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Does 10.14.5 Update Properly Recognize the i9 Processors?

CaseySJ

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It will recognize the i9-9900K only if you add this:

Screen Shot 2019-05-21 at 7.48.24 AM.png

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Tx :)

If I don't spoof the CPU type as you mentioned above, the 9900k is recognized as "3.6GHz Intel core i7" (8 cores, 256KB/core = 2MB L2 cache, 16MB L3* cache) in 10.14.5 (was "unknown" in 10.14.4).
So I guess it's now ~~recognized~~ as an i7-9700K, right?

However (and in addition to the L3 cache value mentioned), Activity Monitor still reports 16 threads* (this is right for the 9900K) rather than only 8 (as expected for the 9700K).
So I guess it nevertheless ~~works~~ as an i9-9900K, right?

Now if I spoof the CPU type in Clover, would It change anything performance-wise? Or would it only be cosmetic?

Tx
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* these values all correspond to the 9900K and not the 9700K
 
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Tx :)

If I don't spoof the CPU type as you mentioned above, the 9900k is recognized as "3.6GHz Intel core i7" (8 cores, 256KB/core = 2MB L2 cache, 16MB L3* cache) in 10.14.5 (was "unknown" in 10.14.4).
So I guess it's now ~~recognized~~ as an i7-9700K, right?

However (and in addition to the L3 cache value mentioned), Activity Monitor still reports 16 threads* (this is right for the 9900K) rather than only 8 (as expected for the 9700K).
So I guess it nevertheless ~~works~~ as an i9-9900K, right?

Now if I spoof the CPU type in Clover, would It change anything performance-wise? Or would it only be cosmetic?

Tx
-a-

* these values all correspond to the 9900K and not the 9700K
Correct. ‘About this mac’ is purely cosmetic and all 16 threads of the i9 should be available for use.
 
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side note: I'm still using iMac18,3 (since 19,1 was not available back then).
Will I see any improvement if I switch to 19,1 or will it be the same?

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Have you tried this yet?
Not yet.
AFAIU this will not change anything. Am I wrong? Let me know please...

Best,
-a-
 
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