Installing the latest Nvidia drivers on Late 2013 Retina Macbook Pro
When you use Bootcamp to install Windows onto the late 2013 retina Macbook Pro you are faced with older graphics drivers, namely 327.16. And there is no easy way to just update to the recent ones (as this is written its 331.65).
This will cause some serious performance issues if you are trying to play the newly released Battlefield 4 for example.
However, there is a workaround that we found today. And it can be applied by following the steps below:
Download the Bootcamp Support Software from here http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1638
Download the last Nvidia drivers for your GT750m here: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk
Run the installer once, so that the files are extracted to C:Nvidia
Browse into the graphic drivers section of the Bootcamp Support Software (Bootcamp/Drivers/NVidia/NVidiaGraphics64) and copy the file nvao.inf into the C:NvidiaDisplayDriver331.65Win8_WinVista_Win7_64InternationalDisplay.Driver folder.
Edit the nvao.inf file and change the following two variables (note: the examples below are based on the, at the writing of this article, current version of the drivers. Adapt these to any possible future version if need be):
A) DriverVer = 10/23/2013, 184.108.40.20665
B) CatalogFile = nv_disp.cat
Start Device manager and locate your graphics card, right-click it and select “Update driver Software -> “Browse my computer for driver software” -> “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer” -> “Have disk” and browse to the C:NvidiaDisplayDriver331.65Win8_WinVista_Win7_64InternationalDisplay.Driver folder -> Press “Ok” and your Geforce GT 750M should appear in the list -> Click “Next” and if you get a question that the drives you are installing are unsigned chose to continue anyhow.
Restart computer and check your driver version in Nvidia Control Panel. It should now state that version 331.65 is installed, and Battlefield 4 should now be running more smoothly
Cheers goes out to Qraze for helping out finding this neat little workaround!
Edit3: Please have a look at this updated post here. The last updates driver installers from Nvidia have been able to detect the GF750m card without any modifications needed. Please try the latest drivers before trying anything of the above.