(Hackintosh Pascal) Nvidia latest-generation drivers now support MacOS for Pascal graphics

(Hackintosh Pascal) Nvidia latest-generation drivers now support MacOS for Pascal graphics

Nvidia latest-generation drivers now support MacOS for Pascal graphics

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Why it matters to you
If you run an old Mac Pro or a Hackintosh, you can now reap the benefits of the latest generation of Nvidia graphics cards.
Nvidia wasn’t kidding or just trying to curry favor when it said it planned to release MacOS-compatible drivers for its latest-generation Pascal graphics cards. Just a few days later, it has followed through on that pledge by debuting the first beta release of drivers that support the new graphics processors (GPU).
The list of Apple systems that can support add-in graphics cards is short and rather antiquated at this point — the last time Apple released an officially supported, upgradeable graphics card system was prior to the 2013 Mac Pro overhaul. However, those users and anyone running a Hackintosh now have the option of more powerful graphics, thanks to the new Pascal drivers.

Until now, the best that those users could hope for is Nvidia’s Maxwell graphics cards, which, while impressive, don’t hold a candle to Pascal in terms of efficiency and raw power. With the new Pascal drivers, they can make use of everything from a GTX 1050 right through to the latest top-of-the-line GPU, the Titan Xp.
Released as part of the WebDriver-378.05.05.05f01 package, the drivers add support for all Pascal cards and can be found at this direct download link, according to 9to5Mac. It could come in handy for MacOS gamers, as well as those who need additional graphical power for rendering 3D effects or video editing.
Alongside older Mac Pro owners and Hackintosh users, there is another group that will likely benefit from this release — those running external graphics cards. Reports of successful implementation with the Thunderbolt-connected Akitio eGPU system have already begun appearing on Reddit, so we may see newer Mac Pros running Pascal graphics cards before long.

Kaby Lake CPUs + 200 Series Motherboards Hackintosh Testing FakeCPUID Trick

Kaby Lake CPUs + 200 Series Motherboards Hackintosh Testing FakeCPUID Trick


 Kaby Lake CPUs + 200 Series Motherboards Hackintosh

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Hey everyone, just thought I'd start a new post to discuss this week's freshly released CPUs and motherboards. Intel just released their 7th Generation CPU family called 'Kaby Lake' and manufacturers put out the supporting Socket LGA1151 Z270 and H270 motherboards. This time around Intel has decided that these new 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) CPUs will also work with existing 100 Series motherboards, and that existing 6th Generation (Skylake) CPUs will also work in new 200 Series motherboards. This should make upgrading much easier.

Early Adopter's Buyer's Guide: Kaby Lake CPUs + 200 Series Motherboards

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Please note 7th Generation CPUs and 200 Series motherboards are NOT supported natively in macOS. At this point it's too early to determine future compatibility, however preliminary reports are that the CPUs require workarounds to boot.

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/kaby-lake-hd620-working.209598/

The majority of the motherboard manufacturers are using supported Intel i219-V, Realtek 8111H, or Killer E2500 ethernet. Many 200 Series motherboards also have Realtek ALC1220 onboard audio, which has not been tested. The platform also uses the same DDR4 RAM as last generation.

This post will be updated! If you have any information to share please let us know!

EDIT 1: Quick Kaby Lake / 200 Series Guide
Thanks to the early adopters and testers in this thread and around the net, the following info is known.

1.To boot, CPU ID needs to be spoofed. Go into Clover options at boot time and input the Skylake ID as FakeCPUID. Then just add the key and string in the KextandKernelPatches section of Clover's config.plist during post-installation.

Skylake CPUID: 0x0506E3

Code (Text):
...
    <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key>
    <dict>
        <key>FakeCPUID</key>
        <string>0x0506E3</string>
...
With this fix, I used UniBeast and MultiBeast to install in less than 30 min.

2. After successful installation, to get full graphics acceleration for Kaby Lake Intel HD 630, three fixes to Clover's config.plist are necessary. One, Intel Graphics ID must be spoofed to 0x19168086 under /Devices/FakeID/IntelGFX.

Code (Text):
...
        <key>FakeID</key>
        <dict>
            <key>IntelGFX</key>
            <string>0x19168086</string>
...

Two, install FakePCIID.kext and FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext to /Library/Extensions using KextBeast. Three, add the 'Skylake Glitch Fix' (AAPL,GfxYTile) to Devices/AddProperties/.

Code (Text):
...
    <key>Devices</key>
    <dict>
        <key>AddProperties</key>
        <array>
            <dict>
                <key>Device</key>
                <string>IntelGFX</string>
                <key>Key</key>
                <string>AAPL,GfxYTile</string>
                <key>Value</key>
                <data>
                AQAAAA==
                </data>
            </dict>
        </array>
...