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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

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Gigabyte Designare Z390
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i7-9700K
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RX 6900 XT
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Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I wanted to share a few of my recent experiences and lessons learned -

I followed the guide to upgrade from Catalina to Big Sur. Switched over from Clover to OpenCore, etc.

The Big Sur update appeared to freeze toward the end saying 27 mins. After rebooting and researching others the solution - minimize the system.

-- A strong suggestion to anyone - disconnect/remove everything but bare essentials.
Upgrade went well after -
* Unplugging my thunderbolt dock
* Removing extra storage and ssds/nvme drives

My system still is very unstable with my thunderbolt dock. I may ask for help later. Everything else is excellent.

Build/System Details -
Gigabyte Designare Z390
Intel i7-9700K
64gb Corsaire 3200whatevers
Radeon RX 6900 XT
Next... resolve
OWC TB 3 Dock (currently a 2 leg stool)

Of some note. As others have reported after changing from iMac19,1 to iMacPro1,1 Geekbench shows an small but noticeable uplift in compute performance. Kinda interesting.
 

CaseySJ

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  1. Quadra
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I wanted to share a few of my recent experiences and lessons learned -

I followed the guide to upgrade from Catalina to Big Sur. Switched over from Clover to OpenCore, etc.

The Big Sur update appeared to freeze toward the end saying 27 mins. After rebooting and researching others the solution - minimize the system.

-- A strong suggestion to anyone - disconnect/remove everything but bare essentials.
Upgrade went well after -
* Unplugging my thunderbolt dock
* Removing extra storage and ssds/nvme drives

My system still is very unstable with my thunderbolt dock. I may ask for help later. Everything else is excellent.

Build/System Details -
Gigabyte Designare Z390
Intel i7-9700K
64gb Corsaire 3200whatevers
Radeon RX 6900 XT
Next... resolve
OWC TB 3 Dock (currently a 2 leg stool)

Of some note. As others have reported after changing from iMac19,1 to iMacPro1,1 Geekbench shows an small but noticeable uplift in compute performance. Kinda interesting.
Just a quick note to say that we should avoid BIOS F9j (in case it's installed).
 
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Gigabyte Z390 Designare
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i9-9900K
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RX 5700 XT
I just updated to 11.5.1 and so far no issues but figured it was only a light update in comparison from 11.4 to 11.5. Thanks once again everyone!
 

CaseySJ

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  1. Quadra
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Is F9g still the recommended version?
Both F9g and F9i are recommended.

F9g —> CFG Lock is disabled by default

F9i —> We need to disable CFG Lock from BIOS Setup; this also has newer Intel microcode
 
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On a completely different note...

Has anybody figured out how to prevent the Windows clock from getting completely off (by like 12 hours or so), after rebooting from macOS into Windows?
 
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On a completely different note...

Has anybody figured out how to prevent the Windows clock from getting completely off (by like 12 hours or so), after rebooting from macOS into Windows?

@BOTMT Check post #26,193 in this thread for help. One has to edit the Windows Registry.
 

CaseySJ

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Asus Z690 ProArt Creator
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  3. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Quadra
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
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Hi all,
I am planning to build a new machine. As 5700xt is not available here I am going with RDNA 2 GPUs. Pls tell me which ones are currently supported.

Thanks a lot
 
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CaseySJ

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  1. Quadra
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  1. iOS
Hi all,
I am planning to build a new machine. As 5700xt is not available here I am going with RDNA 2 GPUs. Pls tell me which ones are currently supported.

Thanks a lot
Please refer to this thread, particularly from the middle to the end:
 
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