About GeForce GT 330M in new macbooks pro

Just in case you wondering what is it ?

should be more powerfull than current 9600m gt.

geforce 320m (in 13″ mbps) is half of 330m, it has 24 shader units.

And we will get support for core i3/i5 built-in gpu 🙂


  1. s01iD
    April 13th, 2010 | 4:07 pm

    So, where’s the kernel? ;o

  2. qwartz
    April 13th, 2010 | 4:17 pm

    Does it mean native support w.quartz for hd4500 (su2300) with gpu h.232 decoding, наконец-то, или как ? 😉


  3. Matt
    April 13th, 2010 | 4:21 pm

    Will apple release a 10.6.x update to support this new hardware, or are there new kexts?

  4. Matt
    April 13th, 2010 | 4:23 pm

    Will there be a 10.6.x release or has Apple packaged these new MBPs with unique KEXTs?

  5. Simon
    April 13th, 2010 | 4:46 pm

    The 320M in the 13″ is Apple-exclusive. The 330M uses auto-switch graphics with Intel HD. Does that mean we could be able to use this support to use Intel HD alone (found in most Windows laptops with the new Core iX processors)?

    Getting decent support for this combo must have been what took Apple so long; I guess we can expect the Kexts to be even sh*ttier to work with than ATI kexts.

  6. picas
    April 13th, 2010 | 5:48 pm

    Hi Netkas…
    what about Intel HD graphics, is there any change for intel 4500 get QE and CI?

  7. Yolanda
    April 13th, 2010 | 5:57 pm

    Today Apple updated 10.6.3 update pack, now it updates to 10.6.3 build 10D578, not 10D573 like earlier. Maybe it have some support for this new Macs?

  8. ibdibido
    April 13th, 2010 | 6:00 pm

    10.6.3 v1.1 update is available with GMA950 kext included inside

  9. miasma
    April 13th, 2010 | 7:11 pm

    Seems like mobile analog of desktop GT220 (same GT216 GPU, 48 stream processors), also cheaper and cooler than desktop 9600GT.

  10. Gusar
    April 13th, 2010 | 7:51 pm

    А где еще две галки потеряли?
    По характеристикам на ЖТ240 похоже. Тогда неплохо.

  11. TimeWalker
    April 13th, 2010 | 8:55 pm

    неткас, что скажешь по поводу встроеного решения от Интел? Что там может стоять, ведь интел ничего иного как GMA4500M HD не изобрел? Значит в новых макбуках как пассивная графика бдуит стоять 4500GMA … vможешь раскопать чего на эту тему?

  12. TimeWalker
    April 13th, 2010 | 9:02 pm

    ан-нет, уяснил по вики .. сесть же новая интел нд .. от досада ..

  13. yehia2amer
    April 13th, 2010 | 11:34 pm

    Will apple release a 10.6.x update to support this new hardware, or are there new kernel and kexts?

    that’s a very very good question , we need the new Kernel and Kexts pleeeeeeease

  14. April 14th, 2010 | 1:45 am

    So, how much faster is the 330M? Like twice as fast? 3x as fast? Etc?

  15. intamara
    April 14th, 2010 | 2:30 am

    hi netkas

    take a look MacBookProSoftwareUpdate1.3.dmg


  16. yehia2amer
    April 14th, 2010 | 2:48 am

    Apple Released MacBook Pro Software Update 1.3

    looking at the contents it includes a new kernel and graphics drivers.
    but no smc yet

    hope to work good with every one 🙂

  17. Lord Anubis
    April 14th, 2010 | 10:34 am

    With the latest deployments, what will be the best GF GT330 card to buy?

    Anyone any experience on this?


  18. Dreamwatcher
    April 15th, 2010 | 4:19 am


    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s
    Boot ROM Version: MBP61.0057.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.57f16
    Serial Number (system): C02CGEC7DC79
    Hardware UUID: 0FC1B422-9808-5C90-A123-7B2EE12B0A27
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

  19. Dreamwatcher
    April 15th, 2010 | 5:54 am

    method to installl MacBookProSoftwareUpdate1.3.dmg

    1. rewrite SMBIOS to MacBookPro
    replase SMproductname to MacBookPro6,1 or MacBookPro6,2


    2. rewire installed OS verion information to 10.6.2 (build 102063a)

    ProductVersion 10.6.2
    ProductBuildVersion 10D2063a

    i use Darwin 10.3.1 kernel, run Carkdale Core i5 and 16GB memory on MSI P55M-GD45.

