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[Success] - Asus ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming + i9 10900K + OpenCore

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Considering Asus Z490-A
CPU
i5 10th
Graphics
Radeon 5x
I am running two monitors, one is even 1440p at 144Hz and it works perfectly. The only thing you can't do is dual monitors with the iGPU, since the HDMI port is dead. This is common on more than just the Z490 right now.

New BIOS update added the missing iGPU settings we needed.

Also no issues at all with XMP 2, I'm running at 3200 MHz

Excellent #1 news @scope666

I think you should precise that the HDMI works with an active DisplayPort - HDMI adaptor ;). Of course, if the MOBO has a DisplayPort output.
Maybe I found an adaptor which supports 1440p@144Hz (instead of 60Hz).

Excellent #2 news @hemon

So that means using one of the two onboard DisplayPorts (on the Asus z490-A) one could drive directly a monitor that has mDP/DP and with a converter DP/HDMI could also drive a standard monitor (that has no DP) without the need of a RX580 for example?

Just to be clear on the same page by 'iGPU' we mean the onboard graphics right?

Wonder why vit9696 posted this then on the June update, so made me worry.

Thank you guys.
 
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ASUS Z490-E
CPU
i9-10900K
Graphics
UHD 630
Excellent #1 news @scope666



Excellent #2 news @hemon

So that means using one of the two onboard DisplayPorts (on the Asus z490-A) one could drive directly a monitor that has mDP/DP and with a converter DP/HDMI could also drive a standard monitor (that has no DP) without the need of a RX580 for example?

Just to be clear on the same page by 'iGPU' we mean the onboard graphics right?

Wonder why vit9696 posted this then on the June update, so made me worry.

Thank you guys.

I mean that you can connect the DisplayPort of the MOBO with the HDMI port of the Monitor using the iGPU via an DisplayPort-HDMI active (!) adaptor.
 
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ASUS Z490-E
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i9-10900K
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UHD 630
Great news: with this DisplayPort-HDMI adaptor Club 3D CAC-1080 I have 1440p @ 144Hz :thumbup:
 
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ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-F
CPU
Intel Core i7 10700K
Graphics
Intel UHD 630
I wanted to post my config if it helps anyone else. (full EFI folder attached)

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming
CPU: Intel 10900K
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200
GPU: ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX 560 + EVGA RTX 2080 Ti (disabled in config.plist)
Wi-Fi/BT: Broadcom BCM94360CD 802.11ac 1750Mbps Desktop PCi-E WiFi Adapter. (Handoff / Continuity working)
Ethernet: I225-V
Storage: 2x Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe
Case: CORSAIR OBSIDIAN 500D RGB SE Mid-Tower Case
OpenCore: 0.5.9

About the only thing not working is Apple TV+ DRM content (fixed), but Netflix / Prime / Apple trailers work fine. The DisplayPort output on the motherboard works with acceleration via the IGPU, but as of yet the HDMI does not. This is why I added the Radeon RX 560 as I have two monitors. If you have a single monitor you can probably just use the iGPU without the Radeon GPU. The same EFI will work with either iGPU DisplayPort or an RX 560 (or similar)

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Video of case:

What's left to fix: iGPU HDMI, this is a bigger problem than just Z490 from what I've been reading, Wake from sleep via keyboard or Wake on Lan (I have to press the power button, at least it STAYS asleep which is nice). A better driver for the Ethernet I-225V (for me it seems to drop packets although internet tests don't confirm, others say it's fine)
Slow Wi-Fi after sleep: Resolved by unchecking "Wake for network access" in System Preferences > Energy Saver

Other than that everything works and it's ROCK solid!

Note: Use OpenCore Configurator to generate UUID, MLB and Serial number for iMac 19,1. I enter my real MAC address in the ROM field, these are all important to get iMessage / FaceTime working.

EDIT 06.14.2020 - Cleaned up ACPI, added front USB C port (only working at 2.0 speeds, not sure why yet)

EDIT 06.20.2020 - Clean up kexts, fix on-board audio (thanks hemon!), fix intel hdmi audio, included better USBInjectAll kext, not enabled by default, but can be should you want to do your own USB map.

