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[SUCCESS] Sagar Hozkatua: Gigabyte Z390 Designare + i7-9700F + 32GB + Radeon RX Vega 56

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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 Designare
CPU
i7-9700F
Graphics
Vega 56
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
Thanks to CaseySJ as "my inspiration" and to this great community, my project Sagar Hozkatua (bitten apple in euskera, my mother language) is almost completed.

Everything is working perfectly under macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur using the iMacPro1,1 profile, emulating an iMac Pro with this hardware:
  • Gigabyte Z390 Designare
  • Intel i7-9700F @4,7GHz cooled by a Noctua NH-U12S
  • Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • 32GB (2x16) G-Skill Ripjaws V Red DDR4 3000 CL15
  • WD Black SN750 NVMe 500GB
  • Fenvi T-919 Bluetooth + Wi-Fi
  • Topping D10 USB DAC
  • Elgato EyeTV Hybrid with 64-bit EyeTV 4.0 software from Geniatech
  • BenQ DesignVue PD2700U 4K UHD IPS 27" monitor connected via DisplayPort to the Radeon RX Vega 56 (HDMI hasn't worked well)
My latests benchmarks are very good. Single-Core results are inline with the latest 10th Gen. 10core iMac and Multi-Core equals a genuine iMacPro with a 8-core Xeon processor.
  • Geekbench 5
    • 1.208 Single-Core
    • 7.898 Multi-Core
    • 54.443 Compute (OpenCL)
    • 57.851 Compute (Metal)
  • Geekbench 4
    • 6.167 Single-Core
    • 32.462 Multi-Core

I haven't used the iMac19,1 profile because I'm using an i7-9700F that doesn't have an internal GPU and macOS expects that a 27" iMac to have one, so I moved to the iMac Pro profile iMacPro1,1 as it works with Xeon processors that do not have internal GPU.

I've also successfully tested the MacPro7,1 profile, but I'm getting a weird error about reaching maximum memory, as my modules aren't ECC and macOS expects ECC memory in the 2019 Mac Pro. I've tried the MacProMemoryNotificationDisabler kext but it doesn't work in my Catalina setup and I think that it doesn't work with macOS Big Sur that is my final goal as it's going to be released soon.

This iMacPro1,1 combination provides full support to all my hardware, including full video acceleration with H264 and HEVC, and it also supports DRM in Safari so I can get 1920x1080 stream from Netflix.



NXk2r76.jpg



I've setup a second partition to test macOS Big Sur and today I've installed the latest 10th beta, fresh from Apple and working almost flawlessly.

The only thing I'm missing is hardware acceleration for HEVC. I'm getting it for H264 but not for HEVC and any help will be much appreciated.

61iKjLn.jpg



I've decided to go with OpenCore as my bootloader and my EFI folder uses the latest 0.6.2 released version, along with the latest versions of the kexts, drivers and the Resources folder to get a beautiful 4K graphical UI when booting.

This is my actual EFI folder

1u9HloG.png

I share also my complete config.plist file (removed my machine specific data) that I always edit with the ProperTree program recommended by the OpenCore team, as other assistants could corrupt the file.

GXnX2A4.png


6RUlDaw.png


9ds7gy8.png


I7YRx1X.png


E9xJRwr.png


PEzSDPR.png


TUlinqh.png


mdowakl.png



All the hardware is installed in a beautiful and dead silent Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C case, powered by a Seasonic Focus+ GX-550W 80 Plus Gold modular power supply.

Only the 2 USB 3.0 ports in the top of the case are working, as the Fenvi T-919 needs the USB Header that powers the two other USB 2.0 ports. This case has a very useful USB-C port.

Hl4md6Y.jpg


The front of the case is beautifully crafted, polished and with an understated design, as I'm not a fan of light & colour.

QF1Wp9M.jpg


Inside you have a lot of space available. Air flows easily and I'm getting 37º when working with no huge load thanks to the efficiency of the Noctua NH-U12S cooler. The Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX Vega 56 is big and it occupies 2,5 slots, but the case is big enough.

VuPRXIt.jpg


Here's a detail of the Fence T-919 Bluetooth + Wi-Fi 802.11ac PCI card, connected to both the PCI-Express bus and the USB header labelled F_USB

eFbB9kX.jpg



I like this new designs that separates the front and the back and help organising the usual cable mess. I haven't installed 3 more WD Red hard drives that are still in my old computer.

