Updating nvidia bootcamp driver macbook


I see my Nvidia card's support software always says new update available.Is it safe to update drivers from Nvidia site, some other sites(for other drivers) or Apple releases special type of drivers for there hardware and only those will be supported?At least for the graphics adapter I did it myself on my Mac Pro without degradation, disruptions, blue screens or similar.As with installing any low-level software, it is advisable to create a backup beforehand, so that you can roll back, should something not work as planned.



I have been a Windows user and a gamer for a long time where we expect frequent driver updates.The important Apple drivers which Windows invariably doesn't have updates for are Facetime camera, Apple keyboard/trackpad/mouse, and the IR receiver.Beyond these you can update any drivers that MS has to offer through Windows Update, and I've had no issues with downloading video drivers directly from n Vidia.On my Mac Book Pro with OS X 10.11.2 and an Nvidia GT 650m card, Cinebench's Open GL test gives a very slight edge to Nvidia's drivers (~52 fps) vs. 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.

(Mac OS X NVIDIA drivers are only available for Quadro-series boards, tho'.) It looks like Apple doesn't really bother to update the graphics driver...



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