EDIT 07.01.2020 - Removed ALCID from boot-args now that audio is fixed, remove CPU mask spoof as no longer needed as of 10.5.5


Special thanks to @xiaoviejiang who gave me a lot of pointers early on and helped get me up and running.


Hey scope666, thanks so much for posting this! I have a Z490-F (roughly Z490-E minus the Intel WiFi) and 10700K, and this totally works!

However my Kingston DDR4 16GBx2 3200 memory is only recognized as DDR4 2400 MHz in the system information. How did you get 3200 MHz to work?

Also I’m curious to learn how the special USBInjectAll.kext for Z490 works, I looked around online for the patch in source code but couldn’t find it. Where did the build come from and do you by any chance have the source code around?
 
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RTX 3080 Ti (Win) / RX 560 (Mac)
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  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hey scope666, thanks so much for posting this! I have a Z490-F (roughly Z490-E minus the Intel WiFi) and 10700K, and this totally works!

However my Kingston DDR4 16GBx2 3200 memory is only recognized as DDR4 2400 MHz in the system information. How did you get 3200 MHz to work?

Also I’m curious to learn how the special USBInjectAll.kext for Z490 works, I looked around online for the patch in source code but couldn’t find it. Where did the build come from and do you by any chance have the source code around?

Honestly I didn't do anything with regards to the RAM, it just showed up like that on it's own, it surprised me too.

The special USBInjectAll.kext came from @xiaoviejiang, perhaps he can address that question.

https://github.com/xiaovie/-Hackintosh-i7-10700k-ROG-STRIX-Z490-A-GAMING-RX-590.zip/releases


EDIT: Stupid question but you went into the BIOS / UEFI and enabled XMP 2 mode for the RAM to run at it's rated speed?
 
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Asus Z490 Strix-E Gaming
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i7-10700K
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RX 590
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  1. iMac
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Can somebody please confirm the correct audio layout for the Z490 Strix E Gaming ?

And which ports are functional !

do you have the boot chime enabled ?
 
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ASUS Z490-E
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i9-10900K
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UHD 630
Can somebody please confirm the correct audio layout for the Z490 Strix E Gaming ?

And which ports are functional !

do you have the boot chime enabled ?

Why do you control it yourself with the EFI order in the first page?
 
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Asus Prime Z490-P
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10700K
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iGPU UHD630
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  1. MacBook Air
  2. MacBook Pro
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  1. iOS
I'm pretty sure iGPU (HDMI...) is possible with upcoming WEG.
I'm running for about 2 weeks now with iGPU on Z490 -
 
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I tried the EFI.zip file on my system, and was able to get the system to boot and install OS X properly on my system. My specs are identical to yours, except, my video card is a Radeon RX560 card from MSI. When I try using that card, I get ghosting with a progress bar half-way filled, and spinning beach balls of doom. The system just hangs. However, when I use the HD630 onboard graphics, it works beautifully.

What am I doing wrong? I've enabled all of the BIOS settings suggested, and disabled all of the items suggested as well. I've tried tweaking drivers, and this is the only thing I can't get working. Everything else seems to be working well!
 
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RTX 3080 Ti (Win) / RX 560 (Mac)
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I'm pretty sure iGPU (HDMI...) is possible with upcoming WEG.
I'm running for about 2 weeks now with iGPU on Z490 -

Holy crap, this actually works! I'm going to update the EFI.zip shortly. This is the first time in a LONG time I've gotten both monitors to work with iGPU. This is EXACTLY why I bought this motherboard instead of my usual Hero ... the Hero doesn't have both outputs anymore! Not sure what Asus was thinking.

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LG = DP, Asus = HDMI


Something must be different about your build because I get an instant reboot when it tries to initialize graphics with your new device id: "0x9BC50003 => i5-10600k and above CPU shipped with UHD 630 kernel display"

EDIT: 1st post updated with new EFI.zip. I still need to upgrade OC and fold in my changes. (zip is on 0.59, although I just looked and 0.60 still isn't officially released)

Also, has anyone running this EFI updated to 10.5.6 yet? Just wondering if there will be any issues.
 
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