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@CaseySJ, et al,

I just noticed that BIOS F8a is available. Do you recommend upgrading to F8a? I'm still on F7.
 

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@CaseySJ, et al,

I just noticed that BIOS F8a is available. Do you recommend upgrading to F8a? I'm still on F7.
Looks like most motherboard vendors are updating their Z690 BIOS for upcoming Raptor Lake processors (13th generation). It should be okay to upgrade the BIOS, but if Raptor Lake support isn't needed then for most users the best option would be to keep the current BIOS.

Edit: Posted too hastily. F8a for Z690 Aero G only adds support for i9-12900KS.
 
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Looks like most motherboard vendors are updating their Z690 BIOS for upcoming Raptor Lake processors (13th generation). It should be okay to upgrade the BIOS, but if Raptor Lake support isn't needed then for most users the best option would be to keep the current BIOS.

Edit: Posted too hastily. F8a for Z690 Aero G only adds support for i9-12900KS.
ASRock and then Asus have added Raptor Lake support.
 
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Looks like @CaseySJ needs to get the Raptor Lake hacked for us well :headbang: I can't wait to see what it brings.
Some more cores and reportedly a performance increase from higher IPC. No crystal ball required.
Upgrade your board to a suitable firmware when available, check that all is fine and upgrade to Raptor Lake: With 600-series boards, it will likely be a drop-in upgrade.

With 700-series, wait for the most tech-savvy hackers to dissect it, and for the Acidanthera team to make any change which may be needed.
 
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Sorry to jump in here – I am combing this thread to try to find out whether there is a non BIOS (e.g., SSDT) way to disable E-cores in macOS (so they can still be recognized when dual-booting into Windows). Sorry I know the answer must be somewhere on the forum but I couldn’t seem to find it.
 

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Sorry to jump in here – I am combing this thread to try to find out whether there is a non BIOS (e.g., SSDT) way to disable E-cores in macOS (so they can still be recognized when dual-booting into Windows). Sorry I know the answer must be somewhere on the forum but I couldn’t seem to find it.
We tried to find a non-BIOS solution for disabling E-cores, but we were not successful. Hence it’s necessary to enable/disable cores via BIOS.
 

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** Public Beta of macOS Ventura Now Available **

If you have upgraded to OpenCore 0.8.2 it should be possible to perform an in-place upgrade to the public beta. As always, we strongly recommend making a full bootable backup first.

Update: OpenCore 0.8.3 pre-release may be necessary.
 
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** Public Beta of macOS Ventura Now Available **

If you have upgraded to OpenCore 0.8.2 it should be possible to perform an in-place upgrade to the public beta. As always, we strongly recommend making a full bootable backup first.
It works amazing. Upgraded Monterey to Ventura and the new layout looks cool
 
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