- May 29, 2013
- Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming
- i9-9900K OC'd @ 5.0GHz
- Radeon VII
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Then you have to adapt....but isn't that ALWAYS what you have to do with computers? You always have to deal with new equipment, drivers that work sometimes, but not others, and sometimes not at all. I would remind you of our adventures with the 10GBE cards......that got fixed, didn't it? So, it can be done.
But Graphics cards aren't forever, and in a year, I may not have the 1080 TIs because something else will come around....in my view, there is no permanancy in what you buy, unless you're buying a real Mac.
The thing is, the last three releases of the Nvidia web drivers have all caused a considerable number of people lag and I lost confidence in Nvidia being able to release good drivers any time soon.
Meanwhile, AMD cards have been working better with each new macOS release. With 10.13.4, RX 500-series and Vega cards run without any extra kexts, patches, etc. I am far more confident in Apple making AMD cards work right than Nvidia releasing good drivers.
The 10GBase-T cards were different. I bought that knowing it may not work and was just experimenting. At $100, it was a small gamble. With these graphics cards, we easily shell out over $700 or more. It's a much bigger gamble/investment. I don't feel it's wrong for buyers to expect working drivers.
Of course, nothing lasts forever and these things eventually become obsolete, but with the Pascal cards, we are talking about current generation. Plus, with the current surge in prices of video cards, I can easily see people sticking with a card a bit longer than they would under normal circumstances.