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

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Hello All

I think I maybe seeing some similar issues with TB3 as Perdomo

I recently switched from Catalina & Clover over to the latest Big Sur 11.6.2 and OC it was a bit of a learning curve but thanks to Casey and others for the detailed guides I have managed to make quite a bit of progress, unfortunately I am massively struggling with TB3 even with the updated EFI folder posted in the last few days.

My two issues are random system freezing (Youtube seems to exacerbate this but it could also be completely random eg.5min sometimes 1.5 hrs max) this requires a forced restart & my other issue being tb3 devices not working correctly I am unfortunately stuck on the new Designare F9 bios also.

Attached are some logs from Console that proceeded a crash & some screen shots from Open Core where it appears the thunderbolt controllers can be seen, Hackintool also seems to recognise the existence of thunderbolt controllers and devices being present (A Tb3 hub, raid and Blackmagic device) but attempting to browse TB3 ssd in finder ends with a spinning loading icon and the drive being ejected. (Works fine in M1 MBP)

I have installed the latest drivers / kexts for the devices on the Hackintosh also.

I have also tried enabling / disabling Apple VTD

I have ordered a titan ridge tb3 controller that I can try in a PCIE express slot my hope with this is that it will be recognised and work as is? But I have skimmed a few pages on them am I correct in thinking that I may also need to flash the FW of the device? Or am I correct in fearing the worse that TB3 in F9 means only USB C in OS X (Haven't tried a USBC device yet) but it works correctly in Windows at least.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, the constant level of help and expertise on this thread is really impressive!
 

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Hello All

I think I maybe seeing some similar issues with TB3 as Perdomo

I recently switched from Catalina & Clover over to the latest Big Sur 11.6.2 and OC it was a bit of a learning curve but thanks to Casey and others for the detailed guides I have managed to make quite a bit of progress, unfortunately I am massively struggling with TB3 even with the updated EFI folder posted in the last few days.

My two issues are random system freezing (Youtube seems to exacerbate this but it could also be completely random eg.5min sometimes 1.5 hrs max) this requires a forced restart & my other issue being tb3 devices not working correctly I am unfortunately stuck on the new Designare F9 bios also.

Attached are some logs from Console that proceeded a crash & some screen shots from Open Core where it appears the thunderbolt controllers can be seen, Hackintool also seems to recognise the existence of thunderbolt controllers and devices being present (A Tb3 hub, raid and Blackmagic device) but attempting to browse TB3 ssd in finder ends with a spinning loading icon and the drive being ejected. (Works fine in M1 MBP)

I have installed the latest drivers / kexts for the devices on the Hackintosh also.

I have also tried enabling / disabling Apple VTD

I have ordered a titan ridge tb3 controller that I can try in a PCIE express slot my hope with this is that it will be recognised and work as is? But I have skimmed a few pages on them am I correct in thinking that I may also need to flash the FW of the device? Or am I correct in fearing the worse that TB3 in F9 means only USB C in OS X (Haven't tried a USBC device yet) but it works correctly in Windows at least.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, the constant level of help and expertise on this thread is really impressive!
Hello @BanaBon,

Your config.plist has several issues. Please try the following:
  • Download the OpenCore 0.7.7 EFI folder from this thread (see Quick Reference spoiler at the top of Post 1 for the link).
  • Then follow this guide to rename config-AMD-GPU.plist to config.plist and transfer PlatformInfo credentials to PlatformInfo --> DataHub.
    • Use OpenCore Configurator 2.56.0.0 and set it to 0.7.7 Release Configuration before making changes.
  • Then copy this EFI Folder to the EFI partition of a USB flash disk for test run.
  • In BIOS, VT-d should be enabled.
  • Reboot system and press F12 at Gigabyte splash screen to open the BIOS Boot Menu (not OpenCore).
  • Select USB flash disk from the BIOS boot menu.
  • Now OpenCore Boot Picker will appear. Select the macOS boot disk and see if the problems still occur.
 
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Unfortunately Thunderbolt 4 hubs will not connect to this motherboard.
Ah, that's a shame. Well, it seems that not even the USB-C devices I previously used are working here since I updated OC and MacOS.

I have tried with both of the Thunderbolt SSDTs. I have thunderbolt BIOS settings as configured here. This did used to work. Should I post up my EFI or any other dumb fixes I am missing?
 

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Ah, that's a shame.
Yes, others found this out the hard way as well!

Well, it seems that not even the USB-C devices I previously used are working here since I updated OC and MacOS.

I have tried with both of the thunderbolt SSDTs, I have thunderbolt BIOS settings as configured here. This did used to work. Should I post up my EFI or any other dumb fixes I am missing?
USB-C devices should work on non-Thunderbolt USB-C ports, but we found that all recent versions of BIOS break USB-C device compatibility on Thunderbolt ports. Older BIOS versions should still be okay.
 
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What counts as an older BIOS?
 
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F8 failed miserably and F9l isn’t working for me. Does anyone have a copy of F9c or something like that for z390 xtreme?
 
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Well just to follow up. I got ahold of F9f BIOS, and now I have working Thunderbolt and USB c ports. My Thunderbolt 4 hub works perfectly. Sonnet Thunderbolt 4 Echo 5 hub.
 
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