Hello, I have A MacBook Pro Retina 2013. As it have a GT 650M 1GB so I nned to update my Driver as its pretty old. But when I go to NVIDIA Driver Website there is no option to download Driver for Mac OS. As I am new to MacBook So I don't know how to do this so Can Anyone help me how to do this?
NVIDIA drivers are provided by Apple and they are updated with every OS X maintenance update. The latest OS X version for a 2013 MacBook Pro is 10.8.3, so open > Software Update, and install all updates.
This system is a bit different than Windows and it may cause that you aren't running the latest driver that NVIDIA has released for your graphic card. Anyway, Apple often updates the graphic card drivers, so enjoy the MacBook and don't worry about the graphic drivers
The end result, though, is that there are rarely issues with Apple graphics drivers & regular software or games; again speculation, but for games I imagine they write to a pre-defined rule-set, rather than try to constantly be pushing the boundaries.
Apple provides core drivers, currently up to OpenGL 4.1 or 3.3 - depending on your card, of course - plus legacy drivers for OGL 2.1 compatibility. Which one you get to use in any particular game etc is up to the writers of that game.
To hazard an educated guess, I would say that driver updates are most likely rolled into Mac OS X version upgrades and point updates. If you're concerned about the updates available for your particular card, (especially if it is not original to the Mac you're using,) it behooves you to visit the manufacturer's respective web sites to check. You mentioned NVIDIA: here's the link to the drivers available for download. Looks like plenty of options for many operating systems. (Mac OS X NVIDIA drivers are only available for Quadro-series boards, tho'.)
Nvidia's graphics drivers for OS X can be downloaded straight from their website, and as such they're sometimes called Nvidia Web Drivers. They're somewhat hard to find if you just go through Nvidia's driver search feature, but they're an easy find if you just Google "Nvidia driver OS X" + your OS X version (e.g. 10.11.2).
Note that I don't recommend installing Nvidia's drivers (especially beta ones) unless you know what you're doing, and you have a good reason to switch from the default (Apple-provided) ones that come with OS X. The default drivers are probably more thoroughly tested and stable, less likely to break your Mac, and are supported officially by Apple. If you do install the Nvidia driver, though, you'll always have the option to switch back to the default driver or even uninstall the Nvidia driver via System Preferences. You'll also be able to update the driver from there.
A good reason to try out Nvidia's driver might be if you use your Mac for gaming, or you run any other apps that use OpenGL. On my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.11.2 and an Nvidia GT 650m card, Cinebench's OpenGL test gives a very slight edge to Nvidia's drivers (~52 fps) vs. Apple's (~49 fps).
I only realized all this because I had massive performance issues after the upgrade to High Sierra (with its brand new graphics subsystem, Metal2), so basically I wondered the same thing, "Do I need to update the drivers?". With the drivers from Nvidia it's now a lot smoother.
SketchUp is a graphics-heavy application. We suggest always keeping your graphics drivers up-to-date. Updating drivers can often correct odd visual behaviors such as freezing, artifacts, model slicing, and slow performance.
Once you know the kind of graphics card you have, visit the manufacturer's website to download the latest driver. Here are links for downloading drivers from the most common graphics card manufacturers:
CUDA Driver is not supported for Mac with OS higher than MacOS Mojave. If you want to uninstall Nvidia CUDA, you should note that uninstalling drivers on a Mac slightly differs from uninstalling simple applications. A complete and correct driver uninstallation is essential to prevent issues and crashes of other drivers on Mac. This article will explain how to entirely and safely remove Nvidia drivers from your Mac.
If you have already removed Nvidia, you can check your Mac for its remaining files. For this, switch to the Remaining Files section. Here you will find the list of all unneeded files that applications left behind after their removal.App Cleaner & Uninstaller is free to download. Use this driver uninstaller to delete Nvidia from your computer entirely.
This document explains how to install NVIDIA GPU drivers and CUDA support, allowing integration with popular penetration testing tools. We will not be using nouveau, being the open-source driver for NVIDIA, instead we will installing the close-source from NVIDIA.
