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    MacOS Big Sur is out

    Released November 12th, 2020 as announced.
    Version 11.0.1, build 20B29
     

     

     

     
    Officially, this drops support for Ivy Bridge systems with Intel HD4000 graphics to raise the minimum requirements to Haswell graphics. Yet, as per all beta versions, Big Sur 11.0.1 still provides all the drivers required to support HD4000 graphics so it can be installed and run on such platforms with full graphics acceleration.
     
    nVidia Kepler graphics remain fully supported. A notable exception to these specifications appears to apply to the iMac14,1/2/3 (Haswell models with Iris Pro 5200 or Kepler GT7x5M graphics) that all appear officially unsupported.
     
    Also released at the same time:
    High Sierra 10.13.6 Security Update 2020-006 (build 17G14042) Mojave 10.14.6 Security Update 2020-006 (build 18G6042)
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    Driver for Realtek RTS card readers

    Some of you may remember Sinetek's initial work back at the beginning of 2017 on the development of a macOS driver for those PCIe Realtek RTS card readers fitted to many of our laptops. Whilst Sinetek's work never fully completed  and  only reached limited success, Cholonam recently resumed development work for the RTS525a card reader of his Dell XPS 9350.
     
    This resulted in great success in the sense that we now have a working driver for several RTS card readers, albeit with some limitations in respect of performance or supported hardware models.
     
    The driver is available off Cholonam's Github repo.
     
    Discussion on this new driver is available in continuation of Sinetek's original topic at insanelymac.
     
    We've also reported on development progress of this kext in this thread where we invite owners of Hackintosh laptops fitted with Realtek RTS card readers to feedback their own test results.
     
    Credits and thanks to Cholonam and Sinetek of course! 👍

    Broadcom BCM4350 Wireless cards

    Good news on the BCM4350 front!
     
      
     
    Further to recent additional findings, BCM4350-based cards such as the DW1820A are now fully supported. Follow our guide, inject the appropriate properties into DSDT or Clover configuration and off you go. No need to patch kexts or anything of the sort. The closest it comes to working OOB... 
     
    Full 802.11ac speed (867Mbps) + BT 4.1 all supported! 
     
    These cards come as a great supplement to existing M.2 supported models such as DW1560 and DW1830.
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