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[Success] 8700K, Gigabyte Z370-HD3P, UHD Graphics 630, macOS High Sierra, Mojave

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Can someone please clarify which model number is best? I'm having trouble searching for it. Currently using 18,2 on High Sierra. All seems fine but hey if theres any more power to squeeze out then I'm intrigued.
@NorthAmTransAm,

Either iMac18,2 or iMac18,3 should be fine for your i7-8700 CPU .... These iMacs used Z270 chipset and 7th Gen CPU's .. the only real difference between them is the display size (21" or 27") ... I use MacTracker to compare PC hardware to Mac hardware to find the best match for a System Definition (SMBIOS).

Cheers
Jay
 
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@NorthAmTransAm,

Either iMac18,2 or iMac18,3 should be fine for your i7-8700 CPU .... These iMacs used Z270 chipset and 7th Gen CPU's .. the only real difference between them is the display size (21" or 27") ... I use MacTracker to compare PC hardware to Mac hardware to find the best match for a System Definition (SMBIOS).

Cheers
Jay
Oh sweet! Thank you then. I wonder what the next Mac Pro will use. If 370 do you think we'll see a performance improvement with it being a little more in sync or is it a negligible gain?
 

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Oh sweet! Thank you then. I wonder what the next Mac Pro will use. If 370 do you think we'll see a performance improvement with it being a little more in sync or is it a negligible gain?
@NorthAmTransAm,

The new Mac Mini uses 8th Gen CPU's so i guess they are also using Z370 chipset ... but they only have IGPU graphics.

If i was you i'd stick with iMac 18,2 or 18,3 as they have AMD GPU + IGPU. If you have not done so already I strongly recommend that you enable the IGPU in the BIOS and use a headless PlatformID ... this way your system will use both the AMD and the IGPU which can make a significant difference to the way MacOS runs ... This is how real iMac 18,2 & 18,3 systems are configured and enables MacOS to use Intel QuickSync technology and also allows for Airplay Mirroring plus a few other hardware features baked into the IGPU.

See the Headless Platform section in this guide for how to do it :-

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-lilu-and-its-plug-ins.260063/#post-1805653

There was actually not much difference between 7thGen & 8thGen CPU's other than the higher core counts.

Cheers
Jay
 
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@NorthAmTransAm,

The new Mac Mini uses 8th Gen CPU's so i guess they are also using Z370 chipset ... but they only have IGPU graphics.

If i was you i'd stick with iMac 18,2 or 18,3 as they have AMD GPU + IGPU. If you have not done so already I strongly recommend that you enable the IGPU in the BIOS and use a headless PlatformID ... this way your system will use both the AMD and the IGPU which can make a significant difference to the way MacOS runs ... This is how real iMac 18,2 & 18,3 systems are configured and enables MacOS to use Intel QuickSync technology and also allows for Airplay Mirroring plus a few other hardware features baked into the IGPU.

See the Headless Platform section in this guide for how to do it :-

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-lilu-and-its-plug-ins.260063/#post-1805653

There was actually not much difference between 7thGen & 8thGen CPU's other than the higher core counts.

Cheers
Jay
Can and will do! This applies to me even though I don't use an IGPU, correct?

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@NorthAmTransAm,

The new Mac Mini uses 8th Gen CPU's so i guess they are also using Z370 chipset ... but they only have IGPU graphics.

If i was you i'd stick with iMac 18,2 or 18,3 as they have AMD GPU + IGPU. If you have not done so already I strongly recommend that you enable the IGPU in the BIOS and use a headless PlatformID ... this way your system will use both the AMD and the IGPU which can make a significant difference to the way MacOS runs ... This is how real iMac 18,2 & 18,3 systems are configured and enables MacOS to use Intel QuickSync technology and also allows for Airplay Mirroring plus a few other hardware features baked into the IGPU.

See the Headless Platform section in this guide for how to do it :-

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-lilu-and-its-plug-ins.260063/#post-1805653

There was actually not much difference between 7thGen & 8thGen CPU's other than the higher core counts.

Cheers
Jay
Hmm...The "???" under Generation concern me. Also the 0 megabytes next to my 580. Any and all help is welcome!
 

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Hmm...The "???" under Generation concern me. Also the 0 megabytes next to my 580. Any and all help is welcome!
@NorthAmTransAm,

That is strange ...I haven't seen FB-Patcher behave like that before ... it might be worth reporting the issue to Headkaze on this thread.

Make sure you follow the whole guide for WhatEverGreen + Lilu. Make sure you enable the IGPU in your BIOS and set the dGPU as the primary card. When you use FB-Patcher make sure you select the correct version of MacOS in the top menu ..

The headless PlatformID for your system will be 0x3E920003 or 0x3E910003 which you should be able to select from the drop down menu. As stated in the guide if your going to use WhatEverGreen then you need to remove all clover injections & options for AMD + IGPU.

Even though you don't knowingly use the IGPU, MacOS will use it for certain tasks that are optimised to run on the IGPU automatically ... you'll be surprised what a difference it can make when correctly configured.

Cheers
Jay
 
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@NorthAmTransAm,

That is strange ...I haven't seen FB-Patcher behave like that before ... it might be worth reporting the issue to Headkaze on this thread.

Make sure you follow the whole guide for WhatEverGreen + Lilu. Make sure you enable the IGPU in your BIOS and set the dGPU as the primary card. When you use FB-Patcher make sure you select the correct version of MacOS in the top menu ..

The headless PlatformID for your system will be 0x3E920003 or 0x3E910003 which you should be able to select from the drop down menu. As stated in the guide if your going to use WhatEverGreen then you need to remove all clover injections & options for AMD + IGPU.

Even though you don't knowingly use the IGPU, MacOS will use it for certain tasks that are optimised to run on the IGPU automatically ... you'll be surprised what a difference it can make when correctly configured.

Cheers
Jay
Yeah I'm an idiot and forgot to remove those other kext so now I'm in a boot loop. I had clover timeout set to zero so now I gotta figure out how to get back into OS. Whoops.



Edit: Back in and learned a lot. For anyone stuck out of clover options just go in your bios and select your drive and UEFI and your there. I also used the disable kext function and boom, right in. Fun stuff. Ok, deleted the Intel stuff. Now where were we...

Update: I can't change my bios setting to IGPU without boot hang. What gives?
 
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I'm using the same board with a core i5 8600k. Strangely. I didn't use any patches and all USB ports work, all hardware works...I installed the system using UniBeast - MultiBeast (iMac 14,2).Geekbench 4 5572-22824. I don't understand why all this?
 

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since the upgrade of Mojave, I had suffered from random reboot issues. After numerous of trial and error testing, I finally realized it was caused by my old DSDT patching files. As a result, I have removed all those files and added on a parameter in config.plist [plugintype = true] (note, not via clover, but xcode). The problem is then solved.
Also, I had problems with the power suspend/ hibernate issues (constant loop of suspending and wake). It turns out the usbinject.kext caused this problem. I removed it and suspend works properly. I do not have time for usb ssdt patching yet. So I may try it later. Is there a recommended usb ssdt patch guide i can refer to?

hope this helps....
 
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I used your configuration, but could not install mojave10.14.3.
 
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