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    Need help to install Snow Leopard on Macbook Pro Mid 2012

    Ah... No matter your rules, good form dictates a public scolding deserves a public response. You should at least treat your customers as well as you expect to be treated. Next time show them the same courtesy.
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    Post macOS/OS X Geekbench Benchmarks

    Maxed out 2020 13 inch MacBook Pro -- GeekBench4
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    Good GPU -- $150 PowerColor RED DRAGON Radeon RX 570 DirectX 12 AXRX 570 8GBD5-3DHD/OC

    I still use it so yes. I have been out of the Tonymac game for a while. Just came back because I need to upgrade my X299 18 core server. I have had it turned off all summer. Need to get it going again.
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    Radeon VII performance... Possible to add Nvidia for Processing?

    A K6000 or K5200 is about the fastest Cuda card you can use. It must be Kepler based (old)
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    Why we do hackintosh?

    put a 2tb hp ssd into my macbook air 11" -- thou dost protest too much. not hard or too risky.
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    Post your GEEKBENCH scores!

    Geekbench 4 score for metal with Quadro K4200 Running Under Mojave in a maxed out cMP -- Respectable for a single slot card but the now antique W7000 is faster. Every time start this old Mac, its speed and capability makes me smile. Amazing for an 11 year old computer.
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    Asus X299 - Support

    I built this Hackintosh for work, then I was laid off from that job. I'm now using an 18 core mac to surf the internet and play Starcraft... Speed is never an issue. When they have a solid MultiBeast for Catalina and the x299, I will upgrade.
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    Asus X299 - Support

    This system still runs High Sierra for now. I don't change OSes unless there is a good reason to change. I am curious, what prompted your response? Everything works perfectly. What did I type to make you think my SSDs weren't formatted APFS? When you are using a rocketRAID card for spinning...
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    Asus X299 - Support

    Interesting suprise... My Designaire X299 with 12 4TB slow spinning drives, 4 2TB SSDs, 128GB of RAM, Vega64, water cooled (H100iv2) 7980xe consumes less than 300 watts according to the readout on my UPS. Most of the time it is under 250 watts. No wonder the PSU fan never comes on. Oh, that...
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    Bad wifi apple to M.2 adapters (BCM94360CS2 BCM943224PCIEBT2 BCM94331CD BCM94360CD Module Card to NGFF(M.2) Key A/E Adapter)

    It will work, but you have to make the proper USB SSDT. Watch for defective Apple cards. I had one that I wasted hours on until I finally realized one of the connectors was broken. I think most of these are used pulls, so they can have defects.
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    What's the contribution of hyperthread and iGPU

    If you want something cheap but VERY fast for the cash -- Intel Core i3-8350K Coffee Lake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz with 4.8GHz overclock. These do not have turbo. If you clock them to 4.8Ghz, All 4 cores will be 4.8GHz as long as there is enough work to keep the CPU busy.
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    What's the contribution of hyperthread and iGPU

    Minimal. Picture/Video encoding sometimes still goes through the IGPU unless you use an iMacPro1,1 SMBIOS System Definition. Search the forums for "Preview iMacPro1,1" maybe "QuickLook iMacPro1,1". If you get a Z370 motherboard, use an 8th Gen processor (easiest to configure). If you get a...
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    What's the contribution of hyperthread and iGPU

    In the enterprise software industry (at least my old company), Testing showed a hyperthreaded CPU to have a performance increase of only 25% to 30%. In otherwords, A 8th Gen 6Core with HT is roughly equal to an 8 core CPU in terms of performance ASSUMING your software can take full advantage of...
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    First RAID failure/rebuild with cheap drives and RocketRAID 2840A

    I had a RAID failure before but I didn't have the drives labelled so I had to back up everything and rebuild the entire RAID. This is the first recoverable disk failure. It happened because I had to do a hard reboot. RAID Details: RocketRAID 2840A SATA/SAS raid card 12 4 TB Seagate drives...
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