Notice how Kernel driver in use & Kernel modules from lspci are using nouveau, signalling the open-source driver for NVIDIA cards. We are now going to switch to the close-source drivers, and the CUDA toolkit (allowing for tool to take advantage of the GPU).
When you looked at your graphics card, was it called an Nvidia "GeForce"? If so, Nvidia offers a free app that will download all the drivers you need automatically, similar to the way Windows keeps your other computer files up to date.
In some cases, the GeForce Experience app might have come pre-installed on your computer. If this is the case, find the app by searching for it, and then see if it has any drivers ready to download or install.
UPDATE: Since this question has got many views, I just want to add that from Ubuntu 13.04 onwards, proprietary drivers installed perfectly on my MacBook. Versions of Ubuntu prior to 13.04 will have problems
EDIT 3: So, I was checking the link which Shrinivas gave, namely this one -quetzal-nvidia.html and it doesn't work for me. Specifically, where he says to run the command modprobe nvidia_current, I get the output FATAL: Error inserting nvidia_current (/lib/modules/3.5.0-22-generic/updates/dkms/nvidia_current.ko): Operation not permitted
Same problem here with new kernel update to 3.5.0-21You can run the terminal from a F##! up unity by keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+tThen you can run the command software-center to launch the software center or google-chrome to launch the chrome internet browser (better than anything ^^)Install linux-headers-3.5.0-21-generic from software-center (I'm on x64)download the 310.19 version of the driver on Nvidia's website
This PPA will install all the missing packages (dkms fakeroot linux-source linux-headers-generic linux-headers 3.5.0-17-generic...). I did it yesterday after several attempts with the proprietary drivers and, for now, it works pretty well. If you do not find other solution, give this one a try. Bye!
Always make sure to install the latest drivers from the graphics card manufacturer website. These requirements are for basic Blender operation, Cycles rendering using the GPU has higher requirements.
Updated 04/03/19: When I wrote this guide, NVidia drivers were still being released for the current version of macOS, 10.12-10.13. Sadly, Apple and NVidia relations have seemed to have come to a head. NVidia states that it is actively being blocked from releasing drivers for its GeForce cards for 10.14.x+. I highly recommend AMD video cards over NVidia as this seems unlikely to change. My GPU section of the Definitive Mac Pro Upgrade Guide contains more info on this spat, as well as current information. For posterity, I've left the upgrade guide below largely intact with a few minor edits to help reflect more current information.
It's a good idea for the first boot to keep around an EFI card, as you may have to enable the web drivers. Also, I encountered the error of Mac NVidia Web Drivers fail to update or cannot remove Kext files" when updating my OS recently; you'll want to follow the instructions I posted to deinstall the drivers if this happens to you.
Ever since NVidia has shipped it's web drivers, gone are the sketchy days of flashing a 6970 and using a rom creator. Installing off-the-shelf GPUs has gone from tribal knowledge to common knowledge for the Mac Pro user since I wrote my "how to" guide for the 760. Ironically, it wasn't until Apple killed upgradability that the dream of off-the-shelf GPUs could be bought without the infamous Apple-tax. I debated even not calling this article a "how to". The downside is despite the EFI compatible ROMs preloaded on the 700+ GeForce cards; they're not EFI boot screen compatible on OSX sadly. The only game in town is macvidcards.com which according to all accounts on MacRumors is a legit source, but I find the idea of hoarding an EFI hack a little irksome. It's hard to complain too much as NVidia has quietly kept the Mac Pro and Hackintosh community happy, self-included. There's no specialized knowledge needed to upgrade your GPU or abnormal risks of a bad firmware flash. The only caveat is you'll want to keep an EFI card around for major OS updates.
Video card (also called Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)) driver is a software that allows the operating system and software application to use the PC's graphics hardware. In order to get the best performance out of the hardware, it is recommended that the video card (GPU) drivers are updated.
On Microsoft Windows operating systems, most hardware drivers can either be installed from Dell Drivers & Downloads website or through Windows Update. However, video card drivers for Intel, NVIDIA or AMD graphics hardware can be available through the manufacturers' website. 2b1af7f3a8