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How to Enable NVIDIA Graphics on macOS [Clover/OpenCore]

An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers implementation of NVIDIA Graphics on macOS for Clover and OpenCore.

Overview


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.

Requirements


GraphicsSupported NVIDIA GPU
KextsOriginal Graphics kexts in S/L/E

Compatibility


For more information on GPU compatibility, refer to the thread linked below.

For Clover:
If you're using Clover as a bootloader, you can follow the steps below.
Open Clover Configurator and mount your boot partition

CloverConfigurator-Mount.png

Open your config.plist and check out the following parameters:
Under Boot section, uncheck nv_disable=1, nvda_drv=1, if they’re enabled.

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Under System Parameters, tick NVIDIAWeb

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Save your config.plist


For OpenCore:
If you're using OpenCore as a bootloader, you can follow the steps below.

Mount your EFI Partition
Open your config,plist
Under NVRAM section, add the following

UUIDKeyValueTypeNotes
7C436110-AB2A-4BBB-A880-FE41995C9F82nvda_drv31DATA
  • Enables loading of NVIDIA Drivers
  • Similar to Clover's NVIDIAWeb

Save your config.plist

Note:
If your GPU requires NVIDIA WebDrivers, you'll need to install it.
For systems where NVRAM is broken, you'll need to use SSDT-PMC .


Restart your System



After performing all the above steps, restart your system for the applied changes to take effect.
Restart your system and you should have NVIDIA Drivers enabled on Mac.
 
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drifter1007

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Any method for macOS Catalina?
 

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Any method for macOS Catalina?
Read here:
 

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Thank you for this good information
 
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