Which Mac OS are you using? And what Mac are you putting this GPU in?
I am open to install any Mac OS, put I prefer the latest version... I am going to build a CustomMacPro.
I will use this components:
Intel Core i7 6700 4,0GHz 1151
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 TH
Corsair Venegeance LPX DDR4 CL16 2x16 GB
Corsair RM550X 550W
Samsung 850 EVO Series MZ-N5E250BW 250GB (SSD)
Samsung 850 EVO Series MZ-75E250B 250GB
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 64MB 2TB
I am thinking of a GTX 960? (4GB)
What do you think abut that GPU?
A guy on a hackingtosh forum said that R9 290x is good....
What is the difference between a GPU with CUDA or OpenGL?
Hackintosh is not an easy road, my friend! I do not envy your path ahead. I would not try it. Just out of curiosity, why are you using the Mac operating system? I mean, I understand not buying a Mac Pro from Apple, but I'd need a very compelling reason to not just build a Windows machine. For example, Adobe does not officially support their software on hackintosh.
The 960 is a decent GPU, but considering it's not the current generation, I'd try to get something like a 970 or 980 if you can (unless there's some reason they don't work with hackintoshes)..
All modern GPUs have OpenGL. Those are two very different things. Apples and Oranges. Now, if you were asking about OpenCL vs. CUDA, that's a bit more understandable. AMD cards use OpenCL and it's kind of the equivalent of NVIDIA's CUDA. But most GPU things do a lot better with CUDA than they do on OpenCL. Things like Octane, Cycles, and the like run much better on CUDA. Premiere's Mercury Playback was originally CUDA-only.
That being said, modern Mac OS's are not written for NVIDIA cards, so you might be better going with an AMD if you're dead set on Mac.
Thanks for your answer!
I have worked on Mac (for the latest 15 years) So thats why I want to continue.
I have a friend that has build 3 hackintoch and they work perfect, getting some help from him.
On tonyxmac86.com they recommend a lot of the Nivida GPUs so I guess it will work fine.
Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro (2017) supports Sierra, that's what they say on Adobes website. So I don't know what you mean? But maybe there is a problem with Photoshop?
You're right; Adobe supports the Mac OS - no problem. They don't officially support HACKintoshes is what I was saying.
GPU driver issues, by the way, are the main source of oddities on hackintoshes that I've seen on the forums.
I should clarify: "Officially supported" and "actually do work" are two different things.
CS6 isn't "officially supported" on Sierra, but some people are running it without too much issue.
Thanks for your answers.
I been looking around in forums and I will go for a Nivida card. Not sure if it will be a GTX 960, 970 or 980.
But on Adobes website it says that Gpu for Mac Os is this list (for premiere pro 2017):
- GeForce GTX 675MX
- GeForce GTX 680
- GeForce GTX 680MX
- GeForce GT 750M
- GeForce GT 755M
- GeForce GTX 775M
- GeForce GTX 780M
- Quadro K5000
There the GTX 960/970/980 is not included? But it might work anyway? Is it just because they are not tested yet?
Anyway, GTX 960/970/980 is compatible with Hackingtosh.
Why not try to use the current generation of GTX 10 series? On my PC the GTX 1060 is faster than my GTX 970.
i don't think the 10 (or 1000) series works with hackintosh yet, only up to 900 series.
I sure got lots of hits with googling "Hackintosh GTX1060".
hits to websites/threads with it working?
Well I did not go that far. Too many other thing to do, but I did build a Hackintosh once but keeping up with Apple in addition to Windows was just to much to handle.
that's really irresponsible to recommend hardware that probably doesn't work, and then try to back it up with "google hits" without checking the search results out. seriously bad...