Intel HD Graphics 530 issues on Zotac MI551

Aug 29, 2012
Intel 530
Mac mini
Mobile Phone
Hello there,

I successfully installed MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 on my Zotac MI551 (Skylake) fitted with 1x8GB Crucial DDR3L (I'll add another 8GB next week) and a Samsung SSD 840 (120Gb) full specs here

 Computing System
Processor Intel Core i5-6400T Processor (quad core 2.2GHz, up to 2.8 GHz)
Chipset Intel 100 series chipset
System Memory 2 x DDR3L-1600 SODIMM Slots, Max 16GB
Graphics Engine Intel HD Graphics 530
Video Output 2 x DisplayPort: 3840x2160 @ 60Hz;
HDMI: 4096x2160 @ 24Hz
(max 4K@60Hz output with one panel display)
Hard Drive 1 x 2.5" SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD Slot
Mass Storage N/A
Optical Drive N/A
M.2 1 x M.2 SATA SSD slot (22/42,22/60,22/80)
Card Reader 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) / USB 3.1 port Combo
I/O Ports
Audio Stereo output , Microphone
USB Port 1 x USB 3.1 type-C (front)
2 x USB 3.0 (back)
1 x USB 2.0 (top)
LAN 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Antenna Yes
Wifi 802.11ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Legacy I/O N/A
CIR Infrared Port Yes
To perform the OS install I followed your awesome tutorial using Unibeast 8.1.0. BIOS settings are the default ones, and they look okay, I've crosschecked also this part in the documentation and everything seems fine so no issues during install/first boot.

Applied Multibeast after the boot with "UEFI Boot mode", it also boots without the need of the installation usb stick plugged in.

What works:
  • Network Realtek RTL8111 (2x)
  • Bluetooth - Bluetooth wireless interface Intel Corporation
  • USB
What doesn't work:
  • Wireless 3160 Intel Corporation - not compatible
  • Audio Sunrise Point-H HD Audio Intel Corporation
  • Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader
  • HDMI audio (see next point)
What partially works:
  • Intel HD Graphics 530, showing only 7 MB ram, and having lot of artifacts/glitches.
I've tried many different suggested configurations from this forum and on youtube, but so far I had no luck. If it boots I only see 7MB ram otherwise it hangs during the early stages of the boot phase (see screenshot attached).

You can find attached also my compressed EFI including the config.plist, the experimental one (that hangs) and the complete hw info list under Debian.

It would be really great if someone could help with the video and audio, after 3 sleepless nights I start to be a little bit frustrated :banghead:

thank you in advance for your support and compliments for the amazing community you have here. I apologise if I missed some obvious information, I'm quite a Linux geek but totally new to Hackintosh.

Greets from Austria!