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Asus X299 - Catalina Support

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WS X299 SAGE (base model, Bios 2002)
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i9-10980XE
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AMD 5700XT (50 Anniversary)
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Hey sorry for the delay, now that I have Thunderbolt devices back (in one slot at least) I can get to some footage.
I ran Geekbench 5 and it looks like Metal came out right around the average for this card (55000), but Open CL only came out around 50000, compared to the Open CL Benchmarks on the site of around 68000. I'm not sure why mine is so low.
Overall I feel the WX 8200 is solid. I haven't noticed any serious glitches or lagging. I should point out I'm new to hacking and when I was trying Clover I had a lot of black screen issues that I suspected were GPU related. Now that I'm using Opencore the only black screen issue is trying to use 2 Titan Ridges (the board only supports 1). I'm not even sure that's a GPU issue.
Regarding footage, I can play 4k ArriRaw 23.98 no problem, Red 8K 6:1, and H.264 work too. For editing software I only use Resolve really, so I wouldn't be much help with Premiere. I know you said you're sticking to the 5700XT but let me know if there are any specific tests you need in Resolve.
Too bad to hear the Radeon VII didn't work well with Resolve- that's one I've been considering.
Thanks a lot dithaack for sharing the info!

It's interesting, I was just curious what a pro graphic card can bring to the table to justify the price.


I think for Davinci R VII would perform good apart from h264, h265 footage. It's a common driver issue that gives you artefacts on the playback. Prores, R3D & Arri Raw, Blackmagic Raw should perform good but still it's a pro version of vega 56. I would suggest maybe wait for the RDNA2 card coming this year. That one should compete with the 2080ti and above, will be a real powerful card. Also there's WWDC approaching later this month so they should reveal what' new on their table for 10.16 OS.


If curious, having the 5700XT (50 Anniversary) has it's Geekbech results, scoring a bit above the the WX 8200. Testing R3D footage samples in 8k from their website, they all hit real time playback as well as 4k ArriRaw. It's getting there $ - power. There is a downside tho, the are some lags appearing that some got corrected, for example playing a youtube moving the pointer it would lag(on chrome only). I recently switched from MacPro 7,1 to iMacPro 1,1 smbios and that problem got fixed. There is another lag still there when for example the screensaver comes on and having to prompt the password, there is a lag there. I'm not sure how that can be fixed. Apart from that so far everything runs smooth.

I suppose if you get the new RDNA2 with the current WX 8200 you will have loads of horse power in terms of GPU for DIT-ing anything :)

Cheers!
 

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Thanks a lot dithaack for sharing the info!

It's interesting, I was just curious what a pro graphic card can bring to the table to justify the price.


I think for Davinci R VII would perform good apart from h264, h265 footage. It's a common driver issue that gives you artefacts on the playback. Prores, R3D & Arri Raw, Blackmagic Raw should perform good but still it's a pro version of vega 56. I would suggest maybe wait for the RDNA2 card coming this year. That one should compete with the 2080ti and above, will be a real powerful card. Also there's WWDC approaching later this month so they should reveal what' new on their table for 10.16 OS.


If curious, having the 5700XT (50 Anniversary) has it's Geekbech results, scoring a bit above the the WX 8200. Testing R3D footage samples in 8k from their website, they all hit real time playback as well as 4k ArriRaw. It's getting there $ - power. There is a downside tho, the are some lags appearing that some got corrected, for example playing a youtube moving the pointer it would lag(on chrome only). I recently switched from MacPro 7,1 to iMacPro 1,1 smbios and that problem got fixed. There is another lag still there when for example the screensaver comes on and having to prompt the password, there is a lag there. I'm not sure how that can be fixed. Apart from that so far everything runs smooth.

I suppose if you get the new RDNA2 with the current WX 8200 you will have loads of horse power in terms of GPU for DIT-ing anything :)

Cheers!
Great, thanks for sharing too. Also now that I've compared to an RX 580, I can see the the build quality of the WX 8200 is much better and heavier, and it's a very long card, but I'm feeling overpriced. But my black screen problems are not the GPU I've found.

But yes, looking forward to RDNA2 and if my work comes back I hope to get something!
 
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I've updated post 1 with important sections of my github so hopefully it's clearer on where to start with OpenCore or fix issues with booting on newer boards/BIOS. Also has suggestions on connecting internal usb devices when none are available.
 
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iMac, Mac mini
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iOS
I've updated post 1 with important sections of my github so hopefully it's clearer on where to start with OpenCore or fix issues with booting on newer boards/BIOS. Also has suggestions on connecting internal usb devices when none are available.
A question...domyou use thunderbolt 3 with opencore? If yes, is ir working? I tried several configurations with OC but thunderbolt doesn’t work. With clover i’ve no problem....
 
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A question...domyou use thunderbolt 3 with opencore? If yes, is ir working? I tried several configurations with OC but thunderbolt doesn’t work. With clover i’ve no problem....
Yes thunderbolt works. Are you sure the SSDT is loaded properly? I have two thunderbolt cards with custom firmware to enable thunderbolt bus and local node like a real mac. Check out CaseySJs thread for more info.
 
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I use Gigabyte GC-Titan Ridge pci-e card for thunderbolt 3 and with OC i used the same tb3 ssdt as i use with clover. Loaded in the config.plist but with OC peripherals are not connected.
Casey method is valid for my card too?
 
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I use Gigabyte GC-Titan Ridge pci-e card for thunderbolt 3 and with OC i used the same tb3 ssdt as i use with clover. Loaded in the config.plist but with OC peripherals are not connected.
Casey method is valid for my card too?
Double check ioreg to make sure it’s loaded. you probably have to adjust your SSDT to make sure the scope is PC00 and not PCI0. You also don’t need SSDT-DTPG.aml if you are using my EFI config.
Yes
 
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Double check ioreg to make sure it’s loaded. you probably have to adjust your SSDT to make sure the scope is PC00 and not PCI0. You also don’t need SSDT-DTPG.aml if you are using my EFI config.
Yes
Please can you paste the link of Casey method for tb cards?
 
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Ok, no worries....I just don't have all answers sometimes.....hope you get your issues worked out. Unfortunately, I don't know what they might be. A bad or no USB map can cause a real mess, but I'd be hard pressed to call that as your issue.....I just don't know, sorry.
Hi,
as I wrote in a post on the X299 OC support, I finally received all the material to make my build:

a. Motherboard: ASUS WS SAGE / 10G
b. Processor: INTEL i9-10940X
c. Cooling: AIO CORSAIR H150i PRO RGB
d. RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 3200 C16 4X32GB
d. MacOS SSD: Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVMe
f. Windows 10 SSD: Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVMe
g. Graphics card: SAPPHIRE RADEON VII
h. WiFi / BT card: MQUPIN FENVI T919 BCM94360CD
h. TB3 Sheet: GIGABYTE TITAN RIDGE
i. NVMe to PCIe SSD Adapter Card: 2 x EZDIY-FAB PCI Express M.2 SSD NGFF PCIe Card to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter (storage solution with 2 x Sabrent Rocket Q 4TB SSD to put in RAID 0 configuration)
l. Power supply: LEADEX II 80 Plus Gold 1200 W
m. case: COOLER MASTER c700p

I know that you won't post here your EFI. On the other hand, since I've noticed that your build is particularly similar to mine and I'm a newbie with OC, I was wondering if you could make an exception with me so I can follow a more realistic matrix to assemble my EFI ... :p:p:):)
 
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