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Download Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365)
(Update: On Oct. 5th, Apple released a macOS 10.13 Supplemental Update that changes the macOS build number. The driver below is NOT compatible with the Supplemental Update.)

Nvidia Graphics Driver 378. for macOS High Sierra 10.13 build 17A365.
Info from the Sept. 27th dated driver download page, including installation notes:
(Nvidia revised Info on compatible CUDA driver - changes shown below.)
"Quadro & GeForce macOS Driver Release 378.
Operating System: macOS Sierra 10.13, File Size: 62.18 MB

CUDA Application Support:
In order to run macOS Applications that leverage the CUDA architecture of certain NVIDIA graphics cards, users will need to download and install the driver for Mac located here. a compatible CUDA driver. A CUDA driver which supports macOS High Sierra 10.13 will be available at a later date.

Installation Note:
Because of improvements in macOS security, the Security & Privacy Preferences may open during the installation process. If it does, click "Allow" in order for the NVIDIA Graphics Driver to load, then return to the Installer and click "Restart".

New in Release 378.

  • Graphics driver updated for macOS Sierra 10.13 (17A365)
  • 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) & Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) users.
    (Mac Pro 5,1 is also ID for 2012 model. Some 2009 Mac Pro's updated with the unofficial EFI 5,1 update. 2009 and older Mac Pros not listed as High Sierra compatible.)

    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."

  • (See the Video topics page for links to latest Nvidia driver updates.)
    Download Nvidia CUDA 9.0.197 Update (NOT macOS 10.13 compatible)
    Info from the Sept. 27th dated CUDA 9.0.197 for Mac download page:
    "New Release 9.0.197
  • CUDA driver update to support CUDA Toolkit 9.0

    Supported MAC OS X 10.12.x

    An alternative method to download the latest CUDA driver is within Mac OS environment. Access the latest driver through System Preferences > Other > CUDA. Click 'Install CUDA Update'."

  • I've seen so many typos/mistakes in the D/L pages that I originally thought this version was High Sierra compatible since the 10.13 driver page originally linked to it (link later removed) and they usually post a CUDA update along with the new OS driver. (BTW: Lou later said surprisingly the previous CUDA 8.0.90 actually worked in High Sierra 10.13?)

    Check the Video Topics page for later CUDA and Graphics driver updates and recent updates page for later OS updates.

    SoftRAID 5.6.3 Update (includes fix for macOS High Sierra kernel panics)
    SoftRAID has updated their Important notices page for users of macOS High Sierra:
    "USING HIGH SIERRA? Update to SoftRAID 5.6.3 to avoid kernel panics:

    In High Sierra the behavior of some macOS kernel functions changed. These changes could result in kernel panics if you were running SoftRAID 5.6.1. If you are planning to upgrade to High Sierra, it's important that you also update to SoftRAID 5.6.3, which includes driver modifications to eliminate these kernel panics, and fix other issues connected to macOS 10.13 High Sierra

    For more information and steps to ensure a safe upgrade to High Sierra visit our compatibility page."

    The compatibility page includes download links for SoftRAID 5.6.3 full and lite versions and important steps for SoftRAID users to follow before upgrading to macOS High Sierra. (Down the page also has info on SoftRAID 6.0 Beta.)
    macOS High Sierra Tips, Compatibility Info and Troubleshooting (later first)
    Earlier articles on Apple's APFS and preparing for High Sierra install in previous news archive.
    (FYI: Users of Nvidia's web drivers know macOS Updates break the current installed version. I'd switch to the default Apple driver and reboot before updating, if your card is supported with the default drivers. (If not, wait for an update.) I post any updates (graphics driver and CUDA) when spotted in the news and video topics page.)
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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      September 18th to 22nd, 2017 News Archive
    • About New WebKit Features in Safari 11
    • About the security content of Safari 11 for OS X 10.11.6 & macOS 10.12.6
    • Apple Xcode 9.0 for macOS 10.12.6 or later
    • tvOS 11 release notes and security content
    • watchOS 4 release notes and security content
    • iOS 11 release notes and security content
    • HDD vs. SSD - MacBook Pro 2008 vs. 2012
    • Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.2 update (long list of changes)
    • macOS High Sierra Features That You'll Want To Upgrade For
    • Little Snitch 3.8 for OS X 10.10 and later (High Sierra compatible)
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