How to Download Cuda Driver for Mac: A Step-by-Step Guide
CUDA is a parallel computing platform and programming model developed by NVIDIA that enables dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU). CUDA is used by many applications and frameworks, such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, MATLAB, Blender, and more.
If you have a Mac with an NVIDIA GPU and you want to use CUDA, you need to download and install the CUDA driver for Mac. The CUDA driver for Mac is compatible with macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and later versions. In this article, we will show you how to download and install the CUDA driver for Mac in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Check your Mac model and GPU
Before you download the CUDA driver for Mac, you need to make sure that your Mac has an NVIDIA GPU that supports CUDA. You can check your Mac model and GPU by following these steps:
Click on the Apple icon on the top left corner of your screen and select \"About This Mac\".
A window will pop up with information about your Mac, such as the processor, memory, storage, and graphics.
Look for the graphics section and see if it says \"NVIDIA\" followed by a model name. For example, \"NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M\".
If you have an NVIDIA GPU, you can check if it supports CUDA by visiting this page[^1^] and looking for your GPU model in the table.
If your GPU supports CUDA, you can proceed to the next step. If not, you will not be able to use CUDA on your Mac.
Step 2: Download the CUDA driver for Mac
Once you have confirmed that your Mac has an NVIDIA GPU that supports CUDA, you can download the CUDA driver for Mac from the NVIDIA website. Here are the steps to follow:
Go to this page[^2^] and scroll down to find the latest version of the CUDA driver for Mac. As of writing this article, the latest version is CUDA 418.163 driver for MAC.
Click on the green \"Download\" button next to the version name. A file named \"cudadriver_418.163_macos.dmg\" will start downloading.
Wait for the download to complete and then double-click on the file to open it.
A window will appear with a file named \"CUDADriver.pkg\". Double-click on it to launch the installer.
Step 3: Install the CUDA driver for Mac
After launching the installer, you need to follow these steps to install the CUDA driver for Mac:
A welcome screen will appear. Click on \"Continue\".
A license agreement screen will appear. Read the terms and conditions and click on \"Continue\". Then click on \"Agree\" to accept them.
A destination select screen will appear. Choose where you want to install the CUDA driver and click on \"Continue\". The default location is your main hard drive.
An installation type screen will appear. Click on \"Install\" to start the installation process.
You may be asked to enter your administrator password. Type it in and click on \"Install Software\".
A summary screen will appear when the installation is complete. Click on \"Close\" to exit the installer.
Step 4: Restart your Mac
The final step is to restart your Mac to complete the installation of the CUDA driver. You can do this by clicking on the Apple icon on the top left corner of your screen and selecting \"Restart\".
After restarting your Mac, you should be able to use CUDA on your applications and frameworks that support it. You can check if the CUDA driver is working properly by running some sample code or programs that use CUDA. ec8f644aee