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Gigabyte Z690 ELITE AX D4 + i9-12900K + AMD RX 6600 XT

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Arquicion's Build:
Gigabyte Z690 ELITE AX + i9-12900K + AMD RX 6600 XT

i9129OOK_GA_Z69O_EliteAX_Hackbeast.jpg


Components

Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Elite AX DDR4

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09J6BWK2Z
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813145366

Intel Core i9 12900K 16 (8P+8E) Cores
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FXDLX95
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16819118339

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Turbo BLACK Edition CPU Air Cooler
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H25DYM3
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16835103278

Kingston Fury Renegade 64GB DDR4 (2x32GB) 3600 MHZ
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097RHX32W
https://www.newegg.com/p/0RN-001J-01097

SSD M.2: 1TB WD_Black NVMe SN750 SE WDS100T1B0E (macOS Monterey 12.1)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MQ468S8
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16820250191

HDD RAID: 3x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM ST2000DM008
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075WWN4QJ
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16822184773

AsRock AMD Radeon RX 6600XT 8GB DDR6 Challenger OC
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HHP4VLY
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16814930063

Azza Iris 330 Black Steel Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (CSAZ-330)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V24Z128
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811517062

EVGA 700W Bronze Semi Modular Power Supply (110-BQ-0700-V1)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0877B3TJJ
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16817438176

UPDATE March 8, 2022: The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Turbo BLACK Edition was really insufficient cooling for the hard work, so we got some proper refrigeration for the processor beast:

EVGA CLC 280mm All-In-One RGB LED CPU Liquid Cooler

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N16CAKN/
https://www.newegg.com/p/2YM-0028-00072





Comments


+ Some words for the video workers: I am working with 6K and 8K video raw footage. This huge processor and the memory provided makes working with full resolution previews easy. Therefore, I don’t mind about getting a bigger GPU now because this Hackintosh will only work for small video clips. For these purposes Radeon RX 6600XT is the best catch! Right now, exporting a 1O minutes Premiere’s sequence to H264 makes me wait for 4 o 5 minutes. I don’t use video plugins, just some LUT for the RED footage.

+ I attached my full EFI folder updated to OpenCore 0.7.7.

+ This build’s up based on CaseySJ’s work. So please refer to his post for further information and for a better understanding:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/gigabyte-z690-aero-g-i5-12600k-amd-rx-6800-xt.317179/

+ I got this motherboard for free so there was no choice for me.


Post-installation Notes

+ My case have 2 USB 2 and just 1 USB 3 on the front panel, so if you have a different front panel configuration you have to build your own USBmap.kext.

For USB Mapping, I used the new USB TOOL BOX method, which I find very practical because you can easily do it even on a Windows installation.

For Information see: https://github.com/USBToolBox/tool

Bear in mind that UTBmap.kext only works along with USBToolBox.Kext Enabled.

Note: My UTBMap.kext includes HS14 port enabled for the Intel Wireless Chip, but does not included many others HSxx ports.

+ It is mandatory for you to generate your own SMBIOS ID and to input your GPU string name at PCI Devices Properties.

Summary

What Works

  • Shutdown, restart
  • Sleep / Wake
  • iCloud, App Store
  • Handoff / Continuity / AirDrop (with Broadcom-based WiFi/BT module)
  • FaceTime / Messages
  • WiFi / Bluetooth with Broadcom-based WiFi/BT module
  • Ethernet port (2.5GbE)
  • RGB Fusion 2.0 lighting controller with liquidctl (see CaseySJ’s post Tech Talk please!)
  • Quick Look, Preview
  • Apple TV
  • Netflix and Prime Video in Safari
What Doesn't Work

  • Intel's Bluetooth 5.2 is not yet supported.
  • Sidecar requires either an iGPU or an Apple T2 chip for HEVC encoding/decoding so it does not work on this system (iGPU UHD 770 is not supported by macOS). See Alternatives to Sidecar.
  • macOS treats all cores the same and does not schedule tasks optimally between P-cores and E-cores

Benchmarks

Screen Shot 2022-01-19 at 18.34.16.png


Hope it helps!

If you have some questions, I will kindly answer in my free time.

Saludos! :wave:
 

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I think the post now meets the user’s build criteria. Does it?
 

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I think the post now meets the user’s build criteria. Does it?
and @P1LGRIM > Yes, it does. Congrad's.

Note that I, as the moderator of the User & Golden Builds forum sections, did some edits to bring the formatting inline with the Template.
 
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and @P1LGRIM > Yes, it does. Congrad's.

Note that I, as the moderator of the User & Golden Builds forum sections, did some edits to bring the formatting inline with the Template.
Many thanks, amigo!
 
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I thougth only RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, RX 6900 XT are compatible. RX 6600? And RX 6700 ?
 

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I thougth only RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, RX 6900 XT are compatible. RX 6600? And RX 6700 ?
RX6600 models are compatible, RX6700 are not
 
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macOS treats all cores the same and does not schedule tasks optimally between P-cores and E-cores
The question is MacOS use the E-cores well? MacOS on i9 12900K or KF with Z690 is more performant than 10 cores i9 10900K/KF with Z490? Before 12nd Intel generation, the 10 cores i9 10900KF on Gigabyte Z490 or Asus Z490 is the best way on Intel dual channel plateforms. 11nd generation is limited at 8 cores and isn't more powerfuul than a i9 10900KF even at newer architecture
 

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The question is MacOS use the E-cores well? MacOS on i9 12900K or KF with Z690 is more performant than 10 cores i9 10900K/KF with Z490? Before 12nd Intel generation, the 10 cores i9 10900KF on Gigabyte Z490 or Asus Z490 is the best way on Intel dual channel plateforms. 11nd generation is limited at 8 cores and isn't more powerfuul than a i9 10900KF even at newer architecture
There are several places to find benchmarks on the 12900k here. Below is one users and this is fairly typical, my scores are almost identical. Even the i5 and i7 models are also great performers in single and multi core benchmarks.

This is from CaseySJs golden build.
Benchmarks
These benchmarks are based on Mac Pro 7,1 with CPUFriend using frequency vectors from iMac Pro 1,1. Processor is Intel i7-12700K with 8 P-Cores and 4 E-Cores.
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Hello.What is the temperature of your video card in idle time?
 
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