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    2019 Mac Pro is Now Available at Apple.com

    Mac Pro benchmarks had started popping up in Geekbench charts, so I decided to test this hypothesis; although we probably shouldn't draw too many conclusions (Geekbench is a synthetic benchmark and systems/scores vary). I selected two Geekbench 5 CPU scores that are closest to the median for an...
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    2019 Mac Pro is Now Available at Apple.com

    I understand that and it's fair and please don't take this personally, I have nothing against you or affiliate links in general. What gets me, is that when I'm presented with a specific full URL, that purports to take me somewhere, but instead it first takes me somewhere else (an ad/marketing...
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    2019 Mac Pro is Now Available at Apple.com

    Although this would work, keep in mind that this creates a non optimal memory configuration (it's called near-balanced) and there will be a performance hit. Ideally you want 6/12 DIMMs of the same capacity. That's very interesting. Thanks for sharing. The fact that a laptop can often times...
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    2019 Mac Pro is Now Available at Apple.com

    Considering that Apple doesn't even offer SSD modules for upgrade and since this isn't something the average user can do, the chance of them offering a M/B for upgrade is almost certainly nil. Besides, next gen Xeons will sport 8-channel RAM (i.e. 16 DIMMs) which would require redesigned...
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    Your write speed on the 970 EVO seems a bit slow. Is it the 250GB model? I get ~2500 MB/s write speeds on my 1TB 970 EVO
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    2019 Mac Pro is Now Available at Apple.com

    The air intake should be on the top. The cards are held in there rotated 180° compared to an ATX case. No, AMD's gaming GPUs don't have these connectors, but I've seen hackintoshes with dual GPUs (e.g. this) and depending on software support they could be used together (albeit not as...
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    2019 Mac Pro is Now Available at Apple.com

    Although almost identical, they are not the exact same CPU and Apple isn't to blame here, Intel is. W-3175X MSRP of $2,999 unlocked 255W TDP max 512 GiB of RAM 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes made for the X599 HEDT platform W-3275 MSRP $4,449 locked 205W TDP (and lower clocks) max 1 TiB of RAM 64 PCIe...
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    2019 Mac Pro is Now Available at Apple.com

    The 64-core EPYC 7742 has a TDP of 225W The 28-core Xeon W-3275M has a TDP of 205W I don't think cooling would be a problem, but even if Apple had chosen a 64-core EPYC for the Mac Pro, my tentative argument still stands. Apple created an ultra premium workstation that pretty much only big...
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    2019 Mac Pro is Now Available at Apple.com

    There are very capable (if not better) alternatives to Final Cut Pro/Logic Pro on Windows and since we are talking about professional work on a workstation, if someone were to tell me that I would double (or more) my production speed by moving to Adobe Premiere with a 64-core EPYC cpu (and at a...
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    2019 Mac Pro is Now Available at Apple.com

    Any GPU that works in a Hackintosh should work in the new Mac Pro. You can use the 8-pin power cables that Apple sells, to supply it with power. This is the Infinity Fabric Link connector that allows the GPUs to communicate with each other much faster than what the PCIe bus allows. This is a...
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    Compared to 9900K, the 9900KS is ~6% faster at ~34% higher TDP, which doesn't sound like a good deal. At least, it's only slightly more expensive, so if you need it now (i.e. you have heavily threaded workloads) and you can find it, then I'd say go for it. Although keep in mind that soon (Q1...
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    Hi @Scott1204 Regarding fan noise, I see reports from several users in your position and I'd like to share some thoughts. First of all, the NF-A12x25 is a fantastic fan (although at a premium price), but its difference in noise performance is not as dramatic as it appears, compared to the...
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    [Help] AppleALC Kernel Panic after Catalina update

    What you describe sounds quite different from what's being discussed and doesn't seem to be an audio issue (more like a graphics issue). Have a look at the system.log (under the Console app) or generate a boot.log and have a look there for any pointers. Hackintoshing is a tinkerer's hobby, so to...
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    While in BIOS, press F6 to enter Q-Fan configuration. From there you can select the fan header that you have your fans connected to and adjust the fan curves to something less offensive. You can make them whisper quiet if you want, at the expense of higher temperatures of course.
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    pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

    I think that this particular one would have happened even under OpenCore, since he added a "quirk" there to handle it. But yes, you are right, it was made very clear that they don't care for Clover. They might be right, OpenCore might be significantly cleaner/better. I'll give it a try.
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