  20. CoolkcaH
    April 23rd, 2010 | 9:49 pm

    What is the cheaper desktop-equivalent to this card?
    My ATI X1950XT does not work in Snow so I want to buy a new one.

    One that supports OpenCL and has good chances of being supported by the new Video Decode Acceleration Framework.


  21. June 24th, 2010 | 4:05 am

    hola engo un samsun r480 el cual viene con un intel core 83 330m
    nvidia geforce gt 330m y un dico de 500 gb con hdmi esata y demas cosas !

    solo queria contar que e logrado instalar el mac osx snow leopard a la perfeccion. solo me faltan los kext de la tarjeta de video y placa de red cableada si alguien tiene alguna idea ayuda porfavos aca les va mi mail.

    saludos la version que tiene miequiopi es la 10.5.1 estoy en proceso de actulizacion uno a uno para no tener kernel panic

  22. Cichacz
    July 7th, 2010 | 3:12 pm

    I have GeForce GT 330M in my Samsung Notebook.
    There is one little problem… I’ve installed 10.6.3 retail, and it doesn’t recognize my nVidia card! I still need to have NVEnabler to enable QE/CI… What’s wrong?! Any solutions how to force OS X to fully use power of my card w/o additional kexts?

  23. falconic
    July 14th, 2010 | 9:05 pm


    I have the same graphics card but in my acer 5745G, I made it work by having the following:

    1) Latest OSX version (10.6.4), should work with 10.6.3 also.
    2) Remove any other graphics kexts
    3) Use the Chameleon build from latest myHack.
    4) Use the GraphicsEnabler Option in Chameleon.
    5) Change the PciRoot Value to 0.

    See if this works for you. Check the PCIRoot value by putting Wait=Yes in the chameleon Boot and then read thru the first page of output. You should find the PciRoot value to which nvidia graphics card is attached.

    Hope this helps


  24. just8989
    July 22nd, 2010 | 8:15 pm


    hey,can u give tricks how u install ur osx?thanks

  25. Kerwin
    August 18th, 2010 | 10:23 pm

    Hi, Please help me. I tried changing the product version & build version in the systemversion.plist file and I still cannot install the 1.3 update. It tells me – “This product is not supported on your system”

    Please help.

  26. Dioni
    November 1st, 2010 | 9:33 pm

    Hello. CICHACZ ami as you installed the 10.6.4 I always get KP to install and will not let me continue.
    DSDT.aml use?
    my computer is like yours, can you help me?
    does not recognize any graphic intel y nvidia gt 330,no Wifi Broadcom 4322,no audio
    sorry for my English, I use google
    Acer Aspire 5745G i5 450M
    10.6.3 ,kernel legacy

  27. hj
    November 24th, 2010 | 9:03 am

    I also gt330m card not driving special for help

  28. alexkord
    May 27th, 2011 | 4:50 pm

    Please help. Problem with the GPU, not work complete power off at shutdown OSX.
    Graphic card : GeForce GT 320M VRAM: DDR3-1GB.
    DSDT.aml > [] or []
    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
    Store (Package (0x18)
    Buffer (0x0B)

    Buffer (0x08)

    Buffer (0x0F)

    Buffer (0x0B)

    Buffer (0x08)

    Buffer (0x0F)

    Buffer (0x18)
    /* 0000 */ 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00,
    /* 0008 */ 0xFE, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0A,
    /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00

    Buffer (0x20)
    /* 0000 */ 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
    /* 0008 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
    /* 0010 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
    /* 0018 */ 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00

    Buffer (0x04)
    0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x40

    Buffer (0x08)

    Buffer (0x17)
    “NVIDIA Geforce GT 320M”

    Buffer (0x0F)
    }, Local0)
    DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
    Return (Local0)

  29. bog
    May 27th, 2011 | 9:06 pm

    DSDT for NVIDIA Geforce GT 320M
    DSDT.aml >

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