I just updated my iMac to MacOS 10.12.2 and I am seeing a message that a NVIDA CUDA update is required. I just check NVIDIA's website and they don't have a driver for MacOS 10.12.2 on their site. I chatted with their Live Support Techs and they say they don't have an update. Wouldn't NVIDIA have access the the Dev. version on 10.12.2 to test drivers?
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
As of yet, NO drivers for the iMac for 10.12.2....Bad News!
Oh that's such a wacky system NVIDIA has, drives me insane. They're Mac drives are all kept to the side, I guess so they don't confuse them with the Windows drivers. Idiots...
That control panel is garbage, also. Half the time there's an update, it says there's not. When there really isn't, says there is. And they're not always included with the OS updates, like you'd think they would be. Hate it!
Notice at the bottom, "An alternative method to download the latest CUDA driver is within Mac OS environment. Access the latest driver through System Preferences > Other > CUDA. Click 'Install CUDA Update'"
"Other"? Really? Someone show me an "Other" in the System Preferences. ugh..
Grumpy old man going back to work...
FYI, this JUST showed up on the mid-2010 Mac Pro here at our station, and is a Nov 2016 release, so yeah, that's what we want to install.
In all my years, I've never seen or hear of CUDA drivers interfering with anything. Would like to see evidence of such. Always kept our Macs up to date, never had issues. But they are there, it is a physical built-in fiction of the NVIDIA card, it isn't going away, you can't uninstall it. An app uses CUDA or not, decision of the developer. Update or not, your choice. Just giving information.
I am so confused about CUDA, if it is meant to be there, why is it not being updated through the normal Apple update path? In fact I have not installed it on my macbook pro, late 2013 model, I am running Yosemite and Sierra and neither asked for it on install, and it is not listed on sys preferences.
Is it needed? Should I install it or carry on like Apple and ignore it?