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Gigabyte Z690 Aero G + i5-12600K + AMD RX 6800 XT

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Gigabyte Z690 Aero G
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i9-12900K
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RX 6800 XT
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac mini
  4. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Just for informational purposes I ran Geekbench 5 comparing my hackintoshes versus two Macs. Nothing surprising.

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CaseySJ

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Asus ProArt Z690-Creator
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i7-12700K
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RX 6800 XT
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  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Quadra
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  1. iOS
Just for informational purposes I ran Geekbench 5 comparing my hackintoshes versus two Macs. Nothing surprising.

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Just to clarify row 1: In macOS only the P-cores and Hyper Threads are active even though in BIOS all E-cores are active as well.
 
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Asus Z690 Strix E DDR5
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RX 6900 XT
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  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Very happy with the latest build. I am using this system full time now. Did XcodeBenchmark went from 138 seconds (i9-10980XE) down to 101 seconds with (i9-12900K) with just replacing motherboard and CPU. For reference, a decked out M1 Pro Max with 32GB does it in 98 seconds. I haven't even upgraded to a PCIE 4.0 SSD yet for this macOS drive so I think it could run even faster with a better PCIE 4.0 drive. So both work/code development task and gaming will get an overall improvement!

Thank you @CaseySJ for figuring out the sleep issue so I can make this system my full time use now!
 

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RX 560
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Very happy with the latest build. I am using this system full time now. Did XcodeBenchmark went from 138 seconds (i9-10980XE) down to 101 seconds with (i9-12900K) with just replacing motherboard and CPU. For reference, a decked out M1 Pro Max with 32GB does it in 98 seconds. I haven't even upgraded to a PCIE 4.0 SSD yet for this macOS drive so I think it could run even faster with a better PCIE 4.0 drive. So both work/code development task and gaming will get an overall improvement!

Thank you @CaseySJ for figuring out the sleep issue so I can make this system my full time use now!
I recommend making RAID with 3 SSD M.2 4 gen.

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  3. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
There is no mention of the Thunderbolt SSDT in this log, which means you’re probably booting from the wrong disk. Please check BIOS —> Boot to check if the boot priorities are correct. We can also press F12 at Gigabyte splash screen to choose the boot disk.
@CaseySJ Alas, you have hit the proverbial nail on the head. I was booting from an incorrect EFI.
Once re-established, the correct EFI booted and VOLIA!!! full thunderbolt functionality.

I am using EFI-076-PRE-Z690-AERO-G-V3

Hot plug works on..
All Universal Audio Devices- Apollo x8p and Octo Satellites.
G-Drive Pro SSD
OWC Thunderbay 8

Not working..
OWC Thunderbolt Hub. This is a TB4 device. I am not sure if this matters.

Thank you to everyone for their patience.


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Gigabyte Z690 Aero G
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i9-12900K
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RX 6800 XT
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  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac mini
  4. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
@CaseySJ

I tweaked your EFI v4 file to handle my Intel WiFi/BT, and Titan Ridge cards. I added my system info, and selected the SSDT-UIAC-Z690-AERO-G.aml assuming that was the SSDT you use. As expected it killed my Intel BT.

Multiple sleep/wake cycles work fine. Mounted TB3 drives remount fine. One quirk with my RX 580 video card is the one key press wakes the computer, but I have to wait until the fans on the video card spin down (5 secs?) then another key press to send video to the monitor. Obviously I can live with that quirk.

Then I used SSDT-UIAC-Z690-AERO-G-INTEL.aml which gets Intel BT working. That performed multiple sleep/wake cycles fine as well.

I had been using SSDT-UIAC-Z690-AERO-G-ALL-PORTS.aml with XhciPortLimit which didn't survive the second sleep.

[Doesn't that new Monterey feature where one can copy text from a picture in the Preview app wild!]

There is one minor issue with your EFI v4. In DeviceProperties the addresses for my RX 580 VGA controller and audio device are different from the ones you have. I used Hackintool to find the correct addresses.

Looks like this could be my daily driver at this point.

I could never have gotten here without your help! Thanks again. Another donation goes to tonymacx86.
 

CaseySJ

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Asus ProArt Z690-Creator
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i7-12700K
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  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Quadra
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
@CaseySJ Alas, you have hit the proverbial nail on the head. I was booting from an incorrect EFI.
Once re-established, the correct EFI booted and VOLIA!!! full thunderbolt functionality.

I am using EFI-076-PRE-Z690-AERO-G-V3

Hot plug works on..
All Universal Audio Devices- Apollo x8p and Octo Satellites.
G-Drive Pro SSD
OWC Thunderbay 8

Not working..
OWC Thunderbolt Hub. This is a TB4 device. I am not sure if this matters.

Thank you to everyone for their patience.


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Awesome -- glad to hear it!

Interesting point about the OWC Thunderbolt 4 Hub. Seems like it should work with TB3, but not sure...
 
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