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[NEW / TESTING] Intel 7th Generation Kaby Lake CPUs + 200 Series Motherboards in macOS

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Hey everyone, just thought I'd start a new post to discuss this week's freshly released CPUs and motherboards. Intel just released their 7th Generation CPU family called 'Kaby Lake' and manufacturers put out the supporting Socket LGA1151 Z270 and H270 motherboards. This time around Intel has decided that these new 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) CPUs will also work with existing 100 Series motherboards, and that existing 6th Generation (Skylake) CPUs will also work in new 200 Series motherboards. This should make upgrading much easier.


Please note 7th Generation CPUs and 200 Series motherboards are NOT supported natively in macOS. At this point it's too early to determine future compatibility, however preliminary reports are that the CPUs require workarounds to boot.

EDIT: With WWDC Mac announcements, 10.12.6 will likely bring native CPU support for Kaby Lake. For those looking to experiment, there is a 10.12.5 update for 2017 iMacs which apparently contains kernel support. Otherwise Clover's FakeCPUID feature will support Kaby Lake.
https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1921?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

EDIT 2: 10.12.6 is now out with full support for Kaby Lake CPUs and Intel HD 630 graphics. See here for details:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/macos-10-12-6-update.224836/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/how-to-enable-kaby-lake-intel-6xx-graphics-10-12-6.225282/
The majority of the motherboard manufacturers are using supported Intel i219-V, Realtek 8111H, or Killer E2500 ethernet. Many 200 Series motherboards also have Realtek ALC1220 onboard audio, which has not been tested. The platform also uses the same DDR4 RAM as last generation.

This post will be updated! If you have any information to share please let us know!

EDIT 1: Quick Kaby Lake / 200 Series Guide
Thanks to the early adopters and testers in this thread and around the net, the following info is known.

1.To boot, CPU ID needs to be spoofed. Go into Clover options at boot time and input the Skylake ID as FakeCPUID. Then just add the key and string in the KextandKernelPatches section of Clover's config.plist during post-installation.

Skylake CPUID: 0x0506E3

Code:
    <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key>
    <dict>
        <key>FakeCPUID</key>
        <string>0x0506E3</string>
With this fix, I used UniBeast and MultiBeast to install in less than 30 min.

2. After successful installation, to get full graphics acceleration for Kaby Lake Intel HD 630, fixes to Clover's config.plist are necessary.

3. Apply Intel HD 530 patch from MultiBeast

4. Intel Graphics ID must be spoofed to 0x19168086 under /Devices/FakeID/IntelGFX.

Code:
        <key>FakeID</key>
        <dict>
            <key>IntelGFX</key>
            <string>0x19168086</string>
5. Install FakePCIID.kext and FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext to /Library/Extensions using KextBeast.

6. Add the 'Skylake Glitch Fix' (AAPL,GfxYTile) to Devices/AddProperties/.

Code:
    <key>Devices</key>
    <dict>
        <key>AddProperties</key>
        <array>
            <dict>
                <key>Device</key>
                <string>IntelGFX</string>
                <key>Key</key>
                <string>AAPL,GfxYTile</string>
                <key>Value</key>
                <data>
                AQAAAA==
                </data>
            </dict>
        </array>

Related:

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/gigabytes-aorus-z270-motherboards-announced.211461/

EDIT: This thread's content was accidentally deleted and original post restored 2017/04/20
 
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Success.

Principal components:
GIGABYTE GA-Z270X-UD5
i7 7700k
ASUS GTX 650 Ti
Samsung 960 EVO M.2
G.Skill F4-2400C15S-16GIS 16Gb x2
Universal Audio Apollo Twin
Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter​

What works:
NVMe SSD in M.2 slot as boot hard drive
Ethernet
USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1
Apollo Twin via TH3 port and adapter
RAM size and frequences, graphic card name and VRAM size are correct
Audio line-out and headphone ports
Sleep is correct​

What doesn't work so far:
On-case power button​

More details here on pg.9
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/gigabyte-ga-z270x-ultra-gaming-and-ga-z270x-ud5-pictures.214622/

Geekbench scores of 7700k running on 4.5GHz@1.125V and Thunderbolt configurations attached.
 

