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#1 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:20 AM

Thought I would post my initial thoughts of using the card in the Mac Pro here. My Mac Pro's specs are in my signature, and is running OS X 10.9.2 (latest version of Mavericks).

Click here to view the exact specs of the MSI GTX 760 2 GB Twin Frozr IV

Currently the card does not work in OS X. Upon trying to boot into OS X, it just sits at a black screen indefinitely (have left it for a few minutes, still doesn't show anything). If anyone has any ideas on how I can get it to work that would be greatly appreciated.

The card runs to full capability in bootcamp. Maxing out most of my games at Ultra settings, 60+ fps at 1080p.

I'm currently using the old 4870 in the second PCIe x16 slot, with a second power supply in order to boot into  OS X


EDIT: Found Nvidia's CUDA drivers for OS X, which were just updated on March 5. I will try installing those and see what happens.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:47 AM

Nvidia did just release new Web Drivers for 10.9.2. I couldn't say if they support the 760, you might have some luck at the tonysx86 forums, they have mucho experience with a multitude of cards.


http://www.nvidia.co...spx/73628/en-us

http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:49 AM

View Postmacdude22, on 18 March 2014 - 08:47 AM, said:

Nvidia did just release new Web Drivers for 10.9.2. I couldn't say if they support the 760, you might have some luck at the tonysx86 forums, they have mucho experience with a multitude of cards.


http://www.nvidia.co...spx/73628/en-us

http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/

Thanks for the links. I have a thread up in r/hackintosh on reddit as well.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:01 AM

I have the 680 Mac edition so I'm afraid I won't be of much help. The driver did install and works fine for me. My understanding is both the 680 and 760 were kepler based so they could be used drop in on Mac OS X. Guess that's not entirely accurate.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:39 AM

View Postmacdude22, on 18 March 2014 - 09:01 AM, said:

I have the 680 Mac edition so I'm afraid I won't be of much help. The driver did install and works fine for me. My understanding is both the 680 and 760 were kepler based so they could be used drop in on Mac OS X. Guess that's not entirely accurate.

Did your 680 come with a driver installer,  or was it just plug and play?

EDIT: Nevermind, I assume you just used the driver that you linked.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:49 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 18 March 2014 - 09:39 AM, said:

Did your 680 come with a driver installer,  or was it just plug and play?

EDIT: Nevermind, I assume you just used the driver that you linked.

It was Plug and Play. It did not come with anything out of the box. My understanding is the only difference between the 680 Mac Edition and a standard 680 is the Mac Edition has a dual BIOS to provide boot screen support. It looks identical to a reference 680.

The linked Nvidia driver was only just released for 10.9.2, prior to this release everything was with the built in 10.9 drivers. I had been running it for several months just dropped in. Now with the new web driver there is a preference pane that will update the driver in the future and offers the ability to switch between the Nvidia driver and the Apple supplied driver.

As I read Nvidia is only supporting the web driver on cards that had released mac editions E.G. 680, Quadro 4000, etc... But on the tonyx86 forums it looks like they have had luck modifying the configuration so that the drivers work on a multitude of cards.
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