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[Success] MSI Raider X299, Intel Core i9-7960X, Radeon RX Vega 64, OpenCore 0.6.3

Joined
Jul 27, 2012
Messages
17
Motherboard
MSI Raider X299
CPU
Core i9-7860X
Graphics
Radeon RX Vega 64
Mac
  1. Mac mini
  2. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
This has been my most successful and painless Hackintosh build so far. OpenCore made it really simple. X299 is not easy to get working with Clover based installers. Everything works, including power, sleep, Continuity, Handoff, iServices, Unlock with Apple watch also works. The only thing that does not yet work is DRM (So no Netflix, Amazon Prime or Apple TV+). I am planning to get an AMD Radeon Vega 64 XT 8GB card next week to solve that problem.

Hardware configuration:
MBD: MSI Raider X299
Onboard Ethernet: Intel I219V2 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC1220
CPU: Intel Core i9-7960X (16 cores)
RAM: 128GB DDR4 3000 MHz
GFX: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2 GB Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB [Update: 11/9/2020]
SSD: Intel 660p M.2 2TB (SSDPEKNW020T8)
WIFI: YOUBO PC Hackintosh WiFi + BT Card BCM94360CD

I followed the OpenCore installation guide here: https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/
For making config.plist, follow the "Skylake-X/W and Cascade Lake-X/@" section under the "Intel HEDT config.plist".
You must get ALL the below BIOS settings right. Any misses and you'll fail. Rest is really easy if you have patience and follow the instructions from the install guide. Good luck!


BIOS Configuration:
  1. Boot your machine, enter BIOS.
  2. Settings -> Save & Exit -> Load Optimized Defaults
  3. Save & Exit. Reboot
Enter BIOS again, then do following:
I turned XMP = On and OC GENIE 4 = ON. Your mileage may vary.

Settings -> Advanced -> PCI Subsystem Settings
  1. Above 4G memory/Crypto Currency mining = Enabled
  2. MIMO High Granularity Size = 1G
Settings -> Advanced -> Integrated peripherals
  1. SATA Mode = AHCI Mode
Settings -> Advanced -> Windows OS Configuration [These settings are extremely important!]

  1. Windows 10 WHQL Support = UEFI
  2. Windows 7 Installation = Disabled
  3. MSI Fast Boot = Disabled
  4. Fast Boot = Disabled
Settings -> Advanced -> Windows OS Configuration -> Secure Boot

  1. Secure Boot = Disabled
Settings -> Advanced -> Wake Up Event Setup
  1. Resume By USB Device = Enabled
Settings -> Advanced -> Thunderbolt Configuration
  1. Thunderbolt Disabled

Settings -> Advanced -> USB Configuration
  1. XHCI Hand-off = Enabled
OC -> CPU Features [These settings are extremely important!]
  1. Hyper-threading = Enabled
  2. Intel Virtualization Technology = Enabled
  3. Intel VT-D Tech = Disabled
  4. CFG Lock = Disabled
EFI Folder Structure: All files downloaded from links found in the above guide at Dortania.github.io.
EFI Folder.jpg


Config.plist: I followed all the recommended settings from this guide: "Skylake-X/W and Cascade Lake-X/@" section under the "Intel HEDT config.plist".

Note that I had to set npci=0x2000 to get to the Installer. Later to get sound working, I added alcid=2.

NVRAM -> Add -> 7C436110-AB2A-4BBB-A880-FE41995C9F82 ->
boot-args = keepsyms=1 debug=0x100 alcid=2 npci=0x2000 swd_panic=1

After I successfully installed Catalina on my new Hackintosh, I also followed the "Post-Install" instructions found here: https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Post-Install/

About Mac.png



Cinebench R20 CPU Score: 6931
Geekbench 5
Geekbench 5.png

[Update 11/9/2020] - Added Geekbench 5, OpenCL score.
Geekbench OpenCL.png


Next Steps:
My Nvidia GPU does not support DRM, so I have ordered a AMD Radeon Vega 64 8GB card. Once I get it I will update.

[Update 11/9/2020]
- with Vega 64 card, DRM works. I was able to play Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Prime content without having to do ANY changes to my configuration.
- successfully updated to OpenCore 0.6.3 using instructions here: https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Post-Install/universal/update.html
 
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Joined
Jul 27, 2012
Messages
17
Motherboard
MSI Raider X299
CPU
Core i9-7860X
Graphics
Radeon RX Vega 64
Mac
  1. Mac mini
  2. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Upgrading from Catalina to Big Sur is not working for MSI X299 Raider (and many other X299 based systems). I have a real Mac, so I shutdown my Hackintosh, connected the SSD via a USB adapter to real Mac, installed Big Sur, then transferred the SSD back to Hackintosh, added the original EFI folder with OC 0.6.3 and it booted just fine.
 
Joined
Sep 26, 2019
Messages
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Motherboard
ASRock Z390 Extreme 4
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
Vega 56
thx, works well.
 
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