards for users running the latest version of macOS High Sierra. The drivers are for Quadro and GeForce Pascal-based models and should bring compatibility for legacy Mac Pro users running High Sierra.
Windows 10 can detect new graphics cards and install the drivers automatically. However the drivers are not up-to-date and sometimes interfere with setting up an external GPU. We recommend using DDU to uninstall the Radeon Pro drivers that came with Apple Boot Camp drivers (part of Boot Camp Assistant in macOS). DDU can also disable Windows automated graphics drivers installation so that you have full control of which drivers version to use. If you have a Mac with Radeon dGPU and plan on using a Radeon eGPU, the modified drivers from bootcampdrivers.com is the best approach to use both dGPU and eGPU concurrently.
I have already installed refind and copied the .efi file. However, when I boot into Windows, I can see two Microsoft basic adapter things. But when I tried to install the Intel graphics driver, it always said that my system is below the minimum requirement. How can I fix this?
The latest version depends on whether you need Nvidia Game Ready drivers, GeForce graphics drivers, or one of a host of other game drivers. Game Ready drivers come out as frequently as once a month, while many drivers don't follow a regular schedule. Your best bet is to visit the Nvidia driver download site regularly or install Nvidia's GeForce Experience app to ensure you aren't missing out on anything.
As long as you're running Windows 8 on a 64-bit system, you should be able to update your Nvidia drivers manually. Visit the Nvidia driver download site; next to Operating System, select Windows 8 64-bit, select from the other dropdown menus and search for drivers appropriate for your Nvidia product. 2b1af7f3a8