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pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD 6600 XT

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I tried both... my display flickers only once during boot, right before the login screen appears. I seem to lose options in “Displays” System Prefernces and System Information doesn’t report @60Hz anymore. Just defaults to 3840x2160. Should I just update to Mojave?

So did it fix your flickering?

I would wait for the Mojave final since it's less than 2 weeks away.
 
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So did it fix your flickering?

I would wait for the Mojave final since it's less than 2 weeks away.
Well at least my desktop is not flickering. If I open the browser or launchpad the display either flickers or seems to do a loading effect, line by line. If I move a Finder window, it creates little artifacts on the display. It’s a lot better but not great.
 

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Well at least my desktop is not flickering. If I open the browser or launchpad the display either flickers or seems to do a loading effect, line by line. If I move a Finder window, it creates little artifacts on the display. It’s a lot better but not great.

You can revert to spoofing Kaby Lake graphics. Change these two:

Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 9.57.36 PM.png
 

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I finally got my hands on a true USB 3.1 gen 2 device to test the USB 3.1 gen 2 ports.

Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 8.55.31 PM.png Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 9.03.39 PM.png
 
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You can revert to spoofing Kaby Lake graphics. Change these two:

View attachment 350602

Display flickers still, I added and removed the boot flag, changed SMBIOS from 18.3 to 18.1, changed platform and device ID. I guess can go back to r3.5, I'm not sure why my iGPU is giving me issues...
 

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Display flickers still, I added and removed the boot flag, changed SMBIOS from 18.3 to 18.1, changed platform and device ID. I guess can go back to r3.5, I'm not sure why my iGPU is giving me issues...

I don't know either...
 
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Is there a way to extract the PowerPlayTable values Apple is using by default? I would like to stick to the original with just small adjustments instead of building everything from scratch with the VGTab-defaults which seem wrong. Apples behaviour is actually quite good. Fans are off while idle, they start under load. But after load they never to back to idle/off. All the custom PowerPlayTables I tried go back to their idle settings but have other downsides like fans never being completely off and higher temperatures in general.
 

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Is there a way to extract the PowerPlayTable values Apple is using by default? I would like to stick to the original with just small adjustments instead of building everything from scratch with the VGTab-defaults which seem wrong. Apples behaviour is actually quite good. Fans are off while idle, they start under load. But after load they never to back to idle/off. All the custom PowerPlayTables I tried go back to their idle settings but have other downsides like fans never being completely off and higher temperatures in general.

See this thread, third post on page 6:
https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/325120-vega-frontier-edition-on-high-sierra/?page=6

Okrasit says that default table can be found in /System/Library/Extensions/AMD10000Controller.kext/Contents/Info.plist.
 
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Unfortunately the PP_PhmSoftPowerPlayTable key doesn't exist there. At least not in the file I have here from Mojave Beta 11.
 

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Unfortunately the PP_PhmSoftPowerPlayTable key doesn't exist there. At least not in the file I have here from Mojave Beta 11.

Hmm... I just looked and I didn't see it in High Sierra either. Don't know where else to look.
 
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