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hi @RehabMan / @tonymacx86

Problem: Sleep not working, after trying to go to sleep, upon moving mouse and pressing a key on the keyboard it actually restarts the Computer from Bios. (reset)

any idea how to fix the Sleep issue for Sierra?

Specs:
Kabylake i7700k
Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula
Asus Strix GTX1080 8GB OC (Works)
Samsung 960 EVO 1TB (Works) // after patching with @RehabMan 's help.
Plextor M8Pe 1TB (not working) // patching later to test
Hyper X Fury 16GB*4
Creative Blaster ZXR (works) // with LINE Out Green Rear
NZxT AER RGB 120mm x 3
NZxT AER RGB 140mm x 3
 
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hi @RehabMan / @tonymacx86

Problem: Sleep not working, after trying to go to sleep, upon moving mouse and pressing a key on the keyboard it actually restarts the Computer from Bios. (reset)

any idea how to fix the Sleep issue for Sierra?

Specs:
Kabylake i7700k
Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula
Asus Strix GTX1080 8GB OC (Works)
Samsung 960 EVO 1TB (Works) // after patching with @RehabMan 's help.
Plextor M8Pe 1TB (not working) // patching later to test
Hyper X Fury 16GB*4
Creative Blaster ZXR (works) // with LINE Out Green Rear
NZxT AER RGB 120mm x 3
NZxT AER RGB 140mm x 3
Read FAQ, "Problem Reporting"
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.164990/
 
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Hello everybody.
I installed MacOS a fresh MacOS 10.12.4 But I have a bug. When I empty the trash it is displayed as not emptied. Another bug that I also noticed, when for example I create a .txt file and I save it on the desktop, I do not see it instantly, I have to go in the window "all files" to see him. I think there is a Finder bug
 
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hi @RehabMan / @tonymacx86

Problem: Sleep not working, after trying to go to sleep, upon moving mouse and pressing a key on the keyboard it actually restarts the Computer from Bios. (reset)

any idea how to fix the Sleep issue for Sierra?

Specs:
Kabylake i7700k
Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula
Asus Strix GTX1080 8GB OC (Works)
Samsung 960 EVO 1TB (Works) // after patching with @RehabMan 's help.
Plextor M8Pe 1TB (not working) // patching later to test
Hyper X Fury 16GB*4
Creative Blaster ZXR (works) // with LINE Out Green Rear
NZxT AER RGB 120mm x 3
NZxT AER RGB 140mm x 3

I have almost the same configuration but I have no problem. Except for the Finder bug but I think it's version 10.12.4 that contains bugs.
 

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When I empty the trash it is displayed as not emptied.
It is probably because you have content in the trash from the EFI partition, but EFI is not mounted...
Mount EFI, then empty trash.
 
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I have almost the same configuration but I have no problem. Except for the Finder bug but I think it's version 10.12.4 that contains bugs.
@aka80 you realize you only reply when you want people to help you out, but if you check your alerts, i messaged you few weeks ago asking for the settings you have cause i have the similiar built as you but with other better hardwares you didn't seem to reply although you did log in. i think you need to be fair to the community who ask for questions and contribute.

you even mentioned that you would create a post with regards to your buiild but never did so.

just saying..


use Clean My Mac app and to resolve your trash can, i don't have that issue on my side though, everything is perfect except the sleep.
 
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hi @RehabMan / @tonymacx86

Problem Reporting Files as attached below.

Problem 1: Sleep not working, after trying to go to sleep, upon moving mouse and pressing a key on the keyboard it actually restarts the Computer from Bios. (reset)

any idea how to fix the Sleep issue for Sierra?

Problem 2: GPU Fans of Asus Strix GTX1080 8GB OC are not turned on at all, it does not run though the graphics card is working. any idea how to control the fans?

Problem 3: How to i get the stats of CPU/GPU Fan temp ?


Specs:
Kabylake i7700k
Asus ROG Maximus IX Formula
Asus Strix GTX1080 8GB OC (Works)
Samsung 960 EVO 1TB (Works) // after patching with @RehabMan 's help.
Plextor M8Pe 1TB (not working) // patching later to test
Hyper X Fury 16GB*4
Creative Blaster ZXR (works) // with LINE Out Green Rear
NZxT AER RGB 120mm x 3
NZxT AER RGB 140mm x 3
 

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