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Mini-ITX Core i9-9900K Hackintosh Benchmarks Updated
Bill sent GeekBench 5.1 (vs 5.0.4) Benchmark (CPU, OpenCL, Metal) results with macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on his Intel 8 Core i9-9900K Hackintosh with dual 1TB NVMe SSDs, 32GB RAM, and RX580 Nitro+ graphics card. (If you missed it earlier, there's NVMe SSD Benchmarks and GFXBench Metal benchmark results down the page, also linked in the Benchmarks Menu.)

(BTW: Jman's working on tests with a HighPoint SSD7101A-1 NVMe M.2 RAID Controller card in his Mac Pro 5,1, replacing the more limited I/O Crest Syba Dual M.2 NVMe SSD PCIe card he reviewed earlier.)

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Drive Scope and MachineProfile Updates
Micromat Drive Scope version 1.2.8 (use in-app update check) lists these changes/fixes:
    - Added additional support for NVMe revision 1.2 or greater.
    - Added a localized version of the SAT SMART Driver Installer.
    - Added additional drive manufacturer company logos.
    - Other minor fixes and enhancements.

Micromat also released MachineProfile 1.3.12 update (use in-app update check)
    - Added 2019 Mac Pro support.
    - Fixed L3 Cache size issue for iMac Pro (2017).
    - Updated artwork for UPS battery.
    - Updated machine and location identification strings.
    - Other minor fixes and enhancements.
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Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later revised first) Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
List of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software and driver updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    December 16th to 20th, 2019 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 97 (for Mojave and Catalina)
  • Pixelmator Pro 1.5.4 Update
  • 2019 Mac Pro Teardown (ifixit)
  • New OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe Card (4 SSD slots + SoftRAID)
  • Accelsior 4M2 Mac Pro Install Notes (update)
  • Unboxing and a First Look Inside the 2019 Mac Pro
  • DisplayLink macOS App PREVIEW - Alpha (0.1 Alpha) for macOS Catalina
  • Moving From Bash to Zsh: Terminal Changes in macOS Catalina
  • Apple Has Top Secret Team Working on Internet Satellites
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition at Mac App Store
  • Life is Strange 2 released for macOS and Linux
  • Total War: EMPIRE updated to 64-bit on macOS
  • Amazon, Apple, Google, Others form working group for smart home devices
  • New WebKit Features in Safari 13
  • Apple Security Bounty
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates

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