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Asus Z690 ProArt Creator WiFi (Thunderbolt 4) + i7-12700K + AMD RX 6800 XT

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Thanks for the advice on getting my 6900XT to run. I now have Mac OS and Windows working well. Keeping the DDR5 RAM speed to 3000MHz allows me to use all 128GB without any problems.

Which Mac model would you recommend using in OpenCore config? iMacPro1,1 or MacPro7,1?
 
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I updated my SN850X to the latest firmware, and I'm seeing improved read/write speeds when connected to my CalDigit TS4 dock. Old firmware was 2284/1391. Latest firmware today came in at 2780/1982. While still not as fast as when it's directly connected to the ProArt TB port, this is a significant improvement.
Hello @gandem, I am wondering if you are using Monterey or Ventura?

I am having a bug on Ventura (but not Monterey) where, if I connect external Thunderbolt storage the PC by way of a TB4 dock in the middle, when the PC goes through a sleep/wake cycle in Ventura, the Thunderbolt media ejects unexpectedly. However, if the Thunderbolt storage is directly connected to the PC (i.e., don't use the dock), then I have no such problems. Also, the media does unexpectedly eject during sleep/wake in Windows, Linux, Monterey and Big Sur. The only issue is with Ventura. So I am wondering if you have experienced any such bugs with Ventura?
 
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Hello @gandem, I am wondering if you are using Monterey or Ventura?

I am having a bug on Ventura (but not Monterey) where, if I connect external Thunderbolt storage the PC by way of a TB4 dock in the middle, when the PC goes through a sleep/wake cycle in Ventura, the Thunderbolt media ejects unexpectedly. However, if the Thunderbolt storage is directly connected to the PC (i.e., don't use the dock), then I have no such problems. Also, the media does unexpectedly eject during sleep/wake in Windows, Linux, Monterey and Big Sur. The only issue is with Ventura. So I am wondering if you have experienced any such bugs with Ventura?
I'm not having any problems in Ventura (13.0) or Monterey (12.6.1) when my Acasis drive is plugged into my TS4 dock. System goes to sleep with the drive attached and when I wake it up, it's still connected.
I did discover that my system will not sleep when using the Aquantia port and will sleep if I switch to the Intel port- but that is a separate issue.:)
 
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I'm not having any problems in Ventura (13.0) or Monterey (12.6.1) when my Acasis drive is plugged into my TS4 dock. System goes to sleep with the drive attached and when I wake it up, it's still connected.
I did discover that my system will not sleep when using the Aquantia port and will sleep if I switch to the Intel port- but that is a separate issue.:)
Interesting. That’s good news. Perhaps my hotplug SSDT is to blame. Which are you using ?
 
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Hey @CaseySJ

Could you please share your opinion pros and cons after long usage of Z690-I ROG STRIX and Z690 ProArt? Thank you!
 

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Hey @CaseySJ

Could you please share your opinion pros and cons after long usage of Z690-I ROG STRIX and Z690 ProArt? Thank you!
I couldn't be happier with both of them! How's that for a succinct summary? :) Both are excellent choices. On the ProArt, try to use 2 DIMM slots only for best results.
 
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I'm using @CaseySJ 's SSDT-MAPLE-RIDGE-RP05-V2.aml.
Seems that the bug with was related to the Hotplug SSDT and the use of the XCHIPortLimit. Using @CaseySJ SSDT-MAPLE-RIDGE-RP05-V2.aml and disabling the XHCIPortLimit results in normal behavior... my drive that is connected via the dock no longer disconnects during a sleep/wake cycle in Ventura.

Seems that the use of the XHCIPortLimit is now causing unintended problems (I knew this for years, but I didn't check to see if it was on or off).

Anyways, good work, and now I can enjoy testing Ventura. I haven't installed it on my MacBook yet... waiting until at least 13.2 or 13.3.
 
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I couldn't be happier with both of them! How's that for a succinct summary? :) Both are excellent choices. On the ProArt, try to use 2 DIMM slots only for best results.
Good to know, I will go for mini ITX Z690-I. I hope to see Black Friday offers at good price for it.
 
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Apologies for the late reply; I've been tied with an AM5 Ryzen project.

Anyway, I can check my front panel USB-C port over the weekend.

All: If your case has a front-panel USB-C port, please connect a USB-C flash drive, put the system to sleep, then wake it up. Does the USB-C flash drive disconnect or remain connected?
HI @CaseySJ

Have you had the chance to test your front panel USB-C port?
 
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