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

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I will do this and report back. It seems like I got through the install screen, no reboot since oddly enough.
I think everything is running as it should be. Perhaps the reinstall helped (I tried another USB port at the back and the installation went smooth. It's running about a day now without reboots and problems.

Thanks so far!
 
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This is a macOS issue rather than an OpenCore issue. We can try download and try SwitchResX, which has a 30-day trial period.
@CaseySJ, oh really? So nothing to do with Hackintosh :) The funny thing is that it not only can't switch back to 60Hz, but it also does not allow me to use that monitor anymore. Anyways, I will try SwitchResX. Thanks
 
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Not sure if anyone is interested, but I am using the latest CaseySJ Opencore 0.7.8 settings for the Z390 Designare with i7-8700k and RX560 (64GB) and just upgraded to 11.6.6. Everything seems to be normal AFAIK. Thanks CaseySJ and other fellows that helped me get here!

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Is my 6900XT performance normal?

Thanks to @CaseySJ and @joostiphone, I did a fresh install of Monterey 12.4 with great success. I used CaseySJ's OpenCore 0.7.8, then upgraded to 0.8.0. My system is a Z390 with i9-9900K and 32GB of 3000Mhz RAM. I also changed the GPU from Vega64 to 6900XT. I've attached my System Info and the Benchmarks.

My Vega64 had Geekbench5's Metal score of ~63,000 and I was thinking the 6900XT would be ~180,000-200,000 in Metal but I only got ~150,000. Also, OpenCL score for my 6900XT is ~120,000.

Is ~150,000 a normal Metal score for 6900XT? Am I delusional in expecting it to be around ~180,000-200,000 (I thought I saw these numbers from someone else benchmarks)? Is my system bottlenecked somewhere for the 6900XT?

Appreciate any insights. Thanks all!
 

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CaseySJ

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Is my 6900XT performance normal?

Thanks to @CaseySJ and @joostiphone, I did a fresh install of Monterey 12.4 with great success. I used CaseySJ's OpenCore 0.7.8, then upgraded to 0.8.0. My system is a Z390 with i9-9900K and 32GB of 3000Mhz RAM. I also changed the GPU from Vega64 to 6900XT. I've attached my System Info and the Benchmarks.

My Vega64 had Geekbench5's Metal score of ~63,000 and I was thinking the 6900XT would be ~180,000-200,000 in Metal but I only got ~150,000. Also, OpenCL score for my 6900XT is ~120,000.

Is ~150,000 a normal Metal score for 6900XT? Am I delusional in expecting it to be around ~180,000-200,000 (I thought I saw these numbers from someone else benchmarks)? Is my system bottlenecked somewhere for the 6900XT?

Appreciate any insights. Thanks all!
With my 6800 XT the Metal score is around 155000, although it once got as high as 167000 as shown in the Benchmarks section of this build thread:
Some suggestions:
  • Run the benchmark 3 times in a row and average the results
  • Try other GPU benchmarks such as Unigine Heaven and Valley
  • Most importantly, use actual GPU-intensive applications and time you workflows with a stopwatch. How much faster are these workflows compared to Vega?
 
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With my 6800 XT the Metal score is around 155000, although it once got as high as 167000 as shown in the Benchmarks section of this build thread:
Some suggestions:
  • Run the benchmark 3 times in a row and average the results
  • Try other GPU benchmarks such as Unigine Heaven and Valley
  • Most importantly, use actual GPU-intensive applications and time you workflows with a stopwatch. How much faster are these workflows compared to Vega?
Thanks CaseySJ. On a separate note, is there resource/guide somewhere for overclocking GPU on Hackintosh?
 
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An amazing new development has occurred thanks to @Inqnuam and the new HackinDROM 2.1.0 (or newer) application available from GitHub. We can easily update OpenCore on any system that already has OpenCore 0.6.6 or newer. No need for mini-guides from now on unless some significant change justifies a mini-guide.

This is awesome. Thank you all for your hard work!

I'm going to be dabbling in triple booting, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice before I dive in? I've got a 500gb NVMe drive that I'm planning to partition for a Windows and Ubuntu partition. Other than removing all the other drives to stop windows overwriting anything.

As for boot selecting, should I be doing anything to OpenCore or just selecting the other drive in the BIOS? Or is this a horrible idea and should I just stick with a VM?
 
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This is awesome. Thank you all for your hard work!

I'm going to be dabbling in triple booting, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice before I dive in? I've got a 500gb NVMe drive that I'm planning to partition for a Windows and Ubuntu partition. Other than removing all the other drives to stop windows overwriting anything.

As for boot selecting, should I be doing anything to OpenCore or just selecting the other drive in the BIOS? Or is this a horrible idea and should I just stick with a VM?
I've been triple booting for a while with a similar setup. I did have to remove my MacOS NVMe and then install Windows 10 on my other NVMe drive (followed by Ubuntu on the the same drive as Windows). I've done this on a couple of builds and had all 3 successfully boot from OpenCore. Currently I don't have Windows 11 booting in OpenCore, but it is the OS I use least and go into to Bios for it. If having Windows 11 in OpenCore is critical for you, it can be done, I just haven't bothered #lazy
 
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@CaseySJ I can't find any solution to hack OpenCore to use a monitor at 144Hz. The funny thing is that I can't even refresh it and go back to normal at 60Hz, so now the monitor is useless. :cry:

If you didn't already figure it out, shut down the computer and disconnect the "less fancy" monitor from the GPU.

FWIW, this can also depend on the monitor and the GPU. If you have a second monitor connected, the GPU-supporting OS will pull-down the refresh rate so that you don't have a screen blackout. If you are running two or more monitors, it's best to sync them to a "common" rate like 60Hz or 100Hz, rather than one monitor at 144Hz and the other at 100Hz . This is avoid the more noticeable strobe effect of 44Hz between the two. YMMV...
 

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Hi Guys,

I recently upgraded to open core and went from Catalina to Montery 12.4. Unfortunately in the process I updated by bios to f9 on my Designare board. I recently read that this can screw up the Thunderbolt. I've been fighting with this for a couple days. I've got the thunderbolt showing in the system profile and I can see it in IOREG.

I'm testing it with a USB-C to Thunderbolt adapter going to a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter.
I was using this same setup on Catalina and it worked great. Now I can't get the Thunderbolt ports to be active. They look (to me at least) like they should work but nothing passes.

I'm far from an expert at this so any insight would be much appreciated!!
 

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