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pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

pastrychef

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Exactly. I don't get it why? I thought, maybe this is the effect of the new BIOS.
Do you have other apps running in the background that can be affecting benchmark scores? Even the Messages app can affect scores...
 
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Do you have other apps running in the background that can be affecting benchmark scores? Even the Messages app can affect scores...
No. I restart and boot the hack. Then waits for about 10 min. without touch anything and starting to the Geekbench.
 

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No. I restart and boot the hack. Then waits for about 10 min. without touch anything and starting to the Geekbench.
Geekbench scores are quite heavily weighted on RAM speed...

How are your Cinebench scores?
 
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Geekbench scores are quite heavily weighted on RAM speed...

How are your Cinebench scores?
I have 64GB 2400Mhz Ram. Maybe you are right cause actually the Cinebench score is much better. CPU score is 2152.
 

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I have 64GB 2400Mhz Ram. Maybe you are right cause actually the Cinebench score is much better. CPU score is 2152.
Yes. I think that explains the Geekbench scores. It will definitely be affected by 2400MHz RAM.

The Cinebench score sounds about right.
 
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Would you foresee any issues with dropping a 5700 XT into this build?
 

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Would you foresee any issues with dropping a 5700 XT into this build?
I've seen some users have issues with black screen on boot (usually fixed with "agdpmod=pikera" boot flag").
Some users report that IGPU must be enabled for it to work right...

So, there are still some issues with the drivers but I think that they will be improved with upcoming macOS updates. Apple has already started using Navi cards in Macs so drivers should continue to improve.
 
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I don't anticipate doing this tomorrow, but the warnings are good to know. As you didn't mention any hardware issues, I'll assume that won't present a problem. Thanks!
 

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I don't anticipate doing this tomorrow, but the warnings are good to know. As you didn't mention any hardware issues, I'll assume that won't present a problem. Thanks!
Yes. Hardware-wise, everything should be good. We just have to wait for drivers to mature a little bit more and I expect the 5700 XT to be one of the best GPU options.
 
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Hi Pastry,

I have the same build as your original 8700K. I currently run Sierra but need to upgrade to High Sierra, can I "upgrade" or do I need to do a clean install?

Cheers
Dave
 
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