Between the thousands of movies edited in Final Cut Pro and the millions of lines of code written by developers on and for macOS, Apple was always popular in the creative world. As technology continued to evolve, however, as graphics got more advanced, and as things like Virtual and Augmented Reality came on the scene, some people were starting to think that Apple devices were falling behind in terms of pure processing power.
While Apple tried to strike back at WWDC 2017 with the iMac Pro announcement, the Hackintosh community has taken the matters into their own hands, with tonymacx86 user kgp building a true beast of a desktop computer, powered by the latest Intel Skylake-X processor.
In their guide, tonymacx86 user kgp goes over the necessary steps required to configure macOS on such a machine. While the process may seem daunting with a large number of steps required, the end result will produce an incredibly powerful macOS machine that has almost perfect compatibility - with native power management, Full USB Type-A, Type-C support, and Gigabyte Ethernet support on the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe used, along with Thunderbolt support via an ASUS Thunderbolt extension card.
Right now, kgp is using the 6-core Intel Core i7-7800X chip, but they are planning to upgrade to the truly beastly 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE, along with the high-end Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 TI GPU.
You can find the installation guide over at kgp's tonymacx86 thread.
Are you interested in building such an insane computer, or are you perhaps already using one? Or is the iMac Pro more down your alley? Let us know in the comments below!