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Need advice on Gigabyte P57X v7 laptop for Sierra

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Motherboard
SuperMicro X9Dai
CPU
E5 2650 (x2)
Graphics
GT 740
Mac
iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Quadra
Mobile Phone
iOS
http://www.gigabyte.us/Laptop/P57X-v7#sp

I was wondering if this laptop is a good contender for a Sierra install with the video card working, all USB and sound to be utmost priority.

  • Not sure where to get more hardware specs? I tried to google it but got all general results. I have heard Gigabyte makes the motherboards for MACs so that is the thinking.
    • CPU
      7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz-3.8GHz)
    • Display
      17.3" FHD 1920x1080 IPS Anti-glare Display LCD
      17.3" QHD 2560x1440 120Hz Anti-glare Display LCD
      17.3" UHD 3840x2160 Anti-glare Display LCD
    • System Memory
      8GB/16GB DDR4 2400 2 slots (Max 32GB)
    • Chipset
      Mobile Intel® HM175 Express Chipset
    • Video Graphics
      Intel® HD Graphics 630
      NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 GDDR5 8GB
      Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
    • Storage
      *Support Tri-storage System
      -1 x 2.5” HDD slot
      -1 x M.2 SSD slot*1 (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe Gen.3 X4 & SATA)
      -1 x Swappable ODD/HDD slot for 2.5” HDD/SSD slot

      *The storage capacity may differ by country and region. Please contact your local dealers or retailers for the latest product information.

    • Keyboard Type
      Full-sized Anti-ghost 30-key Rollover Backlit Keyboard
    • Optical Disk Drive
      Blu-ray Rewritable Drive
      Super Multi DVD RW
    • I/O Port
      3 x USB 3.0 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C),
      HDMI 2.0, D-sub, mini DP, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
    • Audio
      2 x 2 Watt Speaker, Microphone, Dolby® Digital Plus™ Home Theater
    • Communications
      LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
      Wireless LAN: 802.11 ac (a/b/g/n compatible)
      Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.2+ LE
    • Webcam
      HD Camera
    • Security
      Implements TPM by CPU, supports Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
      Kensington Lock

  • CPU
    7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz-3.8GHz) Kaby Lake?
  • Display
    17.3" FHD 1920x1080 IPS Anti-glare Display LCD
    17.3" QHD 2560x1440 120Hz Anti-glare Display LCD
    17.3" UHD 3840x2160 Anti-glare Display LCD
  • System Memory
    8GB/16GB DDR4 2400 2 slots (Max 32GB)
  • Chipset
    Mobile Intel® HM175 Express Chipset
  • Video Graphics
    Intel® HD Graphics 630 (would this need to turned off in the BIOS?)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 GDDR5 8GB
    Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
  • Storage
    *Support Tri-storage System
    -1 x 2.5” HDD slot
    -1 x M.2 SSD slot*1 (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe Gen.3 X4 & SATA)
    -1 x Swappable ODD/HDD slot for 2.5” HDD/SSD slot

    *The storage capacity may differ by country and region. Please contact your local dealers or retailers for the latest product information.

  • Keyboard Type
    Full-sized Anti-ghost 30-key Rollover Backlit Keyboard
  • Optical Disk Drive
    Blu-ray Rewritable Drive
    Super Multi DVD RW
  • I/O Port
    3 x USB 3.0 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C),
    HDMI 2.0, D-sub, mini DP, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
  • Audio
    2 x 2 Watt Speaker, Microphone, Dolby® Digital Plus™ Home Theater
  • Communications
    LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
    Wireless LAN: 802.11 ac (a/b/g/n compatible)
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.2+ LE
  • Webcam
    HD Camera
  • Security
    Implements TPM by CPU, supports Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
    Kensington Lock
 

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Motherboard
Asus N752VX-OpenCore
CPU
i7-6700HQ / HM170
Graphics
HD 530 1920 x 1080
Mac
iMac
Mobile Phone
iOS
http://www.gigabyte.us/Laptop/P57X-v7#sp

I was wondering if this laptop is a good contender for a Sierra install with the video card working, all USB and sound to be utmost priority.

  • Not sure where to get more hardware specs? I tried to google it but got all general results. I have heard Gigabyte makes the motherboards for MACs so that is the thinking.
    • CPU
      7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz-3.8GHz)
    • Display
      17.3" FHD 1920x1080 IPS Anti-glare Display LCD
      17.3" QHD 2560x1440 120Hz Anti-glare Display LCD
      17.3" UHD 3840x2160 Anti-glare Display LCD
    • System Memory
      8GB/16GB DDR4 2400 2 slots (Max 32GB)
    • Chipset
      Mobile Intel® HM175 Express Chipset
    • Video Graphics
      Intel® HD Graphics 630
      NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 GDDR5 8GB
      Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
    • Storage
      *Support Tri-storage System
      -1 x 2.5” HDD slot
      -1 x M.2 SSD slot*1 (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe Gen.3 X4 & SATA)
      -1 x Swappable ODD/HDD slot for 2.5” HDD/SSD slot

      *The storage capacity may differ by country and region. Please contact your local dealers or retailers for the latest product information.

    • Keyboard Type
      Full-sized Anti-ghost 30-key Rollover Backlit Keyboard
    • Optical Disk Drive
      Blu-ray Rewritable Drive
      Super Multi DVD RW
    • I/O Port
      3 x USB 3.0 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C),
      HDMI 2.0, D-sub, mini DP, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
    • Audio
      2 x 2 Watt Speaker, Microphone, Dolby® Digital Plus™ Home Theater
    • Communications
      LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
      Wireless LAN: 802.11 ac (a/b/g/n compatible)
      Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.2+ LE
    • Webcam
      HD Camera
    • Security
      Implements TPM by CPU, supports Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
      Kensington Lock

  • CPU
    7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz-3.8GHz) Kaby Lake?
  • Display
    17.3" FHD 1920x1080 IPS Anti-glare Display LCD
    17.3" QHD 2560x1440 120Hz Anti-glare Display LCD
    17.3" UHD 3840x2160 Anti-glare Display LCD
  • System Memory
    8GB/16GB DDR4 2400 2 slots (Max 32GB)
  • Chipset
    Mobile Intel® HM175 Express Chipset
  • Video Graphics
    Intel® HD Graphics 630 (would this need to turned off in the BIOS?)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 GDDR5 8GB
    Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
  • Storage
    *Support Tri-storage System
    -1 x 2.5” HDD slot
    -1 x M.2 SSD slot*1 (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe Gen.3 X4 & SATA)
    -1 x Swappable ODD/HDD slot for 2.5” HDD/SSD slot

    *The storage capacity may differ by country and region. Please contact your local dealers or retailers for the latest product information.

  • Keyboard Type
    Full-sized Anti-ghost 30-key Rollover Backlit Keyboard
  • Optical Disk Drive
    Blu-ray Rewritable Drive
    Super Multi DVD RW
  • I/O Port
    3 x USB 3.0 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C),
    HDMI 2.0, D-sub, mini DP, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
  • Audio
    2 x 2 Watt Speaker, Microphone, Dolby® Digital Plus™ Home Theater
  • Communications
    LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
    Wireless LAN: 802.11 ac (a/b/g/n compatible)
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.2+ LE
  • Webcam
    HD Camera
  • Security
    Implements TPM by CPU, supports Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
    Kensington Lock
Follow the Clover guide linked from the FAQ.
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.164990/
 
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