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A GTX 980 and a GTX 980 Ti are still far from poor quality cards that suck for regular 1080P gaming. Alas the 2070 and 2080 will soon be available and I see no reason for nVidia to offer additional drivers for those either.
CustoMac users are being forced to look towards their priorities as new GPU hardware that is plug and play straight out of the box is fast becoming something of yesteryear.

There are no easy one size fits all solutions, the issue of discrete graphics suitability has stalled for users that rely on a common answer to use between operating systems or for high end video work with macOS.

We need to accept the situation as we now find our selves in and steer users towards the best options for each individual. For some folk and in the short term using two cards may offer a solution on some motherboards. Some users may decide to move full time to Windows as a platform while others may consider that for them a dedicated Windows box and a dedicated macOS box is what will offer the best options.

The biggest problems going forward that I see from the nVidia side of things is that we have additional drivers at this point in time for the 900 series - the question is will we see the support for these cards continue post Sierra? If not then users are potentially stuck somewhere between Yosemite and Sierra with Apple slowly dropping support for these versions of macOS.

Looking towards (OT on this thread) Team Red, will we see new macs that bring other possibilities and can the hackintosh community make these cards work better than some of the existing models when it comes to dualbooting. Will Team Red have any higher end cards that we can use with macOS?

I do hope that we might see further nvidia drivers but I must concede that nvidia are appearing to be changing the model of their business and it does not fit in with the direction that Apple (computing) appear to heading.

Lets us see what unfolds product wise over the coming months - a revised version of macOS and new hardware from Apple. Newer still graphics hardware from nVidia and AMD.
 
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Hi All,

Quick question (i can't find the answer in the 30 pages or so I have read of this thread)........ I am currently dual booting my Hackintosh with Windows/Sierra and have a GTX 980 (which of course works like a dream). It is time for me to upgrade my rig and I am looking at getting a i7 7700k and a GTX 1080ti Graphics card.

My question is: Is it easy to boot Sierra via the Intel Integrated GPU via HDMI whilst the 1080ti sits in the computer and will only be used for Windows via DP ?

Thanks for any help!
 
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The problem will be the API support at some point. I'd guess that won't be an issue for a while though.
That and Apple could drop all Nvidia in 10.13 since all of the machines that used them become obsolete. So, just like mac pro users (myself in this case as well,) we will have to move on.

I get constant 60fps going into 85fps in Witcher 3 Ultra settings at 3440x1440 on a 980Ti
 
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Hi All,

Quick question (i can't find the answer in the 30 pages or so I have read of this thread)........ I am currently dual booting my Hackintosh with Windows/Sierra and have a GTX 980 (which of course works like a dream). It is time for me to upgrade my rig and I am looking at getting a i7 7700k and a GTX 1080ti Graphics card.

My question is: Is it easy to boot Sierra via the Intel Integrated GPU via HDMI whilst the 1080ti sits in the computer and will only be used for Windows via DP ?

Thanks for any help!

Yes, it is. That is how I'm running my system. It does require going into the BIOS to change the initial display output when changing OSes so you can see the boot screen, but you get used to doing it.
My config is this:

Sierra
HD530 driving 1x4K60p (HDMI2.0 via the coredisplay patcher)
HD530 driving 2x1080p (Displaylink USB3 - HDMI adaptors)

Windows 10
GTX1080 driving 1x4K60p (Displayport)
HD530 driving 2x1080p (Displaylink USB3 - HDMI adaptors)
 
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The future is eGPU for our community (because Apple pretty much doesn't have any more Macs with actual PCIe slots). I'm hoping nVidia sees the incentive to support that.
 
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eGPU is an ugly solution for our beautiful desktops. I think with the next generation of MacPros, Apple will choose AMD or nVidia for the rest of his life...:rolleyes:
 
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I feel most hacky users will either switch to ubuntu or windows if and when our current systems no longer function with macOS. I highly doubt all of a sudden we'll decide to fork out some stupid amount of money for the latest glorified iPad with a keyboard that apple releases under the MacBook Pro banner. It's Apple's loss at the end of the day, all the creatives are fleeing the sinking ship, I remember seeing them sign up in the first place, now I'm seeing the same with the surface studio pro.
We'll see what the next event brings, but I'm sick of them being boring and safe.
 
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I feel most hacky users will either switch to ubuntu or windows if and when our current systems no longer function with macOS. I highly doubt all of a sudden we'll decide to fork out some stupid amount of money for the latest glorified iPad with a keyboard that apple releases under the MacBook Pro banner. It's Apple's loss at the end of the day, all the creatives are fleeing the sinking ship, I remember seeing them sign up in the first place, now I'm seeing the same with the surface studio pro.
We'll see what the next event brings, but I'm sick of them being boring and safe.

Of course it depends on what you use your Mac for. If you use software which is also available on Windows, then Windows might be your future OS. On the other hand, if Terminal is one of the Mac apps you use the most, and you don't care much about comfort, convenience, and coherent design, then Linux (or other UNIX-like) might be your future path.

But, if you are like me, a frequent Terminal user, but very used to MacOS exclusive features, and also using software which is available on Windows and Mac, then, at this time, I don't foresee any real alternative (unless you consider NeXTSTEP/OpenSTEP an alternative, in which case I'd agree it's perhaps the only way to keep your current workflow outside of a Mac).

Too bad MacOS isn't open-source. It shouldn't be needed that it was open-source if Apple was true to its principles. But it isn't anymore, so without an open-source MacOS, there's no alternative.

Anyway, I do hope I'll be able to use my Pascal Titan on MacOS someday.

Also, MacBooks are really good IMHO (not the Pros, the fan-less ones). If the next update brings a 16GB RAM option, it's going to be a must purchase as the successor for my MacBook Air.
 
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