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Unigine Benchmarks with Nvidia macOS 10.13 driver and GTX-1050 Ti card
Bill sent OpenGL Unigine Valley and Heaven benchmark scores using the Nvidia web driver for macOS 10.13 (from Sept. 27th) with a GTX-1050 Ti card in his Hackintosh. (This was using the original macOS Sierra 10.13 release/Nvidia drivers, before the High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update.)
 
macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update (Security and Bug Fixes)   [= Skip =]
(Available via Mac App store. Apple notes New downloads of macOS 10.13 include these fixes.)
Apple now has a D/L page (923.4 MB) with list of bug fixes (in addition to security fixes below).
"macOS 10.13 Supplemental
This supplemental update includes improvements to the the stability, reliability and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all macOS High Sierra users. This update:

  • Improves installer robustness
  • Fixes a cursor graphic bug when using Adobe InDesign
  • Resolves an issue where email messages couldn't be deleted from Yahoo accounts in Mail

    For more information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222"

  • Here's the article on security fixes in macOS 10.13 Supplemental Update. (Fix for apps able to extract keychain passwords and StorageKit/Disk Utility fix for encrypted APFS volume password stored as the hint.)
    If you're affected by the Password/Hint bug, there's a new Apple support article on what to do if macOS High Sierra shows your password instead of the password hint for an encrypted APFS volume:
    "Take steps to protect your data if you see your password instead of your password hint for an encrypted APFS volume.

    Your password might be displayed instead of your password hint if you used the Add APFS Volume command in Disk Utility to create an encrypted APFS volume, and you supplied a password hint. (Encrypted APFS volumes that you created using any other method are not affected.)

    Changing the password on an affected volume clears the hint but doesn't affect the underlying encryption keys that protect the data.

    Apple recommends that you take these steps to guard the security of your data.

    Protect the encrypted APFS volume
    Follow these steps to update macOS High Sierra, and then back up, erase, and restore the encrypted APFS volume.

    1. Install the macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update from the App Store updates page.
    2. Create an encypted backup of the data in your affected encrypted APFS volume.
    3. Open Disk Utility and select the affected encrypted APFS volume in the sidebar.
    4. Click Unmount to unmount the volume.
    5. Click Erase.
    6. When asked, type a name for the volume in the Name field.
    7. Change Format to APFS.

    8. Then change Format again to APFS (Encrypted).
    9. Enter a new password in the dialog. Enter it again to verify the password, and if you'd like to, provide a hint for the encrypted APFS volume. Click Choose.
    10. Click Erase. You can see the progress of the Erase process.
    11. Click Done when the process is complete.
    12. Restore the data that you backed up in Step 1 to the new encrypted APFS volume that you just created.

    Protect other accounts
    If your disk password for any affected encrypted APFS volume is the same as the password that you use for a macOS user account or an internet service, you should change the password of the user account or internet service.

    FYI: macOS updates/build number changes have typically affected (broken) Nvidia web drivers.
    (The Sept. 27th Nvidia 378.10.10.10.15.114 driver was for macOS 10.13 build 17A365.)
    2 readers confirmed that driver doesn't work with the new build (17A405). A Mac EFI (flashed) GTX970 user reported kernel panics on boot after the update. (A nvram reset used to revert to Apple supplied driver but not sure it supports the GTX970 or if nvram reset still clears nvidia driver selection in 10.13.)
    UPDATE: - The video topics page has Nvidia Driver Update for 10.13 (17A405).

