- Nov 2, 2013
- Core i7 4770
- Zotac GTX 970 Mini
- Mobile Phone
I have been building systems for over 20 years and apart from a few early machines they have all been AMD. However, I was very lucky to have a client of mine donate me a MacBook Pro last christmas and had previously purchased my first iPhone (6S Plus) after Apple moved squarely into the business of protecting their customers' privacy (I work in Privacy and Data Protection so this is very important to me).
The first couple of months of using iOS and OS X was enough to convince me to rip out the AMD 8320 from my desktop and replace it with the Skylake i7 6700k. It took me about 2 hours to get a working OS X El Capitan installation finished and I have not looked back.
Sure it is not perfect - I can't let it sleep (but I turn my system off at the end of the day anyway) and I can't seem to get DP/HDMI Audio working - but the system works and works well. I have sound via the Line Out instead of the HDMI/DP so that is not really a significant issue for me.
System seems rock solid, fast as ... well something very fast - and I no longer have to check every single bloody update to make sure Microsoft are not installing yet more spyware.
I think the October event will see new MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and possibly iMac and I will probably buy the new MacBook Pro - but it won't replace my desktop I love this beast.
Hey buddy, without sounding like I'm telling you to suck eggs...
Check out how to generate your own SSDT. This may solve your sleep problems. Generating your own DSDT and patching it with common fixes can also help with the latter being my preferred method first.
HDMI/ DP audio is a common problem. My recommendation is not to attempt to fix any on-board audio at all. I'd just get a DAC or one of those saberent USB audio adaptors. HDMI/ on-board DP audio is very noisey and not very update proof. Why bother yourself with unnecessary hacks?
Good luck! Again, I hope I am not preaching to the converted.