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Intel i9 Processors and iMac Pro

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Given the recent announcement of a new 18 core iMac pro - I assume this processor is the new x series of processors? My question is whether we know what equipment will be used in the new iMac and whether that will mean native support, and if so, can we then buy that same equipment ourselves and have an easier workstation hackintosh?

My assumption is based on the ease of hackintosh machines that use native processors used in the actual macs, compared to say a broad well-E hackintosh, and the complexity of those.

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I am sure that once the new iMac Pro is released we will probably still need to wait for naive support to arrive in the publicly available version of macOS that ships in the first 2018 new release/update. It is possible that we might have support in macOS before that point or we could be able to at least have some success with spoofing the CPU device ID.

Once there is some X299 boards and CPUs available I would expect some folk to begin testing. Early adopters can have a tough time with consistency and reliability of macOS installation across different boards and CPU models. Don't expect the best of results to really come together for some time yet.

The Apple iMac Pro will according to Apple be available with 8, 10 and 18 core options. The information from Intel on the new 8,10 and 18 core processors is as follows;

8 Core; i7-7820X
10 Core; i9-7900X
18 Core; i9-7980XE
 
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What Apple shown was Skylake X, not I9 CPUs. I'm rocking dual 8 core Xenon CPUs that works easily without much effort for 1/2 the price of any Skylake or Kabylake setups. Why bother with the latest and greatest PC masters race. Compatibility > raw performance.
 
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I am sure that once the new iMac Pro is released we will probably still need to wait for naive support to arrive in the publicly available version of macOS that ships in the first 2018 new release/update. It is possible that we might have support in macOS before that point or we could be able to at least have some success with spoofing the CPU device ID.

Once there is some X299 boards and CPUs available I would expect some folk to begin testing. Early adopters can have a tough time with consistency and reliability of macOS installation across different boards and CPU models. Don't expect the best of results to really come together for some time yet.

The Apple iMac Pro will according to Apple be available with 8, 10 and 18 core options. The information from Intel on the new 8,10 and 18 core processors is as follows;

8 Core; i7-7820X
10 Core; i9-7900X
18 Core; i9-7980XE


On apple website they said "8-, 10-, or 18-core Xeon processor" i believe the new iMac pro does't comes with i9
 
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What Apple shown was Skylake X, not I9 CPUs. I'm rocking dual 8 core Xenon CPUs that works easily without much effort for 1/2 the price of any Skylake or Kabylake setups. Why bother with the latest and greatest PC masters race. Compatibility > raw performance.

Care to share your setup specs?
 
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On apple website they said "8-, 10-, or 18-core Xeon processor" i believe the new iMac pro does't comes with i9
I can almost guarantee that the new iMac Pros are i9’s, if you haven’t seen intels website recently the Xeon is somewhat dead, as it hasn’t really been updated. And it just so happens that Apple is shipping them with 8 core 10 core and 18 core.
 
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