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[GUIDE] OC 10.13.6 Z490 Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme + Core i5 10400 / i9 11900K + Nvidia GTX 1060

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hi

dude
compliments for you valuable guide
just a question:
unable to find ROM value onto Clover Confiurator
could you help me please?
thx in advance
iapaus
About the ROM values, you could derive those from the MAC address of your Ethernet card. If you have Windows or Linux you can easily get that value from Device Manager/Settings > Properties.
 
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hi dude
thx very much for your advice!!
 
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So the Core i9 11900K I originally intended for this build finally arrived for the Z490 board! So glad I managed to get it. I will be testing it over the coming weeks to see how it fairs.
 

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Okay so I’d managed to successfully update the system to the new i9 chip.
The only hiccup I'd encountered was not having updated the system BIOS beforehand to version F20d
(which I assumed I did via Gigabyte's automatic updates on Windows). As I found I was on F8 clearly it was not the case. Not doing so resulted in the system stopping and starting on power up.
Once that was resolved by removing the CPU and then updating via Q-Flash Plus via USB it worked.

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Bare in mind there is a second BIOS update screen which will appear after the initial Q-Flash update process.

Anyways these are the new benchmark scores on Geekbench 4 & 5 (with the GTX 1060) plus Aja Disk Test on the Gigabyte PCIe 4.0 1TB SSD.

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And this is what USB under Device Manager looks like under Windows

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Unfortunately, 1 TB Gigabyte PCIe 4.0 SSD is far from 5000 MB/s
 
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Are you using a pcie4.0 drive? If so, does your motherboard have a m.2 slot with pcie4.0 support? On the z490 vision d, the top m.2 slot has pcie4.0 support, but to get pcie4.0 you have to specifically enable a new setting (enabled for the first time in the f20bios) to set the first m2 slot to Rocket Lake support. By default it is set to to pch support, which is pcie3.0. In some ways that’s a better solution than the z590 motherboards, because with most z590 boards that I’ve seen, you can’t use the top m2 slot with a 10th gen cpu. It’s disabled. But on the z490 vision d, you can use the top m2 slot with 10th or 11th gen because Gigabyte built in a pcie switch for the top m.2 slot, to switch from using the pch to using pcie 4.0 lanes directly from rocket lake. Better flexibility in my opinion.

Also, those Geekbench 5 scores look kinda low. The average for the 11900k seems to be 1800 for single core and 10,000 to 11,000 for multicore.
 
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Okay so I’d managed to successfully update the system to the new i9 chip.
The only hiccup I'd encountered was not having updated the system BIOS beforehand to version F20d
(which I assumed I did via Gigabyte's automatic updates on Windows). As I found I was on F8 clearly it was not the case. Not doing so resulted in the system stopping and starting on power up.
Once that was resolved by removing the CPU and then updating via Q-Flash Plus via USB it worked.

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Bare in mind there is a second BIOS update screen which will appear after the initial Q-Flash update process.

Anyways these are the new benchmark scores on Geekbench 4 & 5 (with the GTX 1060) plus Aja Disk Test on the Gigabyte PCIe 4.0 1TB SSD.

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And this is what USB under Device Manager looks like under Windows

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hi very nice,
can you share your efi folder......
 
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Are you using a pcie4.0 drive? If so, does your motherboard have a m.2 slot with pcie4.0 support? On the z490 vision d, the top m.2 slot has pcie4.0 support, but to get pcie4.0 you have to specifically enable a new setting (enabled for the first time in the f20bios) to set the first m2 slot to Rocket Lake support. By default it is set to to pch support, which is pcie3.0. In some ways that’s a better solution than the z590 motherboards, because with most z590 boards that I’ve seen, you can’t use the top m2 slot with a 10th gen cpu. It’s disabled. But on the z490 vision d, you can use the top m2 slot with 10th or 11th gen because Gigabyte built in a pcie switch for the top m.2 slot, to switch from using the pch to using pcie 4.0 lanes directly from rocket lake. Better flexibility in my opinion.

Also, those Geekbench 5 scores look kinda low. The average for the 11900k seems to be 1800 for single core and 10,000 to 11,000 for multicore.
Thanks for bringing this up! You were right, there WAS a setting for enabling the PCI4.0! And yes I did have my PCI4.0 M.2 fitted in the top slot. It was as you said 'Rocket Lake Support' but was found under the main settings page.

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Enabling this most definitely boosted my AJA test score by another 600MB/sec! Check it out:

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As for the other tests, those went up too!

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hi very nice,
can you share your efi folder......
Sorry it's not ready yet for the i9.
 

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So the Core i9 11900K I originally intended for this build finally arrived for the Z490 board! So glad I managed to get it. I will be testing it over the coming weeks to see how it fairs.
How much did you pay for that thing?

I thought Intel had guts to charge around US$550 (the equivalent price at my locality) for it. I consider that price ridiculous and will never consider one (regardless of any single core IPC improvement) especially when the 10th generation i7 is only a little over half as much and the i7 11700K is only US$400.

If I were you, even if I wanted to get a 11th generation CPU, I would have gotten the i7 11700K or the i7 11700KF instead of this ridiculously expensive thing.

Anyway, congratulations. I suppose this means that you are able to run High Sierra with this thing?
 
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Folks, good news - the i9 still works under the current High Sierra EFI build, with no changes necessary!
Performance is also slightly better under OSX (previous two posts were taken from Windows).
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