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Andrew Kimery
Re: New NVIDIA release will be the last to support CUDA on Mac
on Nov 25, 2019 at 7:40:46 pm

[Tim Wilson] "It was probably inevitable going back to higher-than-expected failure rates of NVIDIA chipsets in MacBook Pros back in 2008."

Maybe... but AMD GPUs were in the 2011-2013 MBPs that required an extended warranty/repair program, the nMPS that had GPU issues, and, going way back, the OG Mac Pros (which had some faulty ATi X1900 cards). Apple just seems to have a history of GPU-related issues (and part of it is due to thermal issues since size and weight are so high on Apple's list of priorities).

The crutch of the current issue isn't that Apple doesn't want Nvidia silicon in Macs, it's that Apple doesn't want to support 3rd party APIs (including CUDA) in MacOS. If Nvidia started supporting Metal then I'd bet Nvidia cards would still be an option (at least as eGPUs and user upgrades to Mac Pros).


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