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

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Casey, I see you reacted to my message but there's no reply, don't know if you missed to reply to it when doing a multiple quote in your last post.
Because macOS does not different between E-cores and P-cores, it treats them both the same. In my own experience (which includes running Linux and Windows in Parallels) I haven’t found this to be an issue. However, I use my system for personal computing rather than for work or professional computing.

If you have intense workflows that need to be performed consistently with the highest throughout, then it’s a good idea to disable the E-cores in BIOS. The remaining P-cores will still perform significantly faster than previous 9th, 10th and 11th generation processors.
 
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If you have intense workflows that need to be performed consistently with the highest throughout, then it’s a good idea to disable the E-cores in BIOS. The remaining P-cores will still perform significantly faster than previous 9th, 10th and 11th generation processors.

Thanks for your feedback. I’ll report my findings if I decide to upgrade.
 

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Hi

I have tried to find a good overview of the different major BIOS versions for the Gigabyte Z490 VISION D, but have not been able to find any.

So, is there anyone else who has found a comparison, of the differences when looking at the BIOS versions in relation to Opencore and macOS:
  • F5
  • F20
  • F21
 
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Should I be seeing the ability to update to OC 0.8.1 in Hackindrom yet? For some reason, I feel like I don't always see or get the option to update OC on my system (either in Catalina or Monterey). Running the latest v2.1.3.
Near the top of Post 1 please find a link/bullet saying:

Upgrade to latest OpenCore by following this guide

The upgrade procedure changed about two months ago thanks to the latest version of HackinDROM by @Inqnuam.
 
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Near the top of Post 1 please find a link/bullet saying:

Upgrade to latest OpenCore by following this guide

The upgrade procedure changed about two months ago thanks to the latest version of HackinDROM by @Inqnuam.
Got it. I thought I had checked that, but apparently I missed the 'right-click' step. Thanks.
 

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** To upgrade OpenCore please refer to these guides located at the top of Post 1 **

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Hi

I have tried to find a good overview of the different major BIOS versions for the Gigabyte Z490 VISION D, but have not been able to find any.

So, is there anyone else who has found a comparison, of the differences when looking at the BIOS versions in relation to Opencore and macOS:
  • F5
  • F20
  • F21
F5 is a good stable version with comet lake. F20+ are required if you want to use Rocket lake on z490, Rocket lake also enables pcie4.0 on the top m.2 slot but you have to explicitly enable Rocket Lake pcie4.0 m.2 support in the bios.

My experience with f20 wasn’t very good, I had performance regressions in terms of lower Geekbench and cinebench scores so I reverted to f5. If using comet lake I’d recommend F5. I haven’t tried f21 so I can’t comment on it.

My z490 system has been retired, served me well.
 

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Are USB-C monitors supported?
If your AMD GPU has a USB-C port, it can certainly drive a USB-C monitor right away (no config changes needed).

If you’re wondering whether the two Thunderbolt/USB-C ports can drive a Thunderbolt monitor, the answer there is also yes, but it will be necessary to use a CPU with built-in iGPU and set Platform ID to 0x3E9B0007. This is already done in config-Intel-iGPU.plist.
 
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