Report on macOS 10.14.1 install, Benchmarks from Mac Pro/Radeon RX 580 owner
Added another Mojave upgrade report to the page on Sapphire Radeon RX 580 cards in (2009-2012) Mac Pros. This one is on installing Mojave 10.14.1, and notes a later bootrom version (188.8.131.52.0) than the previous 10.14 version 184.108.40.206.0. (macOS 10.14.1's EFI 220.127.116.11.0 adds NVMe boot support on Mac Pro 5,1.) Also includes notes on Benchmarks with his Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ Special Edition vs previous Radeon 5770 card. (Cinebench, LuxMark v3.1, GFXBench GL and Batman: Arkham City.)
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2018 Mac mini SO-DIMM Memory Slots (can be upgraded)
On Nov. 6th, Apple added the 2018 mini to their Mac Min: How to remove or install memory article, with a note to upgrade memory "go to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider".
The bottom cover is removable (pops off) and it has 2 SO-DIMM slots, so memory can be upgraded. However the SO-Dimm slots are covered by an RFI Shield (perforated sheet) and removing the motherboard is required. (See Guides/Video below.) There's also Torx security screws holding on the main RFI shield (perf. sheet) that covers the entire open area under the bottom cover.
It's more disassembly than the 2012 Mini to upgrade RAM but personally, rather than pay $600 to upgrade the base 8GB RAM to 32GB, I'd buy the 32GB upgrade from a trusted source and use the $200+ savings towards the SSD or CPU upgrade option at purchase.
Check Nvidia prefs for CUDA updates. (Above driver download page's CUDA link goes to a version that doesn't list 10.12.x support.)
(See Video topics page for web graphics driver update for 10.13.6 build 17G3025.)
Download macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Update
"Mojave 10.14.1 update improves the stability, compatibility & security of your Mac.
Adds support for Group FaceTime video and audio calls, which support up to 32 participants simultaneously, are encrypted end-to-end for privacy, and can be initiated from a group Messages conversation, or joined at any time during an active call. Adds over 70 new emoji characters..." FYI: 10.14.1 updates Mac Pro 5,1's EFI to 18.104.22.168.0, with NVMe boot support.
I thought it odd the download pages show the exact same file size for Sierra & High Sierra updates. (Dave wrote 2018-002 is appx 1.7GB ?? That sounds like an OS Upgrade. 2018-005 was appx 780 MB.) An Oct. 31st post said that Security Update 2018-002 downloaded as an Mojave install? (As if download from Apple's servers was incorrect.) But I saw one later post Friday AM (Kurt's post at bottom of this page) that said after restoring from a backup after the first try (app store install failure), the download 10.13.6 Security Update 2018-002 (link above) finally worked. (Maybe they've recently corrected something, but problem reports keep appearing in apple's forum threads.)
FYI on Nvidia Web Driver Updates:
There's been no Mojave Nvidia web driver updates yet, but a reminder to 10.13.6/10.12.6 users of Nvidia's web graphics drivers.
New OS updates or later build numbers after Security Updates typically break currently installed Nvidia web graphics drivers. I'd switch to the default Apple driver and reboot before updating, if your card is supported with the default drivers. If not, wait for a Nvidia driver update. (Some non-Mac EFI cards are not supported by default OS X drivers.)
(As usual, I'll post download pages for Nvidia updates when spotted in the news and video page.) Update: See above for 10.12.6 (16G1618) driver, & driver 322.214.171.124.40.108 for 10.13.6 (17G3025).
New Mac mini packs a huge punch (press release)
- 8th Gen 4 & 6-Core CPUs, up to 64GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, up to 2TB SSD (soldered in), 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, Intel UHD Graphics 630, HDMI 2.0 port, 2 SO-DIMM memory slots, Apple T2 chip - starts at $799 US (3.6GHz quad-core i3/8GB ram/128GB SSD).
05.80.04 Update for 2017 LG OLED TV B7P, C7P, E7P, G7P, W7P models.
(LG US Download pages, 05.80.04 update dated 10/30/2018.)
Change info from page's "Reference" link:
1) Improvement regarding Netflix usability have been applied.
2) Addition of satellite channels and feature updates in certain countries.
3) IPv6 connection feature on/off selection in Network/Wired Connection settings.
4) Minor bugs are fixed.
Safari Technology Preview 68 for macOS Mojave and High Sierra
Is Mojave Slowing Your Mac Down? This is How You Can Speed It Up
Another thread on No Ethernet, No WiFi after Mojave Upgrade
MacOS Medieval II: Total War updated to 64-bit & Metal graphics
OWC Updates Pricing for Aura Pro X Line of SSDs
Pixelmator Pro 1.2.1 (compatible with macOS Mojave)
Up to 128GB of Memory for 2017-Current 27" iMac with Retina 5K
Chrome 70.0.3538.77 Stable Channel Update
Firefox 63 Lets Users Block Tracking Cookies
Now Apps Can Track You Even After You Uninstall Them
Intel 9th Gen Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, Core i5-9600K review
Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
- How to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery
- How to install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp
- Mojave 'Installation cannot proceed with Boot Camp configured' Alert
- How to install macOS 10.14 Mojave on Mac Pro (Mid 2010 and Mid 2012)
- Sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes on your computer