With the release of Intel’s next-gen Core processors, codenamed Sandy Bridge, most people are interested in benchmarks and how the processors fare against the existing Core processors. However, the folks over at tonymacx86 took a different route – they tried installing OS X onto systems with the Socket 1155 processors and even managed to get it working.


However, since Apple hasn’t used these processors yet in their machine builds, you’ll need a custom kernel to boot the Operating System up. The install this early isn’t recommended either, because using a patched kernel long-term isn’t really the best course of action. However, if you already have in your hands a Sandy Bridge processor and want to check this out, here are the instructions:__STARTQUOTE__How to Install Mac OS X on Intel's Sandy Bridge

1. Download iBoot Legacy
2. Follow iBoot + MultiBeast
3. Install Combo Update – DON'T REBOOT
5. Download and install BridgeHelper
4. Run MultiBeast, checking EasyBeast
6. Reboot__ENDQUOTE__

Benchmark scores for the processor

You can check out the blog post here.

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