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Benchmarks with Nvidia macOS 10.13.6 driver and GTX-1050 Ti card (Hackintosh)
Bill sent GeekBench, Metal, OpenCL and Unigine Valley and Heaven benchmark scores using the Nvidia web graphics driver for macOS 10.13.6 with a GTX-1050 Ti card in his Hackintosh (3.2GHz i7 8700 6-core CPU). Bill included a summary list of hardware components and software used.
Updated MacBook Pros with Faster CPUs, New Keyboard, Radeon Pro, More  [= Skip =]
Apple has a press release on updated MacBook Pros.
"MacBook Pro with faster performance and new features for pros
Now with 8th-generation 6-core processors, up to 32GB of system memory, up to 4TB of super fast SSD storage, new True Tone technology in its Retina display and Touch Bar, the Apple T2 chip for enhanced security and a third-generation quieter keyboard packed into its thin and light aluminum design with all-day battery life, it's the best notebook for pro users.

The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with 6-core on the 15-inch model for up to 70 percent faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance - ideal for manipulating large data sets, performing complex simulations, creating multi-track audio projects or doing advanced image processing or film editing...

    15-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights
  • 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory
  • Radeon Pro (555X or 560X) discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory
  • Up to 4TB of SSD storage

    13-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights
  • Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and double the eDRAM
  • Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM
  • Up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory
  • Up to 2TB of SSD storage
(Both have True Tone display technology, Apple T2 Chip, Touch Bar and Touch ID.)

Starting at $1,799 and $2,399 respectively, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar are available today through and in select Apple retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week."

More details are Apple's MacBook Pro product page and Tech Specs page. (The press release notes the new MacBook Pro is also part of the Back to School promotion.)
BTW: If you're buying a loaded configuration, I'd get AppleCare considering the cost of the system and expensive soldered-in components. Often any hardware issues are infant failures (within standard warranty period), but considering a loaded 15in model can cost $6000+, I'd want the AppleCare extension. (Configurations costing that much really should come with more than 1 year warranty standard IMO.)

Nvidia Graphics Driver Updates for 10.12.6/10.11.6 builds with Security Update 2018-004
See details and download pages.
Nvidia Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.6 (Build 17G65)
See details and download page.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Security Update 2018-004 for Sierra & El Capitan, Safari 11.1.2
See Info and Links to Download Updaters for macOS 10.13.6 (Combo and Delta), Security Update 2018-004 for Sierra/El Capitan and info on fixes in Safari 11.1.2 for OS X 10.11.6 and later.
iTunes 12.8, iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, watchOS 4.3.2 Updates   [= Details =]
Nvidia CUDA 396.148 for macOS High Sierra
Clip from the July 9th dated CUDA 396.148 download page:
"New Release 396.148
CUDA driver update to support CUDA Toolkit 9.2, macOS 10.13.5 and NVIDIA display driver 378.
(The 378. graphics driver was released June 4th for macOS 10.13.5.)
Supported macOS - 10.13.x"
The "Additional Information" tab on the download page has install info.
Here's a direct download for CUDA 396.148. (You can also check for updates via Nvidia Prefs panel.)

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Apple/products related News, Software Updates, Tips, PR:   [= Skip =]
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:

Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.

Other News and Software Updates:
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 updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    July 2nd to 6th, 2018 News Archive
  • macOS DisplayLink USB Graphics Software v4.3 Beta 6 (for macOS mojave)
  • About the security content of Wi-Fi Update for Boot Camp 6.4.0
  • Safari Technology Preview 60 Release Notes
  • Mac Pixelmator 3.7.2 (fixes/improvements)
  • Freeware VM VirtualBox 5.2.14 includes fix for macOS Mojave Hosts
  • 6 Favorite 'Hidden' macOS Mojave Features
  • How to Access Master Image Files in macOS Photos App
  • Apple press release on App Store turning 10
  • Firefox 61.0.1 release notes (bugfixes)
  • Upcoming Security Updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader
  • Vulnerabilities fixed in Thunderbird 52.9
  • 05.30.30 Update for LG 55/65C6P, 55/65E6P OLED UHD TVs
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - How to create a bootable installer for macOS
    - Vintage and obsolete products listing updated

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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