NVIDIA today released new drivers that make its Pascal graphics cards compatible with a Mac.
The drivers support all 10 Series GPUs, including the GTX 1050 through GTX 1080 Ti, and the newly-announced GTX Titan Xp.
Although you cannot buy a Mac with an NVIDIA graphics card built-in, the company has long been supporting users who wish to buy its components for Hackintosh systems running macOS. Until now, however, you had to settle for older 9 Series cards.
Not anymore. Thanks to NVIDIA’s latest Web Driver, version 378.05.05.05f01, all 10 Series cards are now compatible with macOS, including:
- GTX 1050
- GTX 1060
- GTX 1070
- GTX 1080
- GTX 1080 Ti
- GTX Titan Xp
Regardless of which card you choose, you only need one driver package. Once downloaded and installed on a macOS machine, you can enable NVIDIA graphics by opening up System Preferences, clicking NVIDIA Driver Manager, then selecting NVIDIA Web Driver.
Of course, you might not need to built a Hackintosh to take advantage of NVIDIA graphics cards in the not-so-distant future. Apple recently confirmed it is working on an all-new Mac Pro with a modular design that should allow users to finally upgrade things like the graphics card.