- Apr 17, 2012
- Asus X299 Prime Deluxe
- Vega 56
@izo1 I was told that, with my Vega 56, I should stay on iMac Pro 1,1 but I am curious about Mac Pro 7,1. Would you advise against it or give it a shot? I can do it on a clone, of course. I am in pro audio/music.The new 10core iMac is a really good value and performance if you need a real Mac and those comps have the 10xxx CPUs. The 10 core is faster than the 10/12 core iMac Pro it seems (especially single core performance).
If you are a professional audio person like this guy that requires high end PCIe cards, then a Mac Pro (2019) would be more suitable for a real Mac.
For X299 I suggest MacPro7,1, which is what I've been using for a while with zero issues.
Also myself and a few other people were very early adopters of OpenCore and it was messy back then, now it's much much better and not all over the place like before. Of course it still requires knowledge to edit the config manually, but the documentation and tutorials are really good by now.
I'm personally a graphic design professional (more on the high end motion graphics side) and personally just need many fast cores and a lot of RAM for all the Adobe apps to be open (I use almost all of them at the same time). I love how snappy the 18core Hackintosh is for my day to day work...however, time is money for me and I think I could live with a 10core iMac for now until the Mac Pro has better specs at the base level. I can easily afford a $15,000 Mac Pro but I don't see why I would get it if maybe new Intel CPUs are around the corner, and let's not forget ARM and where Apple is headed with the Mac. I think I will just get a 10 core iMac for now and part out the Hackintosh, unless someone buys this thing i spent hundreds of hours if not thousand to perfect haha.
I believe I just need to add MacProMemoryNotificationDisabler.kext and change the SMBIOS?