NVIDIA releases Mac drivers for Pascal graphics cards

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You can now install a GTX 1080 Ti in your Mac.
You can now install a GTX 1080 Ti in your Mac.
Photo: NVIDIA

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.