Hey, guys, first post in the forum (not quite sure if I’m doing everything right!).
I just finished building a Hackintosh and as I was planning on using it for Blender as well, I made it dual boot with Windows. It is finally ready and I just run the tests, comparing OSX and Windows.
The setup is: Aorus Z270X Gaming 7 Motherboard, i7 7700k, 32gb DDR4, GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 and, to make it fare, both systems are running on identical M2 drives (Samsung EVO 960).
The results were… quite unexpected, actually: OSX was faster.
Classroom Benchmark: 5:12.29s on Windows, 4:54.75 on OSX
Pavillion Benchmark: 6:37.51 on Windows, 4:50.98 on OSX
I wasn’t really expecting that. I was pretty sure that the GTX would run better in Windows, as I always heard that the drivers were better. Any ideas why is that?
Anyway, just wanted to share. Before building this setup I searched a lot about the differences about Mac and Win on the same machine, but couldn’t find any. Hope this helps someone. Cheers!