    Since there's a long history of OS updates breaking Nvidia web drivers (I've posted a warning about that under every macOS/OS X update news item for years) - if your card is supported by the standard graphics drivers - switch to the Default Graphics Driver in Nvidia Driver Manager prefs pane (and reboot to confirm it works with your card model) before installing any OS update. (If your card isn't supported by default drivers, of course you either wait for an Nvidia driver update, or swap in a card that is supported before updating the OS.) I know it's frustrating for those affected (over and over again). And not just graphics drivers - CUDA updates also. (But at least Nvidia is still providing Mac driver updates.)
     

    macOS High Sierra Tips and Problems:
    Apple's High Sierra forum has had several threads on Install failures related to a required firmware update and some failed firmware verification. (Assume they're not booting from RAID as even previous FW updates won't install from a RAID boot drive.) Also some install failures with DiskManagement error (early thread, several pages now). Mac Pro Tower owners say a Mac EFI graphics card is required. A Sapphire Radeon 7950 Mac Edition user had problems, until he set the ROM Switch on the 7950 card to the Mac EFI position. (Bill noted he updated his Hackintosh with GTX-1050ti to macOS 10.13 OK however.) Of course forums are always full of problems vs success stories but often waiting until a new major OS version (especially with a new file system) gets updated (.1, .2, etc) is sage advice.

    BTW: I've seen a couple posts on the Mac Pro EFI graphics card issue say they swapped in an (Apple OEM) AMD/ATI 5770 card. Never owned one of them but years ago I bought a (used) Apple OEM Nvidia GT120 (for appx $100 IIRC back then) to have on hand. (It requires no Auxiliary Power, a plus when you use a higher end card that requires both of the Mac Pro's 2 PCIe Power cable connections.)

    (There's also some High Sierra related docs in Apple support article updates listing.)
     

    Apple/products related News, Updates, Tips, Problems, PR: (later added first)

    Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:

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    Previous News Archive Summary:
      September 25th to 29th, 2017 News Archive
    • Download Nvidia Graphics Driver 378.10.10.10.15.114 for macOS 10.13 (17A365)
    • Download Nvidia CUDA 9.0.197 Update (for macOS 10.12.x)
    • SoftRAID 5.6.3 Update (includes fix for macOS High Sierra kernel panics)
    • Important Note for High Sierra BETA users with APFS format Fusion Drives
    • Warning about encrypting HFS+ volumes (w/o OS installed) on High Sierra
    • Notes on High Sierra Problems with some Macs using Third Party SSDs
    • Common Problems During and After macOS High Sierra Installation
    • About DiskWarrior 5.0 and High Sierra/Apple File System (APFS)
    • How to Create a Bootable macOS High Sierra Install Drive with DiskMaker
    • Apps With Known macOS High Sierra Compatibility Issues
    • Resuming your bootable backups after upgrading to High Sierra
    • Civilization 5 game crashing in macOS 10.13 (if both expansions enabled)
    • List of Aspyr game Problems with macOS High Sierra
    • macOS Server v5.4 for macOS 10.13
    • About Apple Pro Apps and macOS High Sierra
    • Carbon Copy Cloner 5.0.3 update release notes
    • Little Snitch 4.0.3 update release notes
    • 3 Paths Apple Could Take the Modular Mac Pro (part 1)
    • Mac EFI Firmware Security Research article
    • Flaw Found in Mac Software Could Expose Keychain Passwords
    • iBooks Author v2.6 for OS X 10.11 or later
    • iOS 11.0.1 release notes
    • Firefox 56.0 and Firefox ESR 52.4.0 Release Notes
    • Amazon's announces new 4K HDR Fire TV ($69.99 US)
    • Netstor NA333TB3 Thunderbolt DAS Review
    • Intel Core i9-7980XE & Core i9-7960X CPU Review Pt. 1
    • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
      - How to download macOS High Sierra
      - How to Create a bootable installer for macOS
      - How to choose between APFS & Mac OS Extended when formatting a disk
      - How to install macOS and About macOS Recovery
      - How to free up storage space on your Mac
      - About Time Machine Local Snapshots (added note about High Sierra)
      - How to use Time Machine to back up or restore your Mac
      - Deploy apps in business environment with iTunes (with D/L link for iTunes 12.6.3)
      - Use and customize Control Center on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
      - Can't send email with iOS 11 & Outlook.com or Exchange account (fixed in iOS 11.0.1)

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