Nvidia Drivers For macOS Mojave: Timeline Of Events

Please sir we just want some Nvidia drivers…

The Nvidia driver waiting room is not an uncommon place for the Apple user. All of us sat patiently while we wait for Dr Cook to call us in. When Apple released Sierra, it took 11 months for Apple/Nvidia to deliver it felt like purgatory. Now we’re here again so below is a current timeline of events which we will keep updated as regularly as possible.


June 2018

Apple release the public beta for Mojave.


September 9th 2018

An Nvidia representative posts onto the devtalk forum that “Apple fully control drivers for Mac OS. But if Apple allows, our engineers are ready and eager to help Apple deliver great drivers for Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave).”

https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1042279/?comment=5286813


September 24th 2018

Apple’s Initial Release of macOS 10.14 Mojave

Image credit: MobileSyrup

October 15th 2018

Apple release an official support document for upgrading the Mac Pro 2010 & 2012 to Mojave.

“These specific third-party graphics cards are Metal-capable and compatible with macOS Mojave on Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012):

  • MSI Gaming Radeon RX 560 128-bit 4GB GDRR5
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition

Some other third-party graphics cards* based on the following AMD GPU families might also be compatible with macOS Mojave on Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012):

  • AMD Radeon RX 560
  • AMD Radeon RX 570
  • AMD Radeon RX 580
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
  • AMD Radeon Frontier Edition “

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208898


October 16th 2018

The discovery of Nvidia RTX 2080 boot screens in the Mac Pro 5,1.

Follow the MacRumours discussion here:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/rtx-series-cards-have-native-bootscreen-support.2148023/


November 1st 2018

MacRumors spoke to an Nvidia representative about the Nvidia drivers and lack of approval for the drivers. In fact, Apple isn’t even consistently communicating with Nvidia about the ongoing issue.

” “while we post the drivers, it’s up to Apple to approve them,” and suggested that we contact Apple. We followed that advice, but Apple has yet to respond to multiple requests for comment.”

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/01/nvidia-comment-on-macos-mojave-drivers/


December 14th 2018

President of RED Digital Cinema (Jarred Land) calls out an Apple representative in the crowd and requests the release for drivers at a joint RED/Nvidia annoucement. See the first 30 seconds of the below video.


December 19th 2018

The macOS driver petition reached 6000 signatures (6929 as of writing this article).

“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 with all Mac OS versions going forward.”

https://www.change.org/p/tim-cook-apple-publicly-commit-to-work-with-nvidia-on-drivers-for-mac-os-10-14


January 2nd 2019

Screenshot posted which appears to be a response to a support enquiry from an Nvidia customer care agent that Nvidia and Apple are now jointly working on drivers for the 10XX – RTX cards.

https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1042520/driver/-when-will-the-nvidia-web-drivers-be-released-for-macos-mojave-10-14-/57

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