[Guide] How to Enable NVIDIA Graphics in macOS

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NVIDIA Graphics is easy to install and setup and works with very minimal edits on macOS. The NVIDIA Drivers are supplied by Apple (via macOS Updates) and NVIDIA.

NVIDIA Web Drivers are mandatory if you're using a NVIDIA GPU for your build (unless you're using some of the officially supported OOB cards). Also, installing NVIDIA WebDrivers can increase the overall system performance.

Unlike Windows, there's a specific NVIDIA Web Driver for each macOS release, so macOS Updates will break them and you'll need to reinstall the updated NVIDIA Web Driver. If you're searching for the Web Drivers for a specific macOS version, you can find them in the Download Section.

Follow the steps below to activate NVIDIA Web Drivers.
You can download Clover Configurator from here: https://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download/clover-configurator-4-62-0-0-vibrant-edition/

1. Download the required NVIDIA Web Driver as per your macOS Build number.

2. Install the package file. When prompted, enter your password and continue to install.

3. After installation is completed, do not restart your computer.

4. Open up Clover Configurator and mount your boot partition

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5. Load up your config.plist and check out the following parameters:

a) Under Boot section, uncheck nv_disable=1, nvda_drv=1, if they’re enabled.

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b) Under System Parameters, tick NVIDIAWeb

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6. Save the changes and Reboot

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Any method for macOS Catalina?
 

EliteMacx86

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Any method for macOS Catalina?
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