ivy hack 1 First Hackintosh Ivy Bridge system up and running

Despite there being over a month until Intel is expected to launch its Ivy Bridge processors, benchmarks are popping up left right and centre on the internet and now the first Hackintosh with an Ivy Bridge CPU has been spotted. The system in question is running a Core i7-3770K CPU at stock clock and is putting in some decent benchmark results.

Despite there being over a month until Intel is expected to launch its Ivy Bridge processors, benchmarks are popping up left right and centre on the internet and now the first Hackintosh with an Ivy Bridge CPU has been spotted. The system in question is running a Core i7-3770K CPU at stock clock and is putting in some decent benchmark results.

We should start with a word of warning here though for those planning on building their own Hackintosh with an Ivy Bridge CPU, as until Apple releases Ivy Bridge based systems, a patched kernel is needed to get the system to boot. The lack of support from Apple also means that an Ivy Bridge based Hackintosh could be fairly unstable compared to one running on supported hardware.

ivy hack 1 First Hackintosh Ivy Bridge system up and running

As far as the details, well, they come from renowned Hackintosh website tonymacx86 which has had a few exclusives like this in the past. Beyond the Core i7-3770K the system was kitted out with 8GB of DDR3 2400MHz memory and a GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards. As for the rest of the specifications we don't really know what was being used, but with an overall 64-bit Geekbench score of 13453 this system is no slouch.

ivy hack 2 First Hackintosh Ivy Bridge system up and running

Apple is expected to launch Ivy Bridge products later this year, although with Intel's delay of the mobile parts, is possible that Apple has delayed its launch schedule as well. We'll just have to wait and see how things play out, but we have no doubt that Apple will launch both desktop and mobile Ivy Bridge based systems within the next few months. Hit the source for more screenshots and benchmark details.

Source: tonymacx86