- Jun 21, 2021
- 1,898 (3.22/day)
|System Name||daily driver Mac mini 2018|
|Processor||Intel 3.2 GHz Core i7 (I7-8700B Coffee Lake - 6 cores, 12 threads)|
|Motherboard||Apple proprietary (with Apple T2 Security Chip)|
|Memory||16GB 2666 MHz DDR4 PC4-21300 SDRAM|
|Video Card(s)||integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 + Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB (via Sonnet eGPU Thunderbolt 3)|
|Storage||Apple proprietary 1TB SSD + various external HDDs|
|Display(s)||LG 27UL850W (4K@60Hz IPS)|
|Audio Device(s)||Apple proprietary|
|Power Supply||Apple proprietary|
|Mouse||Apple Magic Trackpad 2|
|Keyboard||Keychron K1 tenkeyless (Gateron Reds)|
|Software||macOS Monterey 12.6 (including latest patches)|
|Benchmark Scores||(I have a number of desktop Windows PC builds but I use the Mac the most.)|
Topics like getting unsupported features like ECC to work are going to be challenging.I expect I'm in the extreme minority here, but I've often wondered about ECC support on consumer-ish motherboards. Particularly with AMD platforms, it feels like ECC support is sometimes present, though hardly ever supported officially.
The first is widespread consumer interest. If ECC doesn't work on a Motherboard A even if a reviewer got it working, if Reader Q asks Manufacturer A for help, they're just going receive the standard "that feature is not supported on this product" reply.
From a practical standpoint for the reviewer, how many hoops do they need to jump through to get this unsupported feature to work?
This appears to be the reason why The FPS Review frequently splits out their reviews of graphics cards: the primary review at out-of-the-box stock clocks and a separate review/article for overclocking said card. When you read one FPS article about overclocking, it's clear that a lot of time was spent pushing card settings to the limit, beyond the limit, and dialing back down until stable performance is attained.
Sure, I'd love me some ECC memory support, but ultimately it needs to come from the manufacturer and be under warranty coverage.