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Hello, I did some searches and couldn't find a recent thread like this, I just have a general question about what kind of laptop (brand/series/model) I should buy for optimal hackintosh attack surface in the gaming/workstation category?

 

I've been looking at Razer, Asus, Lenovo, even System76 (which would cost me dearly in customs fees), but I just have no idea what the general consensus is on these brands (I was completely immersed in Apple-land the last 15 years). I've read up on hackintosh a bit and I know about GPU issues, WiFi issues, etc, but this knowledge isn't enough to choose a laptop, since there are so many other variables I don't know about! I need some guidance on where to jump in.

 

Is it even possible to use discrete Nvidia GPUs for hackintosh?

 

Please advise!

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OSX and gaming = NO

 

it's just not worth it. unfortunately the difference in graphics quality and graphics performance in games between windows and OSX is like night and day.

it doesnt matter how beefy your graphics card, in mac osx it will look and run pretty $hit.

a gtx 1070 feels like a gtx 960 in my experince, choppy and pretty bad quality comparing to windows

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well..

i tried Fortnight, with a 980ti,

choppy as hell, not a smooth experience.

booted windows 10 LTSB same game.

end of mac games.

for me anyway

old games run ok but new ones pretty bad

like Diablo 3 runs pretty good on Mac, but that runs ok with just about anything

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I have a few games on Steam, and I have not had any problem running at 1080p

What resolution are you running at as that can make all the difference.

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it's not about resolution , but directX vs GL.

 

which looks a lot different, sure minecraft it wont matter or if you have a crappy graphics card to start with.

but on beefy graphics cards, the kind you buy to have ultra settings, things look {censored} on a mac.

 

this includes GTX 1050ti, even GTX 770 beats it or GTX 680.

i dont understand why people buy cards like 1050ti which is about the same performance as a GTX 670 from  2012. like really?

980ti is hugely faster than a 1050ti so on your card it doesnt matter windows or OSX it will look equally bad.

sorry to say mate :)

 

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Hi there, I don't mind gaming under macOS. I know it's better on Windows, but I just want to be able to play my old games on macOS with better fps. Surely a GTX 1050 Ti would be better than an integrated Intel card. I'm hoping to be able to switch between GPUs during boot – Nvidia for gaming, Intel for energy efficiency. Do you know what I need to look for to find a laptop that can do this? Specific chipset, or specific card, or both? I know it's possible with the Quadro P2000, but not sure under what other conditions.

 

Most of the laptops I'm considering right now have GTX 10** series cards. I already know RTX series doesn't work.

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i know what you're saying. i would also much rather game on OSX and i gave it my best shot.

having said that i have 0 laptop hack experience.

 

post in laptop support i think,

otherwise your best bet is too google laptop builds for osx hack gaming

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Ok, I accepted the compromise of not having discrete graphics under hackOS, since UHD 630 seems to be sufficiently powerful for most of my needs, and I've settled for a Lenovo ThinkPad P52. The chipset is 'Mobile Intel CM246' which I hope is hackintoshable. I will go buy it tomorrow. Thanks for the advice!

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