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

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Hi @CaseySJ I finally had a moment to upgrade to OpenCore (and upgrade the BIOS to version F9g). On the whole, the system is stable. But just as before on Clover, the CPU averages out at 10% usage, even under intense computing tasks.
I've attached the new EFI.
Please help.
Thanks!
Hello @bluestarstudios,

Some questions:
  • How are you measuring "10% usage"?
  • Have you tried using a stopwatch to time certain operations, and compare those timings against another system to see if indeed the Designare is performing significantly more slowly?
 
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I rebooted in Windows to check what I used:
mb_driver_626_thunderboltdch_1.41.890.0

What's in a name?
Usually, the firmware version is indicated in the Thunderbolt utility. It looks like it’s your driver version instead…
 
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** OpenCore 0.8.0 Released **


To upgrade to OpenCore 0.8.0 please follow the HackinDROM instructions located here:
However, do not use OpenCore Configurator 2.59.0.0 because it is not compatible with the release version of OpenCore 0.8.0. Instead, use OpenCore Configuration 2.60.0.0. After performing the upgrade with HackinDROM, no further changes or edits are needed.

Always keep a backup copy of previous OpenCore EFI folder in the EFI partition of a USB flash disk (for emergency boot).


Monterey Users:

The existing SmallTree-Intel-211-82576.kext for the Intel i211-V Ethernet port does not work in Monterey, but thanks to @gagaraz who found a newer version, the port works once again.

Procedure (see screenshot below):
  • Set MaxKernel to 20.99.99 in config.plist --> Kernel for SmallTree-Intel-211-82576.kext
  • Add an entry in the same Kernel section for SmallTree-Intel-211-8259x.kext
  • Set MinKernel to 21.0.0 for this new kext
  • Also copy the file (attached) to EFI/OC/Kexts folder in the EFI partition
Once you make this change, you will not need to make it again when next version of OpenCore is released.
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Brilliant!!!
 
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Brilliant!!!
I upgraded my spare SSD to 12.4 & OC 0.8.0. Smalltree ethernet driver doesn't work, I knew that, so I removed it. Apple driver kicked in after a reboot, port worked once. But after getting rid of some OC warnings, this port kernel panics and even kills my WIFI and/or router...

What am I missing?
 
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Hello @bluestarstudios, Some questions:
  • How are you measuring "10% usage"?
  • Have you tried using a stopwatch to time certain operations, and compare those timings against another system to see if indeed the Designare is performing significantly more slowly?
 

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hello CaseySJ ,Is this code correct?My Thunderbolt3 interface is still not hotplug, looking for guidance, thank you.
 

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hello CaseySJ ,Is this code correct?My Thunderbolt3 interface is still not hotplug, looking for guidance, thank you.
Have you included SSDT-DTPG.aml beside your Thunderbolt SSDT ?
 
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