- Jul 23, 2012
- Asus Prime X570 Pro
- Ryzen 9 3900X
- RX 590
- Mobile Phone
Could it be that some builds do not need any entries in config.plist to configure headless mode? And as long as SysDef is set and BIOS is configured correctly for a user's hardware, that's all that is needed?
There have been reports of some issues with the IGPU on CFL CPU's that don't seem to play nice with WEG and required the use of Clover to resolve the issue. I believe the WEG developers are working on those issues.
Maybe worth mentioning in the guide to verify the PlatformID (whether using Hackintool or IORegistryExpoler) first before going down the path of config.plist changes?
I really appreciated this well written guide. In a headless system, which I have set up, is there any benefit to increasing the vram to 2048? I assume it is only for monitors connected to the igpu.
Its best to enable the IGPU and configure it as headless as this is how real mac's are configured, IQS is baked into MacOS and is used by the operating system by default, there are some system services such as finders quick look feature that will only use the IGPU even though a GPU is available. MacOS also load balances certain tasks across the IGPU and GPU.
Your system will run smother and be more efficient if you use the IGPU in headless mode alongside the Vega GPU, it is the recommended and correct method.
All dual GPU desktop macs (such as most iMacs) use the IGPU in headless mode, think of it as a co-processor for certain tasks, the only exceptions are desktop macs that use Server class CPU's (XEON) as those CPU's do not have a IGPU.