When Apple announced the new ‘Cheese Grater’ Mac Pro with up to 28 CPU cores and 1.5TB of RAM, creative professionals were drooling over it. However, it comes with a hefty price tag of $5,999 which is beyond the reach of many people.
Now, the popular YouTuber Linus Tech Tips is building a “Hackintosh” with the same specs as Apple’s Mac Pro. The YouTuber is aiming to build a Hackintosh device with 28-cores on a home-built Mac before Apple releases its Mac Pro.
To build a Mac Pro rival Hackintosh device, the host says he’ll need a motherboard which is comparable to the overly impressive expansion capabilities of Mac Pro and is compatible with macOS. To remind you, Apple’s cheese grater comes with 12 user-accessible DIMM slots.
For GPU, Linus says that he’ll use Radeon 7 which is the fastest available card, compatible with the latest version of macOS. He’ll need a couple of such cards to compete with the performance of Mac Pro.
You can watch the video to see the components used in this DIY project:
The expected Hackintosh is still in the proof-of-concept stage and the DIY procedure will take time. The YouTuber clearly states that this is not a tutorial, but DIY enthusiasts can borrow a tip or two from the interesting video series.
It remains to be seen whether these guys can build a Hackintosh with specs similar to Mac Pro. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see whether they’ll succeed or not and what would be the price of the resultant beastly device.