CUDA driver version is insufficient for CUDA runtime version

After carefully downloading a building CUDA on my mac, it insists that the CUDA driver is insufficient.

More info:

MacBook Pro Retina, late 2013
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB
macOS 10.13.4
CUDA Driver 387.178
GPU Driver 355.
XCODE Version 9.2

Unchecked System Preferences>Energy Saver> Automatic Graphic Switch

Under CUDA Preferences within system prefs the dialog box says ‘Update Required’ after CUDA driver version. the ‘Install CUDA Update’ button is greyed out and, under that button are the words ‘No newer CUDA Driver available’.

Result of running ‘deviceQuery’ in /bin/x86_64/darwin/release/ is:

./deviceQuery Starting…

CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking)

cudaGetDeviceCount returned 35
-> CUDA driver version is insufficient for CUDA runtime version
Result = FAIL

Result of running kextstat:

kextstat | grep -i cuda
155 0 0xffffff7f83c73000 0x2000 0x2000 com.nvidia.CUDA (1.1.0) 4329B052-6C8A-3900-8E83-744487AEDEF1 <4 1>

Okay, lotta visits but no replies. Do I gather that this is a dumb question? Thanks.

Not a dumb question at all. The current version Cuda driver is incompatible with Mac OS High SIerra and has been for a long time. No newer version has been supplied despite thousand of users unable to use it. Some people have found work-arounds, but downloading the driver from the site rather than using Cuda preferences in System preferences has not resolved the issue for me. I personally have not been able to use Cuda for probably over six months which is a massive pain.
Current CUDA Driver Version: 387.178 says ‘Update required’ but no newer update available.


Now I see.

You know, I was beginning to get the idea that Nvidia may be somewhat PC-centric. I couldn’t help but notice that I cannot log in to devtalk using Safari. I have to switch to Firefox every time. This is perhaps a symptom of where they come from - PC game land. sigh.

Well, okay, I may be making too much of this, but I do feel like the poor red-headed step-child as a Mac user.

Thanks for the reply, Steve.

I have the same problem. I have a mbp with a 750M and was hoping to learning to write some CUDA code and am having trouble just getting started.

I installed this driver: and it fixed it for me.

Hi Tyler
I have a mbp with GT 650M. your solution fixed my problem too.
It was giving,
cudaGetDeviceCount returned 35
-> CUDA driver version is insufficient for CUDA runtime version

MacBook Pro Mid 2012
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512 MB
macOS 10.13.4
CUDA Driver 396.148
GPU Driver 387.
XCODE Version 9.2
CUDA 9.2

Thank you.