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Re: New NVIDIA release will be the last to support CUDA on Mac

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Dom Silverio
Re: New NVIDIA release will be the last to support CUDA on Mac
on Nov 25, 2019 at 10:22:34 pm

Apple could have made it easier if they allowed 3rd party GPU natively. But the Mac platform required custom EFI and OS native drivers to make it work. If not, then you needed Apple to bless the drivers. I think Nvidia did a great job providing great hardware even though they were never fully welcomed by Apple. They were tolerated at best.

Nvidia added years to the Mac Pro cheesegraters. Resolve and other GPU heavy apps flourished with the cheesegraters because NVidia provided the drivers needed to run a more powerful GPU than the terrible D700 in the MP2013.

Even now, using 3rd party AMD GPUs is not smooth!
But Apple's financial interest and corporate philosophy (closed ecosystem) ensures that it will always be the case.

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