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pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

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Are you using the EFI from post #1? If not, please post your EFI. Also, please post picture of where your booting freezes.
I started all over. Busy with creating usb installer and will start all over. It’s worth it to start fresh again. Will keep you informed how the progress will go.
 
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Finished installing. I had to do a whole reinstall don't know why. All good until know. Anybody knows why iTunes server is not working anymore in Apple Music? (Daap)
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Upgrade to Catalina went well. Playing around to see what's new.

Only glitch I see so far is Sidecar...getting a blank screen on the iPad.
 
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All good with the update. I plugged a new NVMe SSD into the extra slot on the Z370-G and performed a clean install directly from AppStore so I can have both Mojave and Catalina while testing for a couple of weeks.

Interesting facts:
- Final Cut now has better performance again with my Vega 64 (Sapphire NITRO+), BruceX benchmarks are back to 12 seconds, in Mojave 10.14.6 it's 23 seconds... quite a difference.
- **EDIT**:
Scratch that, I just updated FCP to 10.4.7 because it "has better support for Vega, Metal, bla, bla" and my results are only 12 seconds on the first benchmark pass, after that, it gets increasingly slower, by the third pass it's more than 24 seconds.
I give up troubleshooting FCP, performance changes back and forth with every OS and FCP update, I'll probably switch to DaVinci Resolve for video editing.

- My 970 EVO (Catalina drive) shows higher write speeds than my 960 EVO... 1536 VS 2284, I wasn't expecting this much difference.

- When enabling iCloud (after generating new serials) it crashed the system while it was syncing... only happened once and its all good now.

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pastrychef

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Upgrade to Catalina went well. Playing around to see what's new.

Only glitch I see so far is Sidecar...getting a blank screen on the iPad.
Sorry. I don't know... I don't have a Sidecar compatible iPad to test...
 
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Upgraded from Mojave on my system running the Open Core 0.4 EFI, no issues to report so far. Smooth sailing.
 
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One question about Radeon VII.
I'm having an issue with Radeon VII with SMBIOS iMacPro1,1 and 10.14.6 (latest ver).
Asus X299 Sage WS, i9 9940X.
FCPX doesn't render the Bruce test export for H264 "Better Quality" video encoder. It basically stops at 84%.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
 

pastrychef

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Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC)
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i9-9900K OC'd @ 5.0GHz
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Radeon VII
Mac
MacBook, Mac Pro
Classic Mac
iBook, Power Mac, PowerBook
Mobile Phone
iOS
One question about Radeon VII.
I'm having an issue with Radeon VII with SMBIOS iMacPro1,1 and 10.14.6 (latest ver).
Asus X299 Sage WS, i9 9940X.
FCPX doesn't render the Bruce test export for H264 "Better Quality" video encoder. It basically stops at 84%.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
I have never heard of anyone with this issue...
 
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I have never heard of anyone with this issue...
Strange I rebooted the system and re run the rendering and it just worked.
I don't know...all these false positives :D
Sorry to disturb.

How's Catalina running?
Beside EC0 to EC_ is there anything else that must be set in order to run Z370/390 boards?
is it running smoothly? Better than Mojave 10.14.6?

Thanks!!
 
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