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About Asgorath

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  1. How are you determining that Turbo Boost isn't working? Are you getting GPU clocks from the FakeSMC plugin? These are known to be out of date and not read the correct clocks for any Maxwell or Pascal GPU. In other words, it's almost certain that Turbo Boost is in fact working just fine, it's just that the macOS software doesn't know how to read the correct clock values. Edit: Here's the source for the Maxwell part of GeForceSensors: https://sourceforge.net/p/hwsensors/hwsensors3/code3/HEAD/tree/trunk/plugins/GPUSensors/GeforceSensors/gm100.cpp NVE0 is the Kepler routine, which will simply read the wrong clock values for Maxwell and beyond.
  2. Just look at the file the NVIDIA preference pane uses to auto-update: https://gfe.nvidia.com/mac-update Latest driver appears to still be 30.106 for 17E199.
  3. It's equally (or I would say much more) likely that NVIDIA fixed this a month ago, and was doing weeks of rigorous testing given how severe the issue was, and once they were confident the issue was actually solved they released their driver. Nothing against the authors of NvidiaGraphicsFixup, that workaround was very impressive. I just don't see how "if you swap this function with an older implementation the stuttering goes away" is actually that useful for NVIDIA. Who knows.
  4. I think you're reading way too much into that, there are tons of other binary changes in the new drivers. The most obvious answer to me is that there was some path that performed well but had a bug, so NVIDIA had to disable it (and the kext hack re-enabled it). Once the underlying issue was actually fixed, the path was re-enabled. I'd be very surprised if the answer was simply "oh yeah let's swap in this old implementation of some internal function and call it a day".
  5. Many people are reporting that the latest driver for 10.13.4 (i.e. 387. solves the lag problems, so it'll probably be worth testing with all other hacks (e.g. NvidiaGraphicsFixup) removed.
  6. I've been seeing more and more reports that the major issues with the 387 drivers have been fixed in the latest release, so it's probably worth trying to run without the NvidiaGraphicsFixup kext to confirm. If the drivers have been fixed (or even just changed) there's no telling what the hack in that kext will do if you try and use it with the new drivers.
  7. Metal 2 helps CPU-limited games, assuming they rewrite their engine to take advantage of the new features. Given that the Window Server, Safari etc are not CPU-limited games, then it's not surprising that you aren't seeing massive improvements from High Sierra.
  8. Start a thread, or post in one of the existing threads, at https://forums.geforce.com/default/board/132/geforce-apple-gpus with detailed instructions of how to reproduce the lag. Include a detailed description of your Hackintosh setup, especially motherboard/GPU and which system definition (e.g. iMac17,2) you are using. NVIDIA is clearly working to improve this, but posts like "my system lags" don't contain enough information for them to do anything about it.
  9. There are many explanations, here are two examples: 1) NVIDIA is incompetent and the macOS driver team is 2 guys working in a basement with no support. 2) NVIDIA hasn't been able to reproduce these issues in their testing. You said it yourself, some Hackintoshes aren't affected, so perhaps NVIDIA only has systems in that category? What's your definition of "proper web drivers" exactly? Do we really have to assume that there is incompetence or malice on their part? I don't know what the issue is, because my system has been running perfectly fine in the applications I use on a regular basis. Clearly, there are many people who are having issues, so there's definitely something going wrong. Posting in a venue where NVIDIA can work with you seems like a really good idea, in any case.
  10. I posted a link on the previous page: https://forums.geforce.com/default/board/132/geforce-apple-gpus
  11. Per the other thread, you might want to try taking this discussion to the official NVIDIA forums: https://forums.geforce.com/default/board/132/geforce-apple-gpus as NVIDIA is known to respond to discussions there. If nothing else, it'll be very clear to them that this is an issue that is affecting a lot of people.
  12. Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H with a Core i7-4790K and a GTX TITAN X (GM200). I have SIP enabled, and only inject FakeSMC and IntelMausiEthernet from Clover, no other hacks to my system (I use USB audio etc). My point is that people who are having problems should start posting on those geforce.com forums, as NVIDIA is known to respond there. Maybe they will be able to work with anyone who is seeing this issue to figure out what is going on.
  13. Try posting here, perhaps? https://forums.geforce.com/default/board/132/geforce-apple-gpus
  14. Yeah it's been perfectly fine for me too, no problems at all.