Hackinstosh Updated with OSX 10.10 Yosemite




OS X 10.10 Yosemite - Hackintosh

I took some time this afternoon to update my hackintosh with the brand new OS X 10.10 codenamed Yosemite. Like the first time, I downloaded OS X Yosemite and put it on a bootable USB key (with Unibeast) following this tutorial about how to install OS X Yosemite on any supported Intel-based PC.

I installed OS X Yosemite with a Radeon HD 6870 (I tried first with a GeForce GTX 780 but impossible to start the installation with the GTX 780, no matter the command line options I entered at the Chimera boot screen: -x GraphicsEnabler=No, etc…). With OS X Yosemite and the ASUS P8Z77-V, only Radeon cards seem supported for the installation.


OS X 10.10 Yosemite - Radeon HD 6870

Once Yosemite is installed, you can change the graphics card: I started OS X 10.10 with the GeForce GTX 780 without problem. It’s cool, I can easily test my GPU tools with GeForce and Radeon cards on OSX!

Here are the “About this Mac” screenshots with the HD 6870 and the GTX 780:


OS X 10.10 Yosemite - Radeon HD 6870

OS X 10.10 Yosemite - GeForce GTX 780

With an OpenGL 3.2 context, 47 OpenGL extensions are exposed for a GTX 780 while only 43 are present for a HD 6870:


OS X 10.10 Yosemite - OpenGL extensions for a GeForce GTX 780

OS X 10.10 Yosemite - OpenGL extensions for a Radeon HD 6870

OSX 10.10 comes with NVIDIA R310.41 (a rather old driver…). But you can update the graphics driver with this one: R343.01. It works with Quadro and GeForce cards:


OS X 10.10 Yosemite - GeForce GTX 780 - R343.01

OS X Yosemite does not bring new version of OpenGL, we are still limited to OpenGL 4.1 like in Mavericks.

I quickly tested some GLSL Hacker demos and everything seems ok:


OS X 10.10 Yosemite - GLSL Hacker demos

OS X 10.10 Yosemite - GLSL Hacker demos
A simple PhysX 3 demo (PhysX SDK v3.3.2) — nope, there’s no GPU PhysX…

Flat buttons and flat icons remind me Windows 8/10. Flat world…


OS X 10.10 Yosemite - flat buttons

OS X 10.10 Yosemite - flat icons

Next step: compilation of GLSL Hacker on OS X Yosemite with Xcode 6.1. I hope I won’t meet too many surprises…





3 thoughts on “Hackinstosh Updated with OSX 10.10 Yosemite”

  1. Xajel

    Wonder can it run Radeon R9 290(X) or not, last time I checked 290’s are not supported, but 280 are ( as 280 are basically a rebadged 7800 GPU )

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