- Jul 1, 2016
- RX 560
Update on High Sierra:
- All is going great since the upgrade, much better than I expected (other than the horrible root login security flaw, LOL). Stability has been on par with Sierra (no OS crashes or instabilities since the upgrade). I have a dual boot with my old Sierra system SSD drive and can access the Sierra disk and my user files directly from HS if need be.
- Sleep is working better than with Sierra it seems. In Sierra I seemed to have apps (mainly Chrome) keeping the machine awake sometimes.
- I am a little reluctant to stay on APFS, but it has been working fine thus far and boot time is nice and quick. I am not using TRIM (due to known performance issues with APFS and non-Apple SSD's) and am relying solely on the Samsung 850 EVO firmware. From my research, this isn't a big deal with modern SSD's that have their own garbage collection built-in, but there is still some debate. Some also have reservations on maintaining a hack using APFS, but I am content to keep it as-is for now.
- Nvidia web driver performance with the GTX 950 has been on par with Sierra. I don't notice any difference. Video editing and Cuda integration with DaVinci Resolve 14.1.1 has been working fine, same as in Sierra.
- Virtualization using VirtualBox is working great as usual for Linux and Windows.