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NVIDIA 'Pascal' Graphics Drivers Released: Buyer's Guide Updated!

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dont install fakesmc with GPUsensors beacause it causing kernel panic on boot, i think hwsensors need update to support pascal.

Confirmed. Removed GPUSensors.kext for now ...
 
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... Tonight the CEO of Nvidia emailed me back informing me that my email was the decision Pascal has come to MacOS, that previously he had no idea it was wanted. Thanks to communities like this, the eGPU community, the creative editors and VFX artists and the colorists over at LiftGammaGain.com, I was able to present that there was certainly a corner of the world that wanted this. Though I haven’t heard back from Tim Cook and likely won’t, I can’t say how much it means to hear back from Nvidia’s CEO so candidly. Reaching out made this happen, and I never thought the day would come. My initial effort was basically a "eh can't hurt to send an email".

Great work getting to someone who can make a decision.
Thanks for your dedication and research to get there
 

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:headbang:Success with another important and sophisticated high-end Pascal Graphics Card !:headbang:
Apart from the GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11G, tonymacx86's Nvidia Pascal Graphics Cards Buyer's Guide seems to miss another important and sophisticated high-end Pascal Graphics Card:

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Please find below my recent Out of the Box benchmark results, including a comparison with my former Gigabyte Geforce GTX 980 TI, which has been replaced by the AORUS GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme on 4/15/2017.

I performed the individual benchmarks on my own build, which is described in detail in the thread linked here within.

Below I just briefly summarize the main components of my actual build:

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  • ASUS X99-A II
  • Intel i7-x6950X (10 core @ 4.2 Ghz)
  • 128GB G.Skill TridentZ (3200 Mhz)
  • Gigabyte AORUS Geforce GTX 1080 TI Xtreme Edition 11G
  • Samsung EVO 960 NVMe 1TB
  • Sierra 10.12.4
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AORUS Geforce GTX 1080 TI Xtreme Edition 11G Out of the BOX Benchmark Results:


Geekbench v4.1 - Metal

Reference - Nvidia GTX 980 TI (same system build) - Metal Score: 78440

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Luxmark v3.1

Reference - Nvidia GTX 980 TI (same system build) - CPU & GPU Score: 22652 / GPU score: 17575

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Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0

Reference - Nvidia GTX 980 TI (same system build) - FPS: 100.8; Score: 2539; MinFPS: 18.9; Max FPS 191.8

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Cinebench R.15

Reference: Nvidia GTX 980 TI (same system build) - OpenGL: 138.04 fps; CPU: 2186 cb

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On March 3rd I sent a pretty desperate (and poorly worded, apologies) group email out to Jensen H. Huang (CEO of Nvidia) and Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) essentially begging for Pascal chipset support on Macs. I have read hundreds of pages of threads waiting on Pascal support for Mac all over the web, lot of dead ends, lot of sad people giving up and selling chipsets. In an effort I considered to be completely futile, I decided to start digging around and seeing if I could find contacts and reach out to at least one of these guys, maybe they’d simply delete the email, maybe it’d never get through a filter, or best case scenario they’d at least forward the email to someone who could at least write the idea on a post it note.

What happened was even better. Tonight the CEO of Nvidia emailed me back informing me that my email was the decision Pascal has come to MacOS, that previously he had no idea it was wanted. Thanks to communities like this, the eGPU community, the creative editors and VFX artists and the colorists over at LiftGammaGain.com, I was able to present that there was certainly a corner of the world that wanted this. Though I haven’t heard back from Tim Cook and likely won’t, I can’t say how much it means to hear back from Nvidia’s CEO so candidly. Reaching out made this happen, and I never thought the day would come. My initial effort was basically a "eh can't hurt to send an email".

I really do get the notion that Nvidia’s team wants to be out here with us, delivering support for MacOS probably doesn’t make nearly the impact on their revenue that the gamers or deep learning crowd out there would, but the fact that they did this for us is incredible. Continue to show Nvidia your love, people!

