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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.


Hi Dr Drumm today I got the MMTOOL to mod the BIOS however I got an error when doing so. If you are able to export your X79 UD5 Bios and throw it over the fence would be greatly appreciated!

Anyone else know why the bios file would say invalid FFS file for MM Tool? It was saved per the documentation.


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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.

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.

So, I take it that HackinPatibility is much more than with the CPU, which I’m imagining Skylake-X to be much the same as Skylake, as far as instructions go.

The rest of the chip set being equally or more important to be supported, may mean that if I go ahead and build an X299 machine without waiting for Apple, I may be running Ubuntu for more than a year and a half until the Mac Pro is finally updated in late 2018?
 
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So, I take it that HackinPatibility is much more than with the CPU, which I’m imagining Skylake-X to be much the same as Skylake, as far as instructions go.

The rest of the chip set being equally or more important to be supported, may mean that if I go ahead and build an X299 machine without waiting for Apple, I may be running Ubuntu for more than a year and a half until the Mac Pro is finally updated in late 2018?


Suspect someone will hack the X299 before the 2018 MacPro is released. Perhaps the iMacPro will have this chipset? Sometimes macOS beta files have chipset info before unreleased hardware is out - or super enthusiasts create files for them.
 
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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.

I guess it will be a week or less before some crazy dude here gets his Intel Core i9-7900X posting.
Requires some crazy Clover configuration.

I DOUBT sleep, audio, scaling, and all USB ports will work soon or work at all, that might take months/years (depending if Apple uses X299 officially) and might never be stable.

It's pretty sure that the iMac Pro will use Skylake-X / X299 hardware, so I'd expect native support to appear as soon as the iMac Pro is released.
I heard it will use another socket for servers, Xeon stuff.
Not X99 or X299.
 
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I guess it will be a week or less before some crazy dude here gets his Intel Core i9-7900X posting.
Requires some crazy Clover configuration.

I DOUBT sleep, audio, scaling, and all USB ports will work soon or work at all, that might take months/years (depending if Apple uses X299 officially) and might never be stable.


I heard it will use another socket for servers, Xeon stuff.
Not X99 or X299.

I've heard this too, though I hope it's not true. I'm sitting on a brand new shipment of everything for a 7700k build and I'm tempted to send it all back and sit on my hands until the iMac Pro is confirmed which socket it uses. I REALY REALLY want the 7820X, but I also don't want to buy into the 2066 socket if it's going to be outdated by the end of the year with Cannonlake, but I also don't want to sit on the 1151 socket if it's dead either. I hate how there are so many different sockets, I don't want to invest $300 in a motherboard just to replace it the next time I want to upgrade the processor.
 
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So, I take it that HackinPatibility is much more than with the CPU, which I’m imagining Skylake-X to be much the same as Skylake, as far as instructions go.

The rest of the chip set being equally or more important to be supported, may mean that if I go ahead and build an X299 machine without waiting for Apple, I may be running Ubuntu for more than a year and a half until the Mac Pro is finally updated in late 2018?

I want to build an X299 system as well but really don't want to use Windows for another year or two.
 
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I have orderered a gigabyte x299 gaming 9 board with an i9-7900x. I'll try it out when it gets here.
Super interested in your results!
I'm about to purchase a full X299 setup as well, and would love to keep running MacOSX
 
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Availability for the i9-7900x is still a few days out here, but I guess it will be here somewhere in the end of next week.

I have a mbp 2016 + ultrafine 5k for my work, so hackintosh is not my main purpose for this rig. I only needed a more powerful thunderbolt 3 system with the gigabyte add-in car so I can say goodbye to my second monitor and switch the cable between the windows rig and my macbook for gaming and VMware workstation purposes. But... with new hardware the urge is there to tinker with it to see if macOS actually runs o.k. ;-).
 
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