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Here no problem between the 6900 XT Reference and Gigabyte Titan Ridge with modified firmware. Big sur 11.4 with SMBIOS IMAC Pro 1.1 (i prefer this based on my hardware), Weg and Adgpmod = Pikera in the boot arg.

What firmware version are using for Titan Ridge? If you could post a screenshot System Information > Thunderbolt that would be great. I may have to reflash mine.
 
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What firmware version are using for Titan Ridge? If you could post a screenshot System Information > Thunderbolt that would be great. I may have to reflash mine.
 

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When people ask if the new Navi2 are worth the upgrade, are they asking in reference to the MSRP or the actual market prices that these GPU's are currently going for? Because there is at least $1000 discrepancy in there, and at to me that is a pretty big difference between "it's worth it" to "it's way overpriced for what you get"


I'm a professional video editor
I make a living from the hardware I purchase

The price of the product is not so much the matter in the purchase decision

If I did not know how to make an Hackintosh then surely I would buy a Mac Pro 2019
Then everything there is 10 times more expensive

The question is whether when I have an old RX VEGA 64 or Radeon VII
Will I see better performance with the RX 6900 XT ?

No numbers in the benchmarks
But real-world Work
With new and hard-to-encode files

And the answer is not always clear

Because we've already seen an i7 processor 8700k at $ 300
Beats in its performance 18Core processor (7-9-10 generation) at 1000$
in video Editing Thanks to intel uhd and quick sync technology

As I wrote in the previous post
that my Dual Radeon VII does not bring more performance
in Davinci Resolve or FCPX

So the question is more professional Than financially
 
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I'm a professional video editor
I make a living from the hardware I purchase

The price of the product is not so much the matter in the purchase decision

If I did not know how to make an Hackintosh then surely I would buy a Mac Pro 2019
Then everything there is 10 times more expensive

The question is whether when I have an old RX VEGA 64 or Radeon VII
Will I see better performance with the RX 6900 XT ?

No numbers in the benchmarks
But real-world Work
With new and hard-to-encode files

And the answer is not always clear

Because we've already seen an i7 processor 8700k at $ 300
Beats in its performance 18Core processor (7-9-10 generation) at 1000$
in video Editing Thanks to intel uhd and quick sync technology

As I wrote in the previous post
that my Dual Radeon VII does not bring more performance
in Davinci Resolve or FCPX

So the question is more professional Than financially
My answer to that would be: you will do.

I have a B550 Vision D board with Ryzen 5900X and a RX6800 dGPU. Running on Big Sur 11.4 I see that I am getting a lot of performance out of my system - on Cinebench r23 my system ranks 3rd in multicore (20,000+) compared to Threadripper (1st) - and they beat all other previous Intel scores in the list. VDA decoding and HVEC encoding on this absolutely runs no problem. If you also upgrade your motherboard and/or SSD to something like WD SN850 using PCIe 4.0 you will definitely see much higher gains in video editing because of the extra throughput.
 
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Well... a monkey just teleported in my head guys! So... Anyone had experience with Cascade Lake-W Platform? It's actually the same as the real Mac Pro 2019 (same chipset C621 and same Xeon W-32XX CPUs)

What kind of benefits one would have with it compared to the Skylake HEDT? ok ECC RAM for max stability and more PCIe 3.0 lanes, anything else?

I'm planning to switch to Asus Pro WS C621 Sage - W-3235/W3245 - ECC RAM - 6800XT

Given the actual price I would sell my actual X299 board + 9980XE + NonECC RAM + 5700XT for a pretty penny

Any thoughts on this madness would be greatly appreciated! @ramazarusx I've seen you're actually tryin something similar, updates?
 
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Any thoughts on this madness would be greatly appreciated! @ramazarusx I've seen you're actually tryin something similar, updates?

I personally wouldn't swap a 9980XE for Xeon W3235 or 3245 - you're giving up cores and frequency for extra memory bandwidth and ECC (but likely lower frequency memory as well).

Unless you have a specific need for the ECC and/or extra PCI-E lanes it doesn't make that much sense I think. If you need the extra cores for rendering or compute then really to get the additional performance from switching platforms you should go for the much higher core count CPU's.

But I would love to hear about how it goes, and getting it all set up and working with BS, something I would like to try sometime :)
 
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Well... a monkey just teleported in my head guys! So... Anyone had experience with Cascade Lake-W Platform? It's actually the same as the real Mac Pro 2019 (same chipset C621 and same Xeon W-32XX CPUs)

What kind of benefits one would have with it compared to the Skylake HEDT? ok ECC RAM for max stability and more PCIe 3.0 lanes, anything else?

