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Hi
Recently I bought an Asus Strix 5700XT with the hope that it works in my hack, I have Catalina 10.15.2, before I used an AMD 580 without problems, but I can't make my 5700 XT work. I see that everyone works, less for me. I always have a black screen no matter what port I use (HDMI, DisplayPort), I have tried WEG 1.3.4 (1.3.5 Also), agpdmod = pikera, without any result.
I have used SMBIOS iMacPro 1.1, iGPU disabled in bios, nothing seems to work.
Can someone help me, or share your EFI Folder to see what I am doing wrong.
 
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I recently built my first Hackintosh, I'm using the Sapphire RX 5770 XT. So far I have managed to get one DP working and the HDMI port. I do however have three screens so I would be ideal to get a second DP working.

I have found that on 10.15.2 there seems to be some stability issues for me where buy it will boot up fine, but after 15 minutes or so the system will lock up and some graphical artifacting will occur and require a forced reboot. I have Lilu 1.3.5 installed. I haven't been using WEG or boot Args. Any ideas why this is locking up ?
Please upload your EFI folder
 
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I was able to get my XFX 5700XT installed last night I did have to use the agdpmod=pikera boot option with the weg. I left to 19.1 for Mac and booted up right away. I am going to test FPS and all shortly.
@thenjduke Which XFX 5700 XT model did you get? I’m looking at the THICC II & RAW II and of course would love to use one that worked
 
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One consideration which hasn't been mentioned online very much, if at all, is the potential increase in cost of operation of a new graphics card. (I recently purchased a Sapphire Pulse Radeon 5700 XT.) The card works fine under Catalina, and gaming performance in Windows is very nice.

But since I've been using the 5700XT (for a little more than 2 months now), my electric bill has increased about $15-$20 per month over the same period as last year. Previously I had an EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 card, whose power recommendation was 500W. The 5700XT recommends 650W. My power supply and all other hardware in my Hackintosh has remained the same (as have my household appliances, etc.), and my daily hours of computer operation have remained pretty constant as they did with the NVIDIA card. (Also, I've always been hesitant to enable computer sleep because of problems I've read about here.) Naturally, I expected my daily electric usage to increase somewhat with the new card, given its larger power specs, but an annual increase of $180-$240 on my electric bill is something I hadn't really figured into my purchase decision. I do think it's something worthy of at least some consideration, though.
 

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One consideration which hasn't been mentioned online very much, if at all, is the potential increase in cost of operation of a new graphics card (I recently purchased a Sapphire Pulse Radeon 5700XT). The card works fine under Catalina, and gaming performance in Windows is very nice. But since I've been using the 5700XT (for a little more than 2 months now), my electric bill has increased about $15-$20 per month over the same period as last year. Previously I had an EVGA GeForce 1080 SC2 card, whose power recommendation was 500W. The 5700XT recommends 650W. My power supply and all other hardware in my Hackintosh has remained the same (as have my household appliances, etc.), and my daily hours of computer operation have remained pretty constant as they did with the NVIDIA card (also, I've always been hesitant to enable computer sleep because of problems I've read about here). Naturally, I expected my daily electric usage to increase somewhat with the new card, given its larger power specs, but an annual increase of $180-$240 on my electric bill is something I hadn't really figured into my purchase decision. I do think it's something worthy of at least some consideration, though.
The 1080 is rated @180watts, the RX 5700xt @225 = +45 watts. 45 watts shouldn't be 15-20 dollars increase. Did the rates go up due to other reasons?
 
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The 1080 is rated @180watts, the RX 5700xt @225 = +45 watts. 45 watts shouldn't be 15-20 dollars increase. Did the rates go up due to other reasons?
According to the two email alerts that my local electric company have sent me recently, it's more than just rate hikes that are responsible for my higher bills. They say that my actual monthly electric usage has increased noticeably in the past 3 months, enough so that it's triggered their automatic notification system. I installed the Radeon card in mid-October 2019, and comparing my KWH usage from the 4th Quarter 2018 months to the the 4th Quarter 2019 months: October 10.2 KWH in 2018 and 11.3 KWH in 2019; November 9.8 KWH in 2018 and 10.9 KWH in 2019; December 10.3 KWH in 2018 and 11.1 KWH in 2019. Prior to my installing the Radeon card, my electric usage was virtually the same from any given month in 2018 to the same given month in 2019, including September 2018 and September 2019, right before I bought the new card... both of those months were identical at 10.4 KWH.
 

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According to the two email alerts that my local electric company have sent me recently, it's more than just rate hikes that are responsible for my higher bills. They say that my actual monthly electric usage has increased noticeably in the past 3 months, enough so that it's triggered their automatic notification system. I installed the Radeon card in mid-October 2019, and comparing my KWH usage from the 4th Quarter 2018 months to the the 4th Quarter 2019 months: October 10.2 KWH in 2018 and 11.3 KWH in 2019; November 9.8 KWH in 2018 and 10.9 KWH in 2019; December 10.3 KWH in 2018 and 11.1 KWH in 2019. Prior to my installing the Radeon card, my electric usage was virtually the same from any given month in 2018 to the same given month in 2019, including September 2018 and September 2019, right before I bought the new card... both of those months were identical at 10.4 KWH.
So 1/10th of the power bill is dedicated to the increase of 45 watts from the card? 225/45 = 5. 5x1/10 = 5/10 If you removed the graphics card entirely you could cut your electric usage in half.
 
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