- Jul 30, 2012
- Gigabyte B460M Aorus Pro
- RX 570
- Mobile Phone
AMD Graphics For Your Hackintosh
If your Intel CPU's iGPU is not supported by the macOS version you want to install or you just need stronger graphics, an AMD GPU is the way to go. All 11th, 12th and 13th Gen Intel based hackintosh builds need a dedicated GPU. AMD Ryzen CPU based builds will also. If you want to edit video and/or run 3+ monitors a dGPU is a good idea.
AMD Polaris, Vega and Navi based cards are the best graphics choice for a new build. I don't recommend trying to patch Nvidia Kepler cards for use with Monterey or newer macOS versions. Too many disadvantages in doing that. There are many affordable AMD cards you can use. Find a list of 36 macOS compatible AMD cards attached below as a PDF.
Here's a slightly smaller list compiled by the BarTech TV Youtube channel. I'd suggest you check out the whole video for more important details. See the tonymacx86 GPU Buyer's Guide for links to buy a card for your specific system.
Don't forget the boot-arg needed when using the Navi Cards by AMD.
These Navi cards also require a CPU with AVX 2.0 instruction support when running the three latest macOS versions. That means your CPU should be Haswell or newer. If not, then use a Polaris based graphics card and required patches.
If you are looking for very old pre-2016 AMD cards that work with OS X Mt. Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan, see the AMD graphics card guide by Dortania.