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fred:
Sierra is hardly an urgent reason. For Siri? Or?
7:02 am — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
And with at least new iMacs coming out soon, just wait. No reason to throw your money away.
3:16 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
anonymous:
You idiots seem to be under the impression that Intel makes their chips faster every year, like in the 90s. They don't.
4:07 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
anonymous:
> You idiots seem to be under the impression that Intel makes their chips faster every year, like in the 90s. They don't.

Fascinating. Have no GPUs come out in the last 3 years either?
4:15 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
anonymous:
> Fascinating. Have no GPUs come out in the last 3 years either?

he's got a point.
4:16 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
ass:
A fool and his money
4:19 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
anonymous:
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4:20 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
All Nvidia cards work on Mac OS X, although you may not get the boot screen. That's why my Mac has a crappy GT-120 in one slot running the secondary monitor.

5:55 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
The lack of a boot screen also makes it difficult to log into filevault.
7:37 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Hollywoodland:
Got plenty of Mid-2010 Mac Pro 5,1 models around here. His argument is ridiculous. Drop in two X5690 3.47ghz chips, have MacVidCards flash a GTX 980 Ti or Titan X (unflashed will only support PCIe 1.0, not PCIe 2.0), and get a PCIe SSD for full x4 pipeline support. You get a slightly slower machine (1333mhz bus compared to 1867), but way faster graphics performance. It's also cheaper and supports far more internal storage options.
8:21 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Going Going Gone!:
To be honest, a 3ghz xeon is fast enough for what most people do, which is practically nothing. A 750ti is good enough for normal daily use as well, including 4k.
8:52 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Rendergirl:
I agree with Hollywoodland:
We have two mid-2010 Mac pro 5,1's, and we are running 980 cards from Macvid. X5690 3.47 ghz chips, though we haven't opted (yet) for the PCIe SSD. That's next.

One comment to Strokel, I don't think the Pascal cards work (yet). I go to the Macvid page every week to see if they have had success.

In any case, software we run isn't taking full advantage of new architecture from Nvidia, so the 980's are fine for the moment.
9:31 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
Aren't the 5690s out of range for the power supply? I heard there was a 95w per processor limit on the 4,1 and 5,1.
9:45 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
anonymous:
He could have built a nice Hackintosh for $1000.

What a retard.
10:57 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
anonymous:
Apple usually ties XCode to the OS version. So you might need Sierra to develop for the current iOS.
11:44 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
anonymous:
> He could have built a nice Hackintosh for $1000.

>What a retard.

maybe he wants it to work without fucking with it constantly.
1:43 am — Thursday, 5 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
It costs about a thousand, but for less you could get a Mac Pro 5,1 with a good video card.

And if he was worried about Apple's ever-approaching vintage date the hackintosh is a non-starter.
2:44 pm — Thursday, 5 January 2017
Hollywoodland:
@Rendergirl and Stroke: No 10xx support from NVIDIA at this point, and no word if they'll even do it. 9xx might the last series we get full driver support for.

@anon: Most Gigabyte-based Hackintosh builds work flawlessly through Apple system updates without requiring any driver reinstallation. It's what Blackmagic actually recommends for DaVinci rigs, unofficially of course (officially they still recommend a 5,1 over a 6,1).
7:27 pm — Thursday, 5 January 2017
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