You can easily hold six 3,5" drives and two 2,5" drives on the bottom right, but you will need to add a PCI-Express SATA card, as you loose three of the six SATA ports of the motherboard if you use the two M.2 NMVe PCI-Express slots.

VHLYrqN.jpg


The back sports a lot of connections, more than a real iMac Pro.

My BenQ PD2700 4K UHD 27" monitor is finally connected to the Radeon RX Vega 56 with a DisplayPort cable. I tried the HDMI cable but it causes some problems not waking up the monitor from sleep. After changing it to DisplayPort, it worked perfectly.

gpZpOPz.jpg


I'm using the latest F9i beta BIOS from TweakTown forums that let me change the CFG-Lock.

I will add the BIOS settings to this post later on.

4EWmm77.jpg



I've tried a lot of software in macOS Catalina and I haven't found an issue. It works better than my MacBook Pro that have had many issues with macOS Catalina.

I'm waiting for the final version of macOS Big Sur to finish my project.

Until then, I'm ready to help to anyone with a similar setup.

:beachball: :beachball: :beachball:
 
Joined
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Aorus B360 Gaming 3
CPU
i7-9700K
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
HEVC acceleration is fixed in 10th beta big sur. Looks like you have not installed 10th beta (20A5395g)
 
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Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite
CPU
i9-9900K
Graphics
RX 580
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Thanks to CaseySJ as "my inspiration" and to this great community, my project Sagar Hozkatua (bitten apple in euskera, my mother language) is almost completed...
¡Excelente, manzana mordida! :)

iMacPro1,1 is right for you, put aside the MacPro7,1 with that warning about RAM memory that also many times is not fixed with the kext you mention.
HEVC is fixed from beta 10, as @tech1eguy says, in that beta and in 11.0.1 the 2 options, H264 and HEVC, come out in green.
I also use Fenvi T919, I am very happy with it, it works perfectly from Sierra to Big Sur.
OpenCore 0.6.2 and 0.6.3 work great, much better than Clover in my opinion, stick with that option.
DisplayPort tends to perform better than HDMI, it's more like what macOS expects to find on a real Mac.
1 tip: instead of putting screenshots of config.plist that make it more confusing to read, attach it to the post (better) or even paste its content in a code tag of XML type.
Enjoy your Hackintosh !!!
 
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10.8.4
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Graphics
7750
Mac
Classic Mac
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i need EFI folder boot
 
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RX 580
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i need EFI folder boot
You have to fill in info about your hardware. Better in the signature section of your profile. What motherboard? Processor of what generation? What graphics card? If we don't know what hardware you have, we can't help you.
 
Joined
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Messages
1
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z390 Designare
CPU
i9-9900K
Graphics
Radeon VII
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Thanks to CaseySJ as "my inspiration" and to this great community, my project Sagar Hozkatua (bitten apple in euskera, my mother language) is almost completed.

Everything is working perfectly under macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur using the iMacPro1,1 profile, emulating an iMac Pro with this hardware:
  • Gigabyte Z390 Designare
  • Intel i7-9700F @4,7GHz cooled by a Noctua NH-U12S
  • Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • 32GB (2x16) G-Skill Ripjaws V Red DDR4 3000 CL15
  • WD Black SN750 NVMe 500GB
  • Fenvi T-919 Bluetooth + Wi-Fi
  • Topping D10 USB DAC
  • Elgato EyeTV Hybrid with 64-bit EyeTV 4.0 software from Geniatech
  • BenQ DesignVue PD2700U 4K UHD IPS 27" monitor connected via DisplayPort to the Radeon RX Vega 56 (HDMI hasn't worked well)
My latests benchmarks are very good. Single-Core results are inline with the latest 10th Gen. 10core iMac and Multi-Core equals a genuine iMacPro with a 8-core Xeon processor.
  • Geekbench 5
    • 1.208 Single-Core
    • 7.898 Multi-Core
    • 54.443 Compute (OpenCL)
    • 57.851 Compute (Metal)
  • Geekbench 4
    • 6.167 Single-Core
    • 32.462 Multi-Core

I haven't used the iMac19,1 profile because I'm using an i7-9700F that doesn't have an internal GPU and macOS expects that a 27" iMac to have one, so I moved to the iMac Pro profile iMacPro1,1 as it works with Xeon processors that do not have internal GPU.

