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Do I need to upgrade my hardware for Big Sur? -- GA-Z170X-UD3 | i5 6600K | RX 580 Pulse 8GB

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No. It's more than capable of running Big Sur.
 
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Running BigSur on a GA Z170X Gemming5 with an i5-7400 and iGPU, works great except for sleep.
 
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I'm running Big Sur on a GA-Z68X-UDH3-B3 with a i5 2500K @4,5 and a RX580 4Go :headbang:
All perfect except sleep.
 
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I would use Open Core if I were you, just be very OCD following the Dortania guide for your chipset.
It really is not all that hard. Use the generic SSDTs et al.
If you do it right you should be able to test your spiffy new OC EFI on a USB drive within an hour or so to see if it will boot your Catalina installation before installing Big Sur.
I did it yesterday, updating a clone of a Skylake Catalina installation with a 580 (I think that is a better way to go than risk a working Catalina installation) to Big Sur, but I had prior OpenCore experience wasting time finding out how a Ryzentosh is useless because of what won't run on it in these waning hours of MacOS on X86.
In any event I can't find anything that doesn't work in Big Sur like it did on Catalina.
 

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I am running Big Sur on a ga-z170x-ud3 with an i7-6700K. Works great! Even sleeps properly.

Frank
 

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I also run Big Sur on the laptop under my avatar.
 
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