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  1. All other areas works (GPU, Memory, SSD). What's the deal? I allowed full access to my Early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina.
  2. I've owned the Mac Pro 2013 for a year. Its the six-core model that came with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD onboard. My experience with this machine has been frustrating from the beginning. Frankly, the 2007 Mac Book Pro 17" with 16GB OWC memory and a 1TB SSD feels peppier. That's unfortunate because I bought the Mac Pro to be my home workhorse. The problems started from the purchase. The Apple store sold me the LaCie Thunderbolt 4TB drive (still rotational). Migrating from the 17" Mac Pro, with 1TB, to a 256GB drive meant I had to pick and poke my way through installations. That caused lots of problems. So much for that new machine responsiveness. Key for me was that I couldn't even back up my iPhone 128GB to my home computer. I had to go find a Terminal Code to try to defer the backups to another external drive. That wasn't an Apple experience. Well, not the "It just works" experience which has been the purpose for owning a Mac. I just need to get work done fast! For the last year, I've experienced this balancing act of NOT ENOUGH. Not enough RAM even at 32GB now. Not enough Storage on board though I upgraded to the OWC Aura 1TB. There was simply no way to Work. Despite Apple's paradigm of designing and extremely fast (supposedly) Main computer that can run multiple monitors, drives etc, ironically Adobe didn't get the email and still wants to run only on the onboard SSD. After experiencing lousy performance running Creative Cloud on the LaCie, I installed on the local SSD. Better but not screaming. During the year I also got a QNAP TVS-863. Unfortunately just one month before QNAP released a Thunderbolt version. The bottom line is that Apple sold underprovisioned hardware as an entry level tool but which I'd argue was a glorified email reader with no guts to do run hard and fast. - $4000 Mac Pro, - $300 LaCie D2 Thunderbolt/ - $900 OWC Aura - $3500 QNAP Server and 28TB worth of disks To their credit when Apple Care realized one point of concern that the 16GB RAM, they replaced it with 32GB RAM to see if that would keep the Mac from creating a swap file. That has helped but the margin of 3-7GB is usually based on running one Adobe App. I've now asked both Adobe and Apple about the problems I've had with poor running performance and each blames the other and insists they don't talk to each other to seek the highest performance. I hope that was just poor customer service. The net effect of the failures of this machine is that my clients have at times experienced poor performance bottlenecks because I had to deal with dramatic slowdowns, had to reinstall System software several times and Adobe Software more than a few times. The Mac Pro 2013 has been a dismal failure in my opinion. It has not been the backbone of my office. Its been a ball and chain that is constantly demanding more RAM or a separate SSD Thunderbolt Raid. All of the hobbling around I've done has been due to Mac making this system so expensive that you have to be ready to fork out another $5000 to make it usable. Its an amazing idea to essentially make the entire office the virtual hardware enclosure instead of confining drives and peripherals to a box but its not going to work if all of the software wants to be nuzzled up close to the CPU bus and not at the other end of a thunderbolt tether. And it would also help if there were a central application that helped manage all of the Application Libraries to be stored on external drives: Mail, Photos, Music. So what's the story? Both Apple and Adobe seem to falling flat on their faces by layering their hardware and software solutions with Community driven layers to sell Cloudliness instead of focusing on maintaining their prowess as power suppliers to power producers. Both Apple and Adobe need to wake up. Faster PC's are available and millennials are not using Adobe as much as their predecessors. I'm not longer limited to owning a Mac Adobe product when I can as easily own a PC and get the Adobe software. I'd like to know if anyone else has had these problems and experiences and if a magic RAM/STORAGE/CPU combination has been successful. Mine's been shite.
  3. Are there any plans on getting the Mac version of Novabench up to par with the PC version. Right off the bat, the Mac version is missing the battery and temperature features. The portable version also does not work on Mac. Are these features ever going to be added to the Mac version?
  4. Hi, I have a late 2012 MacMini that I have been using as just a file server until recently. As a file server it is pretty spartan in terms of installed software. Still it run incredibly slowly. And the benchmarks quantify it (score: 585). What steps can be taken to identify exactly the source performance drain? Cheers!
  5. Hi yall, I still get bad results with the GTX1080ti (Asus founders edition): Any ideas on this? The card should receive enough power. The 8- and 6-pin PCIe power cables are connected to an external RM650x (jumping the green wire on the mb-cable). Cheers Philipp
  6. Hello, I have a brand new SSD (crucial MX300) in a fresh installation of my hackintosh with Sierra 10.12.4 on a rock solid overclocked i5: i5-760 (first generation) 2.8 @ 4ghz 20x200 and Memory running at 1600 Mhz, almost working but the graphics, with the following results: Intel Core i5 running at 4GHz Asus GeForce GT 610 Mac OS X 10.12.48GB RAM (Score: 162)- RAM Speed: 5227 MB/sCPU Tests (Score: 512) - Floating Point Operations/Second: 161866176 - Integer Operations/Second: 332425984 - Hashes Computed/Second: 1200510 GPU Tests (Score: 0)- 3D FPS: 0Disk Tests (Score: 12)- Write Speed: 33 MB/s (installed in HDD) Reinstalled with brand new GTX 750 ti, Nvidia Wed drivers installed and updated in config.plist use clover, now graphic acceleration works, but my CPU and RAM performs half some hours ago: Intel Core i5 running at 4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Mac OS X 10.12.48GB RAM (Score: 148)- RAM Speed: 2540 MB/sCPU Tests (Score: 240) - Floating Point Operations/Second: 80833472 - Integer Operations/Second: 152541184 - Hashes Computed/Second: 537284 GPU Tests (Score: 181)- 3D FPS: 583Disk Tests (Score: 38)- Write Speed: 159 MB/s Which can be the reason to perform so bad? Thanks in advance!
  7. Hey folks, I'm new to this forum, so thanks for your patience with my ignorance. I've been experiencing abnormal shutdowns of my MBPr (mid-2012) whilst using Google Maps. Usually (but not always) the fan would go loud and then black screen. This was mostly on the Earth mode but more recently it happened with maps, too. I tried re-setting PRAM, SCM, etc., but nothing seems to have worked. I wanted to do some tests and thus discovered Novabench. During the test, when colour visualisations appeared (I don't know how this part of the test this is called), the Mac would crash—every single time. Any thoughts? Btw, attached is part of a screenshot which captures the last second of the test at which point the computer shut down. Many thanks, Pete P.S. My Mac was serviced three months ago because of the well-known video issue this line-up is having: Seems odd the problem would return?
  8. How come Blackmagic Disk Speed Test and Novabench, both downloaded from the Mac App Store, give such a different disk-speed-result?
  9. Hi there! This is the first time I ran Novabench, so I don't know if my system score is what it should be. My Mac has slowed down during the last weeks and I have no idea why. I'd like to know if my system results are normal for it's configuration. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot! Novabench score.nbr
  10. hi there, my mac is very slow, especially start-up time, starting-up after computer sleep, and when doing backups to my external hard drive. took my first nova bench test. the hardware test looks especially slow. any upgrade advice would be much appreciated.
  11. I have done 2 tests using some of my MacBook Pro's and the test only registers the integrated graphics card (intel) even though the computers are set to only use the dedicated graphics cards in energy settings. I think there may be a glitch in the NovaBench software can anyone confirm this? Do we know if there will be an update soon to fix this issue? My scores seemed kind of low in the Graphics Department considering a iMac with the same "card" scored better. Thanks