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I don't get the same huge improvement, but there definitely is some improvement, ±2~7%.

Might be somewhat bottlenecked in my setup, but idk for sure.

Setup: Macbook Pro 13" Mid-2012, i7-3520M @ 2.90 GHz + GTX 960, OSX 10.10.4 [link]

Unigine Valley

31.6 fps » 32.3 fps

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Cinebench R15

50.40 fps » 53.78 fps

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I ran Tomb Raider's benchmark test on my late 2012 iMac (i7, 680MX) in OS X with the latest web driver and got the following:

iMac+Akitio Zotac GTX970 (1080p, max settings)

Min: 36.7

Max: 91.6

Avg: 73.8

iMac+680MX dGPU (1440p, max)

Min: 41.9

Max: 64

Avg: 54.8

iMac+680MX dGPU (1080p windowed, max)

Min: 59.5

Max: 95.4

Avg: 80.3

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I don't get the same huge improvement, but there definitely is some improvement, ±2~7%.

Might be somewhat bottlenecked in my setup, but idk for sure.

Setup: Macbook Pro 13" Mid-2012, i7-3520M @ 2.90 GHz + GTX 960, OSX 10.10.4 [link]

The bottleneck for you is Thunderbolt, Those test's are inside a Mac Pro through pcie 2x

Great OpenCL performance gains though

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I ran Tomb Raider's benchmark test on my late 2012 iMac (i7, 680MX) in OS X with the latest web driver and got the following:

iMac+Akitio Zotac GTX970 (1080p, max settings)

Min: 36.7

Max: 91.6

Avg: 73.8

iMac+680MX dGPU (1440p, max)

Min: 41.9

Max: 64

Avg: 54.8

iMac+680MX dGPU (1080p windowed, max)

Min: 59.5

Max: 95.4

Avg: 80.3

That's encouraging. I have an iMac of the same year as you (only difference is i5 650M, 21.5") and have been considering seriously upgrading via a TB eGPU solution.

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So, it seems that Apple's El Capitan was released to the public with the (then) latest nVidia web driver rolled into it. In fact, installing El Cap on my stock late 2012 21.5" iMac saw the nVidia web driver uninstalled and replaced with the one Apple offers. When I launch the Metro Redux games, I see that the performance benefit I saw with the web drivers before El Cap still intact. Great news.

I an getting notified through the nVidia Driver Manager on my machine that a newer version of the web driver is now available. Has anyone upgraded this to see what it does?

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