Category Archives: Hackintosh

Custom Built Mac iFive – Geekbench 3 Results

Custom Built Mac iFive with Intel iBridge CPU GeekBench Score



Bench Rig Spec here,  GeekBench Results  Browser  (Chart)

Hackintosh vs Mac Pro – Real World Benchmark

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 Benchmark
Hackintosh vs real Mac

PC vs Mac

Get benchmark image (5184 × 3456) 3.6 MB here, test your computer

Results and instructions are embedded into image which is also benchmark image
More info about this bench here

Result with my $800.00 Hackintosh Intel i5-3450 @ 3.7 GHz, 16GB RAM, Quadro FX 1800 – 31.2s

Result with  $3,399.00 Mac Pro 2013,6-Core Xeon E5,16GB RAM,2xAMD FireProD500 – 20.3s



Mac Pro vs PC

 Mac Pro 2013 is 1.54 x faster and cost 4.25 x more than Hackintosh


Hack Pro vs. Mac Pro, Cinebench Test









 Mac Pro 2014 Xeon E5  1650 is 1.86 x faster than Hack Pro with i5-3450 @ 3.7 GHz
[6/12 cores @ 3.5 GHz vs. 4/4 cores @ 3.7 GHz]

3D Fluff Cinebench 15 Database
Test Results Comparison Table

Hackintosh Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H, Hack Rig

Install Mac OS X Mavericks on a PC
with nVidia Quadro FX 1800

How to Install Apple OS X on a PC with Quadro GPU (Hack Pro Build)

nVidia Quadro Apple OS X

MBGIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H, BIOS F22, $138.77
Audio: VIA VT2021
LAN: Atheros GbE LAN chip
CPU: Intel ® Core™ i5-3450 Processor, $245.00
GPU: nVidia Quadro FX 1800$50
RAM: 16 GB RAM, 4×4 Mushkin DDR3, 1600 MHz, PC-12800, Blackline, $150
PSU: Seasonic S12II 520 BRONZE, SS-520GB  Power Supply, $80.34
Cooler Master – Hyper TX EVO – Dual Fan, $24
LC Power Triton Midi Case




1. Download OSX-Mavericks.dmg [5.2 GB] Niresh 10.9 Distro (a.k.a. Mavericks Zone)
2. Create USB (8 GB+) bootable drive in Windows with Win32 Disk Imager
3. Change BIOS (UEFI) -> enable AHCI
4. Boot & Install with USB thumb drive from step 2
5. During installation process create on HD partition: Utilities -> Disk Utility, GUID Partition Table, Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
6. After installation boot with Boot Flag “-X”
7. Post-installation process: with Multibeast select universal audio driver “WoodooHDA 2.8.2” 8. Boot normal without boot flags

8. Download & Install CUDA Drivers for MAC



Check your GPU Driver Verison in System Preferences > Other > CUDA

OS X GPU driver versions

Check your graphics card core capabilities with  CUDA-Z (OS X Alternative to GPU-Z on PC)

Your Hackintosh is ready.
Hackintosh with nVidia Quadro FX

Note: Don’t get confused with “Mac Pro – Early 2008” (see image above).
The main reason is my old GPU from 2008.


Update : Sunday, April 26, 2015
If you want to use Intel Turbo Boost Technology in Mac OS X
Disable ” CPU EIST Function “
Hackintosh BIOS Setup

You can overclock  your Hackintosh with I5-3450 up to 3.7 GHz,
Change “CPU Clock Ratio” from 31 to 37

Update: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Download & Install The OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 update  [982 MB]
Download & Install Security Update 2015-004 [117 MB]

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