- Feb 21, 2016
- Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7
- RX 5700
- Mobile Phone
I believe then that it has to do something with SMBIOS that i use (iMac 18.3) because the setup proccess is similar to yours, except that i have create an ssdt file for the usb ports. I have follow RehabMad guide for the preparation of ports finding and create the file. -> https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-creating-a-custom-ssdt-for-usbinjectall-kext.211311/Gotcha. Makes sense to do as much research as possible.
Just for reference, I only have one m2 drive (macOS High Sierra) in the middle slot, and Windows 10 off a SATA SSD. An additional m2 drive will block a lane shared by SATA ports, and these are covered in Page 33 of the Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 Manual. If you don't have more than 4-5 SATA drives needed on top of the two m2 drives, then you're good.
Also, one thing I've found in my setup is related to audio and MacOS and Windows. Well, I have my speakers connected via the line out I highlighted in my manual. For Windows, it uses a different line out port. So rather than unplugging the speakers each time I boot up into the other OS, I'm going to get a "Y" splitter cable and test it out. It's on order, and I'l update the manual as needed for those who create a dual-boot system of Mac and Windows.
8700K is @ 5Ghz like yours, so i believe is SMBIOS that make this difference in Geekbench score.
When you have free time, try it if you want