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GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Designare

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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-DESIGNARE
CPU
Intel i7 6700K
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX 950Ti
Mac
MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Mobile Phone
iOS
I'm using the port closest to the PS2 port as well, that one seems to have the pass trough enabled. My setup consists of:
RX480 Displayport out -> Z170X Displayport in -> Z170X Thunderbolt out (next to the PS2 ports)

If you use the Integrated Graphics the other thunderbolt port (furthest from the PS2 port) should work out of the box
Just to confirm this, yes it's working OOB. It's also in the MB's manual page 20: the TYPEC_2 ThunderboltTM 3 connector can output video signals directly when a CPU with integrated graphics is installed
 
Joined
Mar 30, 2012
Messages
10
Motherboard
Z170X-Designare
CPU
i7 6700K
Graphics
HD 7870
Mac
iMac
Hi
I have The GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Designare Motherboard Also. I have a few problems:
1. Only 1 of the two network card works
2. I still have not fixed Imessage or face time
3. I am waiting for a cable to fix My sound card to my amp
I need help with the network card because I am relatively new to clover. I like Clover A lot more, but the learning curve
is pretty steep.
Any help would be great.
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2013
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Motherboard
GA-H77N-WIFI
CPU
i7-3770
Graphics
HD 4000
Mac
MacBook, Mac mini
Mobile Phone
Android
Hi
I have The GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Designare Motherboard Also. I have a few problems:
1. Only 1 of the two network card works
2. I still have not fixed Imessage or face time
3. I am waiting for a cable to fix My sound card to my amp
I need help with the network card because I am relatively new to clover. I like Clover A lot more, but the learning curve
is pretty steep.
Any help would be great.
Your board has 2 Intel NICs. Which kext are you using? Attach ioreg. [Guide] How to Make a Copy of IOReg | tonymacx86.com
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2014
Messages
18
Motherboard
GA-Z170X-DESIGNARE @F22 BIOS
CPU
i7 6700K
Graphics
NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB
Mac
Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
My Configuration:

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Designare @ F20 BIOS
INTEL Core i7-6700K 4.00GHz 1151 BOX
2 x HyperX 32GB Predator DDR4 3000MHz CL15 KIT HX430C15PB3K2/32
PALIT NE5X75T00941H GTX750Ti 2GB GDDR5 KalmX PICE

I have followed official installation guide on this forum with couple of changes and I got everything working except some issues with Thunderbolt 3 controller.

I have creating bootable USB drive using Unibest with UEFI Boot Mode option.

I have booted from USB installation drive after installation and booted my newly installed macOS installation. Network adapter was not working so I had to use USB drive with software needed to complete the following steps.

After installation I have configured the system with Multibeast using following options:

Since I am using dedicated Nvidia card I have updated my Clover configuration using Clover Configurator and enabled NvidiaWeb and nvda_drv=1:



I have installed Nvidia web drivers using download links from here and downloaded Clover installer in order to update the installation with EmuVariableUefi-64 since NVRAM was not saving option to use Nvidia Web drivers instead of apple ones.



After this I have restarted and booted from newly installed OS for the first time.

Everything was working except built-in audio. To fix that I used Multibeast again, choosing only ALC1150 and 100 Series Audio and after restart that was working too.

I have Thunderbolt 2 audio interface (Clarett 4 Pre) and it is not working. There is a post about same issue with same hardware here: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Designare Thunderbolt Support Focusrite 4pre (help)

Does anyone have thunderbolt 3 and 2 devices working on this motherboard? There are some post about external drives working but I am interested if anyone has Thunderbolt 2 audio interface working with F20 BIOS version.

Any help would be welcome :)
Hi,

nvda_drv=1 is not used in macOS Sierra, try installing Clover without it.
My Configuration:

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Designare @ F20 BIOS
INTEL Core i7-6700K 4.00GHz 1151 BOX
2 x HyperX 32GB Predator DDR4 3000MHz CL15 KIT HX430C15PB3K2/32
PALIT NE5X75T00941H GTX750Ti 2GB GDDR5 KalmX PICE

I have followed official installation guide on this forum with couple of changes and I got everything working except some issues with Thunderbolt 3 controller.

I have creating bootable USB drive using Unibest with UEFI Boot Mode option.

I have booted from USB installation drive after installation and booted my newly installed macOS installation. Network adapter was not working so I had to use USB drive with software needed to complete the following steps.

After installation I have configured the system with Multibeast using following options:

Since I am using dedicated Nvidia card I have updated my Clover configuration using Clover Configurator and enabled NvidiaWeb and nvda_drv=1:



I have installed Nvidia web drivers using download links from here and downloaded Clover installer in order to update the installation with EmuVariableUefi-64 since NVRAM was not saving option to use Nvidia Web drivers instead of apple ones.



After this I have restarted and booted from newly installed OS for the first time.

Everything was working except built-in audio. To fix that I used Multibeast again, choosing only ALC1150 and 100 Series Audio and after restart that was working too.

I have Thunderbolt 2 audio interface (Clarett 4 Pre) and it is not working. There is a post about same issue with same hardware here: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Designare Thunderbolt Support Focusrite 4pre (help)

Does anyone have thunderbolt 3 and 2 devices working on this motherboard? There are some post about external drives working but I am interested if anyone has Thunderbolt 2 audio interface working with F20 BIOS version.

Any help would be welcome :)
 
Joined
Mar 19, 2017
Messages
66
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-DESIGNARE
CPU
Intel Core i7-7700K
Graphics
GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB
Mac
MacBook Pro
Joined
Aug 1, 2011
Messages
575
Motherboard
GA-Z170X-ULTRA GAMING
CPU
i7 6600k
Graphics
HD530
Mac
MacBook Air
Mobile Phone
iOS
I`ve been trying for a week to install Sierra on a new build with this mobo, but no luck. My thread is here:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/stuck-at-apple-logo-image-of-verbose-text-inside.218964/

I`m stuck at the progress bar with 80% filled up, and then it hangs. What was the steps you guys followed to be able to install with this mobo?
Make sure you've selected
KernelPm in the Clover boot options kernel and kext patches section. If that's no go select
AsusAICPUPM as well...
 
Joined
Mar 19, 2017
Messages
66
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-DESIGNARE
CPU
Intel Core i7-7700K
Graphics
GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB
Mac
MacBook Pro
Both of these are already selected along with "AppleRTC".
 
Joined
Mar 30, 2012
Messages
10
Motherboard
Z170X-Designare
CPU
i7 6700K
Graphics
HD 7870
Mac
iMac

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Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-DESIGNARE
CPU
Intel Core i7-6700K (8MB Cache, LGA1151, 4GHz)
Graphics
GTX Titan-X 12GB
Mac
Mac Pro
Same problem here: only one network port is working AND much more important: I only get 50MB/s on the working port where I should get 120MB/s (tested on another machine with the same connection)
 
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