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Gigabyte Z490 Vision D (Thunderbolt 3) + i5-10400 + AMD RX 580

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Upgrade works wonderfully! Thank you!
 
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The Z490 AORUS Xtreme is the most feature packed board in Gigabyte's Z490 lineup. My only concerns about it are:
  • The number of PCIe lanes on Z490 is just as limited as Z390.
  • Intel 10th Gen CPUs are still based on Skylake architecture, and are still 14nm parts.
  • Although the AORUS Xtreme packs the most features, the questions to ask are:
    • Do you need those features or want those features?
    • Do you want to spend top dollar on an architecture that is expected to be completely replaced/updated in about a year?
For sure, and thank you for that.

Here is what I'm thinking.
-I would like to get something now that I would actually see a gaming difference. (Playing wow @4k 32" monitor, Ultra)
- I'm definitely not waiting for Intel 10nm in maybe 2022 ??!!
- I'm really into overclocking, fun hobby for some time now. So I'm not sure if there is much difference between the etreme and the D. I'm guessing they are pretty similar for overclocking.
- As far as lanes, I don't think I care since video cards can't saturate PCIe 3.0 yet, but I do see your point about that.

I guess I'm willing to spend the money, since I upgrade every 4-5 years, and I'm really wanting to upgrade soon.
Prob staying with intel 10th, and Big Navi.
Any other thoughts, I welcome.
Thanks,
 
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I’ve been up and running for the last month or so but have noticed that my network connection (wired) seems to hang at times. This presents through the following symptoms - zoom meetings freeze for 1 to 2 seconds on a regular basis; VNC connections disconnect (with a message that it was the hackintosh side that disconnected) but then automatically reconnects again.

I have the vision g. I have also had issues with my iMessage - perhaps it’s a network issue causing that.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
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So I'm patiently waiting for the 10900K to come back in stock so I can upgrade my system using this guide. The only component I'm not set on right now is the GPU. I mainly do music production using Pro Tools but have been starting to get into some basic 4K video editing. Right now I'm leaning in a few different ways

- Is it possible to use the iGPU for now and wait for the "Big Navi" cards to come out later this year and either get the new cards or get the 5700XT at a cheaper price?
- I see the option to use only the iGPU has been removed from the guide because of complications on some systems. What problems come with only using the iGPU?
- If I don't decide to wait, is there much of a difference in terms of stability when comparing the RX 580 vs 5700 vs 5700XT?
 

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I've been up and running for the last month or so but have noticed that my network connection (wired) seems to hang at times. This presents through the following symptoms - zoom meetings freeze for 1 to 2 seconds on a regular basis; VNC connections disconnect (with a message that it was the hackintosh side that disconnected) but then automatically reconnects again.

I have the vision g. I have also had issues with my iMessage - perhaps it’s a network issue causing that.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
I would first recommend checking all Ethernet (a) cables, (b) switches, (c) hubs and MTU settings. Do other computers on the network experience the same glitches during a Zoom conference?
 

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So I'm patiently waiting for the 10900K to come back in stock so I can upgrade my system using this guide. The only component I'm not set on right now is the GPU. I mainly do music production using Pro Tools but have been starting to get into some basic 4K video editing. Right now I'm leaning in a few different ways

- Is it possible to use the iGPU for now and wait for the "Big Navi" cards to come out later this year and either get the new cards or get the 5700XT at a cheaper price?
Certain applications such as (a) Final Cut Pro, (b) iMovie, (c) Firefox, (d) ACDSee Photo Editor for Mac, etc. will crash on launch. Certain web pages will not open in Safari. So use of iGPU is not recommended for daily use.
- I see the option to use only the iGPU has been removed from the guide because of complications on some systems. What problems come with only using the iGPU?
On-board HDMI broke somewhere around Catalina 10.15.5, but has now been fixed with today's release of WhateverGreen 1.4.1. However, the above listed apps still crash on launch.
- If I don't decide to wait, is there much of a difference in terms of stability when comparing the RX 580 vs 5700 vs 5700XT?
Pro Tools is not a GPU intensive application. So a high end GPU will just be idling 99% of the time. I think RX 580 or even RX 590 is a remarkably good choice.

Although you're starting to get into 4K video editing at this time, if this does become a significant activity then a more capable GPU is justified. It might still make sense to start with RX 580 or 590 and upgrade the GPU as your needs evolve. This, after all, is one of the most fundamental value propositions of a Hackintosh: Upgradeability.
 
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I would first recommend checking all Ethernet (a) cables, (b) switches, (c) hubs and MTU settings. Do other computers on the network experience the same glitches during a Zoom conference?
@CaseySJ - thanks for the guidance. Looks like it was a bad switch. I swapped it out and things seem more stable now.
 
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new iMac
 

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