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FaceTime Camera Driver Update (for 2015 MacBook/Air/Pros):
Info from the download page. (Should also appear in software update for affected models.)
"FaceTime Camera Driver Update
This update improves FaceTime camera compatibility with Windows, and is recommended for all Boot Camp users."

Post Date: Jul 29, 2015. File Size: 1.4 MB

System Requirements:
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) -the name for 11,4 and 11,5.


Nvidia Graphics Driver 346.02.02f02 for OS X 10.10.4
Bill S. sent a FYI on Nvidia posting Graphics driver 346.02.02f02 for OS X 10.10.4 build 14E46. Here's a clip from the main D/L page tab (including note on iMac/MBP support).
"New in Release 346.02.02f02
  • Graphics driver updated for Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46)
  • Contains performance improvements and bug fixes for a wide range of applications.
  • Includes NVIDIA Driver Manager preference pane.
  • Includes BETA support for iMac and MacBook Pro systems with NVIDIA graphics

    Release Notes Archive:
    This driver update is for Mac Pro 5,1 (2010), Mac Pro 4,1 (2009) and Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) users.
    BETA support is for iMac 14,2 / 14,3 (2013), iMac 13,1 / 13,2 (2012) and MacBook Pro 11,3 (2013), MacBook Pro 10,1 (2012), and MacBook Pro 9,1 (2012) users. "

  • As of post time, the page refers to CUDA 7.0.52 in the text, but the link routes to CUDA 7.0.36 from April 9th. Here's a link to CUDA 7.0.52 for OS X 10.10.x and 10.9.x from July 2nd news. As before, it has this note on older GPU support:

    "This driver does not support older generation GPUs with SM1.x."

    Earlier versions with that note also referred to CUDA 6.5.45 for SM1.x support but it may not have support for the latest graphics drivers.

    BTW: I'm not running an Nvidia card to test this but CUDA 7.0.52 was posted when driver 346.01.03f01 was released and in the past when there was a significant change (like 346.02.xxx vs 346.01), they updated the CUDA release to include the new graphics driver version support. (Maybe that's changed, or CUDA 7.0.52 included 346.02 driver support. Just wanted to mention it in case there was a later version via Nvidia prefs check.)
      

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