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Great news. I was in disbelief that this was possible to do (MacOS on AMD cpu). Now, what are we looking at with respect to max CPU core-count differences for realistic builds? It looks to me like Intel's 10 core 20 thread (10 series) VS AMD's threadripper (2990wx) 32 core 64 thread. I love the value that AMD is bringing to the table, but wondering if it's worth the plunge for motion rendering (ryzentosh builds sound very experimental at this point). Since apple plans to pull away from intel it seems unlikely we will see hackintosh (intel) 11 series CPUs. I wonder if this is a good time to build a high core count ryzentosh / hackintosh system OR if Apple Silicone will bring some welcome competition and innovation.
 
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Great news. I was in disbelief that this was possible to do (MacOS on AMD cpu). Now, what are we looking at with respect to max CPU core-count differences for realistic builds? It looks to me like Intel's 10 core 20 thread (10 series) VS AMD's threadripper (2990wx) 32 core 64 thread. I love the value that AMD is bringing to the table, but wondering if it's worth the plunge for motion rendering (ryzentosh builds sound very experimental at this point). Since apple plans to pull away from intel it seems unlikely we will see hackintosh (intel) 11 series CPUs. I wonder if this is a good time to build a high core count Ryzentosh / hackintosh system OR if Apple Silicone will bring some welcome competition and innovation.

I spent just $400 on a Gigabyte B550M DS3H Motherboard, Ryzen 5 3600X and 16GB RAM. The official AMD Apple could possibly be coming out next year, and I’m pretty sure it’s not going to cost $400.
 
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Great news. I was in disbelief that this was possible to do (MacOS on AMD cpu). Now, what are we looking at with respect to max CPU core-count differences for realistic builds? It looks to me like Intel's 10 core 20 thread (10 series) VS AMD's threadripper (2990wx) 32 core 64 thread. I love the value that AMD is bringing to the table, but wondering if it's worth the plunge for motion rendering (ryzentosh builds sound very experimental at this point). Since apple plans to pull away from intel it seems unlikely we will see hackintosh (intel) 11 series CPUs. I wonder if this is a good time to build a high core count ryzentosh / hackintosh system OR if Apple Silicone will bring some welcome competition and innovation.

Some people say it is experimental others say everything works fine. One person says lots of different software do not work and another says everything works. If the computer is to make money I would stick with Intel and though x86 is on the way out with Apple Big Sur runs natively on x86, and should have at least 4 years of support. If you just like to tinker just to make things work that should not then go with the AMD. I think a reasonable amount of people are waiting for the Apple Silicone and will likely buy one at least after the first cycle. There are some benchmarks and in the Single-core it is reasonably close to 9900K, the multi-score currently lacks but when you are comparing a CPU with 8 high-end cores vs a SOC with 6 cores 2 high end 4 low end/low powered you are bound to lose some horsepower. If the Apple Silicon adds two high-end cores I could see the gap closing. Lets also not forget the clock speed on the Apple Silicone in those benchmarks is half the clock speed of the 9900K.
 
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If the computer is to make money I would stick with Intel.
You should not do this on any Hackintosh, doesn't matter what the CPU is. This is getting into the grey area of legal consequences.
 
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Do you think there is any chance to have Ryzen support for integrated graphics (e.g. Vega 8) for laptops?
Would be great to hackintosh a laptop like new MateBook D15 for example.
 
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Do you think there is any chance to have Ryzen support for integrated graphics (e.g. Vega 8) for laptops?
Would be great to hackintosh a laptop like new MateBook D15 for example.

Unlikely to ever happen, it can't be done on a desktop, never mind a laptop.
 
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this is interesting but intel CPU's have the iGPU that OSX likes right? will this not effect the performance?
 

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this is interesting but intel CPU's have the iGPU that OSX likes right? will this not effect the performance?
Many of the most commonly used Ryzen CPUs have no iGPU. The only thing you miss out on is Quicksync. The iMac Pro 1,1 has a Xeon with no iGPU.
 
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Yes, that's what I mean. I guess my question is, what system will support the fastest H265 and H264 encoding? All new cameras seem to use H265 for the 10bit 4K video codecs, and that can be quite demanding on the system. I believe Apple uses the T2 chip for that kind of work. I am not sure how much of this work can be done by a up to date GPU as my system is quite old. I try to figure out what upgrade makes sense for somebody who uses FCPX and needs to edit H265 videos. Thanks! :)
 

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what system will support the fastest H265 and H264 encoding
Get a 9th or 10th Gen Intel CPU and run the iGPU headless. Avoid the F versions of Intel CPUs.
As denoted by the "F" suffix in its name, the Intel Core i5-9400F belongs to a new breed of processors that come with a disabled iGPU (Integrated Graphics Processing Unit). In the case of this model, that would be the Intel UHD Graphics 630 unit. Therefore, you'll need to pair the processor with a discrete graphics card.
 
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