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The only problems I've seen are with the latest Nvidia drivers not working well, mostly with Haswell or newer systems. I'm using GTX 1050 with my HP 6300 and don't have any problems with them so far. Since you are using HD4000 it should be routine.

Thats awesome to hear! I will update my Time Machine backup and start the update!
 
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Hey guys, I made sure to go back several pages to see if this question had already been addressed so please forgive me if it has and I just didn't go back far enough.

Has anyone successfully updated to 10.13.4? If so, what challenges did you face on your machine that you needed to overcome, if any?

My machine:
HP 8300 full size tower
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HD4000
Kingston 250GB SSD
I have pretty much the same machine as you and my 10.13.4 upgrade was very smooth.
 
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Looking to purchase the highest end graphics card I can for my HP 8300 Small Form Factor model.
(I don't game, but definitely want highest resolution display for photo/video editing)

I saw the direct link to Newegg on page 1 of this guide with the MSI AMD RX560 LP 4GB, and since it's Low Profile, that looks like the top of the line at a reasonable price.

Is this Amazon link essentially the same card or one that will also work?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072J422CZ/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

I'd rather buy from Amazon (have some credits) and I searched the customer reviews and it said that it comes with a standard bracket (attached) and an optional low profile bracket in the box.

Was about the pull the trigger on this, but wanted to confirm it will work with macOS Sierra (not High Sierra).
Any info is appreciated, thanks.
 

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@HackaShaq the one you linked from Amazon is not LP so don't buy that. You can only get the RX560 fully supported in 10.13.4 It may work with Sierra 10.12.6 but it would be best to have 10.13.4 instead.

Either wait till AMZ carries the LP version or buy it from Newegg and update to High Sierra if you want it to work OOB with a few kexts like Lilu installed.
 
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@HackaShaq the one you linked from Amazon is not LP so don't buy that. You can only get the RX560 fully supported in 10.13.4 It may work with Sierra 10.12.6 but it would be best to have 10.13.4 instead.
Good info especially about Sierra/High Sierra. I wasn't aware of that, thank you!
 
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@HackaShaq the one you linked from Amazon is not LP so don't buy that. You can only get the RX560 fully supported in 10.13.4 It may work with Sierra 10.12.6 but it would be best to have 10.13.4 instead.

Either wait till AMZ carries the LP version or buy it from Newegg and update to High Sierra if you want it to work OOB with a few kexts like Lilu installed.


Amazon does carry the LP RX560.

MSI RX 560 4GT LP OC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B7YMBFC/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
 

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The GTX 1050 Ti is faster than the RX560. Even the regular 1050 is slightly faster.
https://www.techspot.com/review/1430-radeon-rx-560-vs-geforce-gtx-1050/

Yes, generally speaking, Nvidia cards outperform AMD cards while consuming less power and running cooler. However, in macOS, the Nvidia web drivers have been increasingly problematic and Nvidia cards often don't perform as well as they do in Windows.

On the other hand, AMD support has seen huge improvements since Apple began working on eGPU support. There are now some AMD cards that truly work OOB. Just plug it in and go. No need for special kexts or edits to configurations.

Recently, I switched from a GTX 1080 to Vega 56 on my Z370 build. It's difficult to quantify how much of an improvement I experienced but everything is much, much smoother. It's like sliding warm butter over a piece of glass vs sliding a piece of sand paper over wood.
 

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