Contribute
Register

Can i change i7 8700k to i9 9900k and 1080ti to 2080ti

Joined
Oct 26, 2013
Messages
7
Motherboard
Asrock fatal1ty z370 gaming k6
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
GTX 1080 TI
Mac
Mac Pro
Currently have a build with the core I7 8700k. It also has the ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 motherboard, an asus gtx 1080ti. I was wondering if I could just swap the processor and it would work out of the box since I already have functional build or if the change would require more complicated software manipulation? I was also wondering about changing the 1080ti to the 2080ti but I feel like that would be mire difficult. Any helpful advice would be appreciated. Thanks
 

P1LGRIM

Moderator
Joined
Mar 2, 2012
Messages
23,379
Motherboard
Lenovo ThinkStation p300 ⌘
CPU
i7-4790K
Graphics
HD 4600
Mac
MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Classic Mac
Power Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS

Jamesbond007

Moderator
Joined
May 21, 2011
Messages
5,469
Motherboard
Z390 Designare
CPU
i7 9700KF
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
Mac mini
Mobile Phone
iOS
Currently have a build with the core I7 8700k. It also has the ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 motherboard, an asus gtx 1080ti. I was wondering if I could just swap the processor and it would work out of the box since I already have functional build or if the change would require more complicated software manipulation? I was also wondering about changing the 1080ti to the 2080ti but I feel like that would be mire difficult. Any helpful advice would be appreciated. Thanks
If you are already running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on your system, then you should be able to swap in a 9900K to replace your 8700K and the system should boot. However, before you replace the CPU, you should check whether the version of the motherboard BIOS can support and recognize the 9900K. If not you will need to perform a BIOS update first, and then reconfigure the BIOS settings.

For the graphics card, just save your money. The RTX graphics cards are not supported in any version of MacOS due to the lack of Nvidia web drivers.
 
Top