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Hi everyone,

I have a hypothetical question. I know that x299 isn't even out yet, but this question is more for people who really know how to tinker I guess to see what they think.

How long do you think it will take to get x299 support on hackintosh? Do you guys think it would pretty much be the same patches required by x99 builds? Let me know what you think.

I'm thinking of getting x299 hardware on day of release since I have to edit some shows come July and 4K is killing my current setup. I'll go Windows 10 until there's proper support for x299 on hackintosh, or at least a stable build. But just wondering.
 
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Cannonlake rumors of up to 6c/12t consumer-oriented/priced i7 CPUs, I think they are jumping to H370/Z370 chipsets for that…?
 

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It's very likely that the upcoming MacPro will use the X299 (or similar, server-class) chipset, so we might finally get native support for a workstation platform. I won't expect native macOS support before the upcoming MacPro is released though, which won't happen this year.
 
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I've been running X79 LGA 2011 i7-3930K for a few years since that came out from posts here (thanks Tony, Stork, Thanks and everyone)! Its been a phenomenal machine, and tmk was based on current edition Mac Pro logic board C606 (or dang similar). It clocks as fast as the current gen Mac Pro. It compiles unity 3d games, apps, and audio files like a beast. Can't wait to update to the latest X299 mainly to be able to boot from my Samsung 960 Pro M.2. Currently can only boot from Samsung 951 due to the UD5 x79 BIOS :(
 
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Thanks Dr Drumm!

Might have to try that. Board supports dual bios. Will be a lil scared to brick it as it is very stable otherwise. Did you have any problems?


None whatsoever.

Was scary (never done this kind of meddling before) but worked very well.

You basically take a vanilla BIOS firmware and slap an NVMe module on it from X99 firmware. That's it.
Worked great. This was just so the board would recognize the NVMw drive. From there everything was the same as regular SATA.
 
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Interesting now it looks like the new iMAc PRo will be X299, I wonder how they'll implement Turbo Boost Max 3.0? or will we see the chips punked by Apple?
 
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None whatsoever.

Was scary (never done this kind of meddling before) but worked very well.

You basically take a vanilla BIOS firmware and slap an NVMe module on it from X99 firmware. That's it.
Worked great. This was just so the board would recognize the NVMw drive. From there everything was the same as regular SATA.


Appreciate that Dr. Drumm - will give that a try once I secure files, and loop back a.s.a.p!
 
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You can mod your BIOS (I did for mine - GA-X79-UD3, practically the same) by adding NVMe support taken from X99 firmware.
Booting from Samsung 960 EVO with M.2 to PCIe adapter card.
Works flawlessly.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1571271/...rt-on-any-ami-uefi-bios-with-an-intel-chipset


Hi Dr. Drum,

Appreciate your help! I gained the courage to try this - it does work - woo hoo! Had to also tweak Clover a bit to add - NvmExpressDxe.efi to drivers64UEFI folder in clover. Samsung 960 Pro drive now shows and boots from clover.

From the post here:

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/solved-samsung-960-not-showing-in-clover.221802/

Appreciate you cman9090, and the Tony Mac Community!!!!!


Cheers to all

Thanks!!




**** Update it seems to boot sometimes and not others in 10.10.5. Waiting for High Sierra to come out in public beta as they say native support is possible.****
 
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