- Apr 2, 2015
- Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force
- Mobile Phone
It's when they release ARM based desktop/laptop hardware we will probably need to start worrying...
I thought like this so I dumped my 980 Ti and bought a RX Vega 64. Its giving me excellent compute scores but no cuda. The one piece of software that is really important to me (Lightroom), turns out to benefit highly from CUDA. Now its performance is crap.Seems like every thread featuring an Apple OS update brings out the Nvidia issue. I have moved on. I like the OS, I like some of the features in Mojave and spent some money on keeping my rig up to date. Yea, I put a decent Nvidia card in the junk box and may stick it in a build for my kid. No big deal. I think it will get solved in the future, but no need to waste years of my life angry about my card not working vs getting one that works well. Also by the time new drivers are out, these cards that folks are clinging too will be a few generations back.
I am looking forward to 10.15 and will keep staying current. The sidecar feature alone has me sold.
If the next post-Catalina OS won’t run kexts anymore, that seems like a bigger obstacle to me than T2 chips or lack of nvidia.macOS Catalina will be the last OS version to run kernel extensions without compromise
I think it depends on whether they migrate their whole Mac lineup to ARM or keep using Intel chips for their Pro machines.
Yes, it has metal and loads the accelerators but most IGPUs Skylake and above will smoke it in benchmarks. It is a good alternative if you don't have IGPU that is supported. You need to have the DDR3 version though the GDDR5 models don't seem to work.do you have full acceleration on the gt710?
I really hope you're right, but I think Apple is actively trying to block hackintosh users. They've never liked people using their software/hardware illegitimately. They're focused on controlling their own platform, in turn maximizing profit.Maybe the solution is to have a desktop-class line of ARMs that are Intel-like, so either can be used, just like how we can use Intel or AMD on Windows. This ARM/Intel inter-exchangeability may benefit hackintoshers as well.
I read these things and it makes me laugh:I really hope you're right, but I think Apple is actively trying to block hackintosh users. They've never liked people using their software/hardware illegitimately. They're focused on controlling their own platform, in turn maximizing profit.
First comes ARM chips then eventually their own desktop level GPUs. They've already prevented users from customizing the Mac Pro since they introduced the "trash can" in 2013. I think it's clear the direction they're heading towards.