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Minimum nVidia graphics required to run MacOS Mojave

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Gigabyte Z390 Pro WiFi
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i9-9900K
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UHD 630
Could this come from the fact that it presenting as X 8 PCI lane while I have plugged in a x16 .Moreover in the last times I have the chance to use it more than previously but while It could regognire it fully,it was very slowly .Maybe it is the card . I had the chance to run a score and I shoesh single core 6000 and multi 30000
 

jaymonkey

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ASRock-Z97 EX6
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Vega 64LC + HD4600
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Could this come from the fact that it presenting as X 8 PCI lane while I have plugged in a x16
@ilias,

All Intel Desktop class CPU's (even the latest i9 CPU's) only have 16 CPU PCIe lanes ... those lanes are shared across your PCIe Slots (excluding any that go though the PCH which will be limited to x4 max) so if you have any other card card plugged into anther PCIe slot that is serviced by the CPU (even if its only x4 then in most cases you only see x8 lanes on your GPU.

It's a crappy Intel limitation that all of their Desktop CPU's have ... if you want more PCIe lanes then you have to use Workstation Class CPU (XEON) .. Some motherboards implement PCIe lane switches that try to get around this limitation but those switches introduce micro delays in the PCIe bus and can be problematic.

Cheers
Jay
 
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Gigabyte H370M-D3H
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i3-8350K
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RX 560
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Android
Hello guys! I have NVIDIA GT 630 and GT 730. What additional configurations do I need to do to make it fully work in Mojave? Thanks!
 
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Hi Friends

i have old machine 2nd ten i7 2600 cpu 16gb ddr3 1333 ram gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 Mainboard and ATI RADEON 5770 1 GB GDDR5 Vga card...I can try install Mojave ,Everythings fine except Graphic card and I change second hand NVIDIA GT630 2GB pci 8x fanless vga card ...Up Voila everything is perfect....Best and cheap option for Metal support NVIDIA GT630.....All Ports Working ( Triple Monitor )
Wow! I have gt 630 card as well but no hardware acceleration... How did you manage to enable metal support? Thanks!
 
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Gigabyte H370M-D3H
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i3-8350K
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RX 560
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Android
Guys! I am really shocked to see this... I am running High Sierra and using Nvidia GT 1050ti with nvidia web driver installed... Looking into the system report, my card appears to be metal capable... Is this true???
 

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Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force
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Just grabbed a NVS510 for super cheap...

So being native, does the macos boot screen show or is it a black screen until it boots up?
 
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AsRock P67 Pro3 SE
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i5-2380P
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GT 210
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Android
Hi, someone know if mojave can run with NVIDIA Gigabyte GeForce 210?
 

Jamesbond007

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Hi, someone know if mojave can run with NVIDIA Gigabyte GeForce 210?
No, it won't work fully. The 210 does not support Metal, the Apple graphics framework required in MacOS Mojave.
 
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I have GTX 760, which is as I understand natively supported.

But I can't see hardware acceleration, even preview with spacebar in Finder is not working.
Any kexts needed or any options in bootloader?
 
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