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(pasted below) Apple fully controls drivers for Mac OS. Unfortunately, NVIDIA currently cannot release a driver unless it is approved by Apple. The community of people who have chosen to use Nvidia products with their Apple hardware demands that Apple permit Nvidia to make web drivers that work. But, it isn't for those who are using an Nvidia graphics card in their Mac Pro or inside of an external GPU enclosure, so let's talk about why. MacOS Mojave dropped support for new Nvidia graphics drivers, except for a couple of chipsets included in still-supported Apple laptops.


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Back in July of that year, Nvidia itself had admitted problems though when AppleInsider asked, the company refused to confirm that its chips were causing the MacBook problems. By this Apple Nvidia Nvidia was doing more than straight graphics processing. Diagram showing the difference Nvidia brought to the MacBook in This substantially improved the graphics on the MacBooks —and got Nvidia into a Apple Nvidia battle with Intel.

A technology lawsuit from Intel claimed that Nvidia's license did not allow it to make such competing, compatible chipsets.

The case and an overlapping countersuit wouldn't be resolved until While that legal battle may have been an issue that affected whether Apple would be able to use Apple Nvidia processors in future, in there was also a report that the Cupertino company had dropped them anyway. Apple Nvidia, Nvidia was accused of proposals that were "arrogance and bluster" and that negotiations with Apple were now extremely bitter. Around the same time, the iPhone transformed the mobile computing market and meant phones now needed GPUs.

Nvidia had been rumored back in to be what would power Apple's forthcoming product but that was using the Tegra processor which then didn't ship until At this time, Nvidia may have then believed that its own patents also applied to the GPUs in mobiles. The company tried to get companies to buy licenses for this Apple Nvidia and in then went as far as filing patent infringement suits against Qualcomm and Samsung.

Stay with Nvidia and wait for web drivers or go to AMD?

If Nvidia tried getting Apple to pay its license fees then Apple seemingly said no. InApple Nvidia also said no to putting Nvidia processors in the inch MacBook Pro.

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That performance to power ratio is most significant for the GPUs inside laptops and Apple Nvidia continued to make graphics cards that could be used as eGPUs for Macs. If you had a Apple Nvidia Pro before the 6,1 cylindrical one, you could use the company's PCI-E graphics card internally with the Nvidia-provided web driver. But that will be a bit later.

Offering them a license which was hilariously overpriced see original answer belowand they all declined. Apple Nvidia this point, Nvidia either tried again with Apple, or threatened them legally, Apple Nvidia perhaps when the lawsuits against Qualcomm and Samsung were filed, or maybe Apple just felt even the first talk was to threatening to be allowed to start.

What matters is Apple did not want to deal with Nvidia when they had another partner who was just as good, if not better.

The action Nvidia wanted was to prevent Samsung from selling phones using infringing Apple Nvidia. Original answer: Because Nvidia tried to get Apple agree to their sham Kepler licensing scheme, and Apple said no. In the past couple of years, external GPUs have been on the rise, helping Macs with otherwise low graphics performance get a Apple Nvidia for things like video rendering and gaming. For example, the Mac Mini has serious performance potential with a 6-core i7 processor that outperforms even the best CPU Apple Nvidia the MacBook Pro.


Apple Nvidia However, its diminutive size means it doesn't house a dedicated graphics card, so for those who Apple Nvidia the graphics performance, they have to resort to an eGPU. And with Nvidia drivers not seeing support in macOS Mojave, those who already own Nvidia cards are out of luck.

Apple's management doesn't want Nvidia support in macOS, and that's a bad sign for the Mac Pro

So why Apple Nvidia there no support for Nvidia drivers? What caused this and what can you do about it?


We'll tell you what you can do in just a minute, but let's go back in time and see how Apple and Nvidia's relationship fell apart. The first Mac to include an Apple Nvidia graphics processor was released inbut Apple Apple Nvidia still using chips made by ATI, the company that was eventually bought out by AMD in Then inApple's MacBook Pro shipped with Nvidia graphics chips that revolutionized the MacBook by taking over the functions of the Northbridge and Southbridge controllers alongside actual graphics rendering.


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