I've also successfully tested the MacPro7,1 profile, but I'm getting a weird error about reaching maximum memory, as my modules aren't ECC and macOS expects ECC memory in the 2019 Mac Pro. I've tried the MacProMemoryNotificationDisabler kext but it doesn't work in my Catalina setup and I think that it doesn't work with macOS Big Sur that is my final goal as it's going to be released soon.

This iMacPro1,1 combination provides full support to all my hardware, including full video acceleration with H264 and HEVC, and it also supports DRM in Safari so I can get 1920x1080 stream from Netflix.



NXk2r76.jpg



I've setup a second partition to test macOS Big Sur and today I've installed the latest 10th beta, fresh from Apple and working almost flawlessly.

The only thing I'm missing is hardware acceleration for HEVC. I'm getting it for H264 but not for HEVC and any help will be much appreciated.

61iKjLn.jpg



I've decided to go with OpenCore as my bootloader and my EFI folder uses the latest 0.6.2 released version, along with the latest versions of the kexts, drivers and the Resources folder to get a beautiful 4K graphical UI when booting.

This is my actual EFI folder

1u9HloG.png

I share also my complete config.plist file (removed my machine specific data) that I always edit with the ProperTree program recommended by the OpenCore team, as other assistants could corrupt the file.

GXnX2A4.png


6RUlDaw.png


9ds7gy8.png


I7YRx1X.png


E9xJRwr.png


PEzSDPR.png


TUlinqh.png


mdowakl.png



All the hardware is installed in a beautiful and dead silent Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C case, powered by a Seasonic Focus+ GX-550W 80 Plus Gold modular power supply.

Only the 2 USB 3.0 ports in the top of the case are working, as the Fenvi T-919 needs the USB Header that powers the two other USB 2.0 ports. This case has a very useful USB-C port.

Hl4md6Y.jpg


The front of the case is beautifully crafted, polished and with an understated design, as I'm not a fan of light & colour.

QF1Wp9M.jpg


Inside you have a lot of space available. Air flows easily and I'm getting 37º when working with no huge load thanks to the efficiency of the Noctua NH-U12S cooler. The Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX Vega 56 is big and it occupies 2,5 slots, but the case is big enough.

VuPRXIt.jpg


Here's a detail of the Fence T-919 Bluetooth + Wi-Fi 802.11ac PCI card, connected to both the PCI-Express bus and the USB header labelled F_USB

eFbB9kX.jpg



I like this new designs that separates the front and the back and help organising the usual cable mess. I haven't installed 3 more WD Red hard drives that are still in my old computer.

You can easily hold six 3,5" drives and two 2,5" drives on the bottom right, but you will need to add a PCI-Express SATA card, as you loose three of the six SATA ports of the motherboard if you use the two M.2 NMVe PCI-Express slots.

VHLYrqN.jpg


The back sports a lot of connections, more than a real iMac Pro.

My BenQ PD2700 4K UHD 27" monitor is finally connected to the Radeon RX Vega 56 with a DisplayPort cable. I tried the HDMI cable but it causes some problems not waking up the monitor from sleep. After changing it to DisplayPort, it worked perfectly.

gpZpOPz.jpg


I'm using the latest F9i beta BIOS from TweakTown forums that let me change the CFG-Lock.

I will add the BIOS settings to this post later on.

4EWmm77.jpg



I've tried a lot of software in macOS Catalina and I haven't found an issue. It works better than my MacBook Pro that have had many issues with macOS Catalina.

I'm waiting for the final version of macOS Big Sur to finish my project.

Until then, I'm ready to help to anyone with a similar setup.

:beachball: :beachball: :beachball:


Hi,

Any chance you would be willing to share your EFI, Bios settings, videos, and other information so i can configure my i9 designare? Switching from windows for a few reason and linux is not able to run every tool in my toolbox and I can afford to buy a decent MacBook Pro to justify my hackintosh build, but I need the desktop powerhouse and I just do not have $11K USD. I have never once been able to get a hackintosh to work. Windows just has to go.

Thank you in advance,
/chaoren
 
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