Excuse the cheesey long first email, I was really just trying to paint a picture of how important Nvidia/Mac usability is thru the only angle I’m familiar with: filmmaking (I'm no hackintosh aficianado, I only understand how important Nvidia cards are for software like Resolve, the Adobe suite, etc). Was an honor to hear back from him, I can’t believe my email is what finally made it happen after a year or more of our communities starting to lose hope.

http://imgur.com/a/ohWpz

That's awesome.. I went out last night and bought a GTX 1050 ti SSC because of these drivers and because my ATI 5770 wasn't supported by 10.12.4
 
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On March 3rd I sent a pretty desperate (and poorly worded, apologies) group email out to Jensen H. Huang (CEO of Nvidia) and Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) essentially begging for Pascal chipset support on Macs. I have read hundreds of pages of threads waiting on Pascal support for Mac all over the web, lot of dead ends, lot of sad people giving up and selling chipsets. In an effort I considered to be completely futile, I decided to start digging around and seeing if I could find contacts and reach out to at least one of these guys, maybe they’d simply delete the email, maybe it’d never get through a filter, or best case scenario they’d at least forward the email to someone who could at least write the idea on a post it note.

What happened was even better. Tonight the CEO of Nvidia emailed me back informing me that my email was the decision Pascal has come to MacOS, that previously he had no idea it was wanted. Thanks to communities like this, the eGPU community, the creative editors and VFX artists and the colorists over at LiftGammaGain.com, I was able to present that there was certainly a corner of the world that wanted this. Though I haven’t heard back from Tim Cook and likely won’t, I can’t say how much it means to hear back from Nvidia’s CEO so candidly. Reaching out made this happen, and I never thought the day would come. My initial effort was basically a "eh can't hurt to send an email".

I really do get the notion that Nvidia’s team wants to be out here with us, delivering support for MacOS probably doesn’t make nearly the impact on their revenue that the gamers or deep learning crowd out there would, but the fact that they did this for us is incredible. Continue to show Nvidia your love, people!

Excuse the cheesey long first email, I was really just trying to paint a picture of how important Nvidia/Mac usability is thru the only angle I’m familiar with: filmmaking (I'm no hackintosh aficianado, I only understand how important Nvidia cards are for software like Resolve, the Adobe suite, etc). Was an honor to hear back from him, I can’t believe my email is what finally made it happen after a year or more of our communities starting to lose hope.

http://imgur.com/a/ohWpz
Great job reaching out to Huang and Cook, and it's really interesting to see his response. There's actually at least one other case of someone reaching out to Huang about Pascal drivers and getting a response back in December:
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/nvidia-gtx-1080.1971528/page-16#post-24011049
 
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Today I installed an Asus Turbo GTX 1080 Ti 11G in my hackintosh. I had to update Clover, and do both parts of fix #6. It has about the same performance as 2x R9 280X in FCPX, and frame rates in games like World of Tanks have gone from ~45 to ~95. Night shift works. Audio over HDMI works. Multiple displays work (1x4K, 2x2K).

Very happy. Thanks for all the persuading, arm-twisting and waiting patiently you all did for me - I didn't even know this would be an option until it was :D
 

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Don't use Cinebench. It's like installing Windows 3.1 for benchmarking a 2017 gaming rig.
Use Heaven and/or Valley for graphics benchmarking.
 
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Don't want to flood here but my old Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 costs me $160 year ago (used). Current price about $100. and it reach 87 in Cnebench and 12375 in Luxmark 3.1 ball render :) 'Pascal' is just slightly faster, so don't need to replace card in nearest 5 years or so...
its also a pure OpenCL card which OS X loves, on my GTX 980TI rig I went back to El Capitan because of many graphical glitches with Nvidia web driver 10.12.4 (all Sierra in general).
On my 280X rig Sierra works like charm and any OpenCL benchmark matches what 980Ti scores (but faster in FCPX), so yeah, its very wise to keep those fast OpenCl AMD cards for our Hackintoshs as OS X prefers and fully supports only AMD cards for now :headbang:
 
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