I'm planning to switch to Asus Pro WS C621 Sage - W-3235/W3245 - ECC RAM - 6800XT

Given the actual price I would sell my actual X299 board + 9980XE + NonECC RAM + 5700XT for a pretty penny

Any thoughts on this madness would be greatly appreciated! @ramazarusx I've seen you're actually tryin something similar, updates?
me, personally
My next computer will be a Mac based Apple processor (m1x or m2)

I do not see a good future for Hackintosh and intel base mac's

Soon (even very close at wwdc 2021) apple will launched Mac's for professionals
Which I think will be very surprising in terms of capabilities and innovations

Right now my x299 is great
even if I upgrade a Graphic card to 6900 xt

As an Hackintosh in my opinion these are his last years

But the hardware can serve as a great server for years to come!
So I will not rush to sell my x299
 
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Well... a monkey just teleported in my head guys! So... Anyone had experience with Cascade Lake-W Platform? It's actually the same as the real Mac Pro 2019 (same chipset C621 and same Xeon W-32XX CPUs)

What kind of benefits one would have with it compared to the Skylake HEDT? ok ECC RAM for max stability and more PCIe 3.0 lanes, anything else?

I'm planning to switch to Asus Pro WS C621 Sage - W-3235/W3245 - ECC RAM - 6800XT

Given the actual price I would sell my actual X299 board + 9980XE + NonECC RAM + 5700XT for a pretty penny

Any thoughts on this madness would be greatly appreciated! @ramazarusx I've seen you're actually tryin something similar, updates?

There was a guy named DSM or whatever who built a 28 core hackintosh based on this machine and it worked fine, but like someone else mentioned I don't think it's worth the hassle. You will have issues with the BIOS and have to find a bunch of workarounds and you will be on your own because no one has a Hackintosh like that to help you troubleshoot haha

Just keep the 9980XE (10980XE is crippled) and overclock to 4.2-4.5Ghz on all cores with a nice watercooling solution and you're set for a while. It will rival high end Mac Pros. Upgrade the GPU to 6800XT/6900XT and you have a banging machine for a while until Apple actually releases a M2 or something (I tried M1 Mac Mini it was worthless to me and I returned it).

These Lake based 14nm+++ processors are dead in the water anyway, they have no future. So why trade one without a future with another one without a future?

Overall I'm still pretty happy with this Hack and very underwhelmed by M1s performance for what I do day to day. I will wait until next year to see what Apple has in store before I get a real Mac again.
 
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There was a guy named DSM or whatever who built a 28 core hackintosh based on this machine and it worked fine, but like someone else mentioned I don't think it's worth the hassle. You will have issues with the BIOS and have to find a bunch of workarounds and you will be on your own because no one has a Hackintosh like that to help you troubleshoot haha

Just keep the 9980XE (10980XE is crippled) and overclock to 4.2-4.5Ghz on all cores with a nice watercooling solution and you're set for a while. It will rival high end Mac Pros. Upgrade the GPU to 6800XT/6900XT and you have a banging machine for a while until Apple actually releases a M2 or something (I tried M1 Mac Mini it was worthless to me and I returned it).

These Lake based 14nm+++ processors are dead in the water anyway, they have no future. So why trade one without a future with another one without a future?

Overall I'm still pretty happy with this Hack and very underwhelmed by M1s performance for what I do day to day. I will wait until next year to see what Apple has in store before I get a real Mac again.
Are there known issues with C621 BIOSes? Anyway, since I should be able to swap CPU/Board/Ram for no extra cost selling my old parts I was thinking on it, I agree it's worthless if you have to spend money but it shouldn't be the case. Obviously if C621 is known to be a pain, then it's not smart to switch from X299 to C621, I was just thinking, due to C621 being the same Mac Pro chipset, that would be a relative simple hack. Somebody here on Tonymac has C621 systems and it seems they're pretty happy with the Asus Sage C621 boards.
 
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Are there known issues with C621 BIOSes? Anyway, since I should be able to swap CPU/Board/Ram for no extra cost selling my old parts I was thinking on it, I agree it's worthless if you have to spend money but it shouldn't be the case. Obviously if C621 is known to be a pain, then it's not smart to switch from X299 to C621, I was just thinking, due to C621 being the same Mac Pro chipset, that would be a relative simple hack. Somebody here on Tonymac has C621 systems and it seems they're pretty happy with the Asus Sage C621 boards.

I believe there are some threads on a German forum and it took a while for him to set it up. If you are willing to take the hard path, feel free to do so. At one point I was thinking of doing the same, but it wasn't worth the hassle. There's literally just 2 motherboards that support it and I think some Supermicro server board. And that thing needs a crazy amount of power to power the VRMs. I don't think Intel ever released this CPU for mainstream consumption, they did it to show off that they can still compete against AMD but failed miserably when AMD has a 64 core counterpart.

I really think X299 is the end of the high end Hackintoshes. Whatever macOS 12 is, it most likely will be the last Intel supported OS, then it will be Apple Silicon only starting with macOS 13 in Fall of 2022.
 
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