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This thread is meant to be support/discussion for X299 motherboards :

it not only means ASUS X299 motherboards but also other brands such as GIGABYTE , ASROCK, EVGA, MSI (...)

The goal is to keep the support for these motherboards alive, publish updates, configurations, hardware, and so on.

It is the continuation of the previous threads.

All the support will be added and linked on my GitHub repo.

So today with macOS Big Sur we're going to start a new forward-looking experience :

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macOS Big Sur :

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Installation with Open Core OC 0.6.3

EFI OC 0.6.3 structure with the minimum SSDTs :

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Users with bios V2002 or V3006 must respectively add :

SSDT-RTC0-RANGE-v2002 or SSDT-RTC0-RANGE-v3006 to boot.

Reminder Big Sur installation process post : #65

I will edit this first post with the return of experience and the new features macOS Big Sur :

For example :
- The root volume is now a cryptographically sealed apfs snapshot. Every single bit of the fsroot tree and file contents are verified when they are read from disk.
- It is no longer possible to boot a "live" filesystem, that is, one which can be written to.
- You can instead disable authentication of the root volume by booting to recovery and running `csrutil authenticated-root disable` in Terminal.

This thread is open to constructive discussions to keep our systems up to date.

It means that is a collaborative thread and each user is strongly invited to contribute and help.

All users are asked to give us their valuable feedback. :thumbup:

REMINDER ASUS X299 :


iMac Pro X299 - Live the Future now with macOS 10.14 Mojave ...


REMINDER ASROCK X299 CREATOR :


BIOS X299 Configuration :

1.) /AI Tweaker/
a.) ASUS MultiCore Enhancement: Auto
b.) AVX Instruction Core Ratio Negative Offset: "3"
c.) AVX-512 Instruction Core Ratio Negative Offset: "2"
d.) CPU Core Ratio: Sync All Cores
e.) CPU SVID Support: Enabled
f.) DRAM Frequency: e.g. DDR4-3200MHz
[ b.) and c.) must be set according to your CPU cooling : set to "0"will be preferable with air-cooling]

2.) /Advanced/CPU Configuration/
a.) Hyper Threading [ALL]: Enabled
b.) MSR Lock Control:Disabled

3.) /Advanced/CPU Configuration/CPU Power Management Configuration/
a.) Enhanced Intel Speed Step Technology (EIST):Enabled
b.) Autonomous Core C-States: Enabled
c.) Enhanced Halt State (C1E):Enabled
d.) CPU C6 report: Enabled
e.) Package C-State: C6(non retention) state
f.) Intel SpeedShift Technology:Enabled
g.) MFC Mode Override: OS Native

4.) /Advanced/Platform Misc Configuration/
a.) PCI Express Native Power Management: Disabled
b.) PCH DMI ASPM: Disabled
d.) ASPM: Disabled
e.) DMI Link ASPM Control: Disabled
f.) PEG - ASMP: Disabled

5.) /Advanced/System Agent Configuration/
a.) Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d): Disabled/Enabled

6.) /Boot/
a.) Fast Boot: Disabled
b.) Above 4G Decoding: On / Enabled
c.) Set your specific Boot Option Priorities

7.) /Boot/Boot Configuration
a.) Boot Logo Display: Auto
b.) Boot up NumLock State: Disabled
c.) Setup Mode: Advanced

8.) /Boot/Compatibility Support Module/
a.) Launch CSM: Disabled

9.) /Boot/Secure Boot/
a.) OS Type: Other OS

/M.I.T/Advanced Frequency Settings/
a.) Extreme Memory Profile: (X.M.P): Profile1

2.) /M.I.T/Advanced Frequency Settings/Advanced CPU Core Settings

a.) Active Cores Control: Auto
b.) Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
c.) Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 : Enabled
d.) Intel Speed Shift Technology : Enabled
e.) Enhanced Multi-Core Performance: Enabled/Disabled
f.) CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E): Enabled
g.) C6/C7 State Support:Enabled
h.) Package C State limit:C6
i.) CPU EIST Function: Enabled
j.) Energy Efficient Turbo : Disabled

3.) /M.I.T/Advanced Memory Settings/
a.) Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P):Profile1

4.) /BIOS/
a.) Boot Numlock State: Disabled/Enabled
b.) Security option: Setup
c.) Full Screen Logo Show: Enabled
d.) Fast Boot: Disabled
e.) CSM Support: Disabled

5.) /BIOS/Secure Boot/
a.) Secure Boot Enable: Disabled

6.) /Peripherals/USB Configuration/
a.) XHCI Hand-off: Enabled

7.) /Peripheral/Thunderbolt Configuration/
a.) Security Level : SL0 - No Security

8.) /Chipset/
a.) VT-d: Disabled/Enabled

9.) /Save& Exit/
a.) Save & Exit

OC Tweaker :

CPU Configuration :


MultiCore Enhancement: Auto

CPU Ratio : Auto

AVX2 Negative Offset: "3"

AVX3 Negative Offset: "2"

CPU Mesh Max OC Ratio : Auto

CPU Mesh Min Ratio : Auto

Intel Turbo Boost Technology 3.0 : Enabled

Intel SpeedStep Technology : Enabled

Intel Speed Shift Technology : Enabled

Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 : Enabled

DRAM Configuration :


Load XMP Seetting : XMP profile 1

Advanced :

CPU Configuration. :


Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled

Active Cores Control: Auto

CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E): Enabled

C6/C7 State Support: Enabled

Processor Hot Mode: Disabled

CPU Thermal Throttling : Disable

Intel Virtualisation Technology: Disabled

Intel Safer Mode Extensions: Disabled

Hardware Prefetcher : Enabled

Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch : Enabled

Chipset Configuration


VT-d: Disabled/Enabled

Primary Graphics Adapter select : Auto/adjust if needed

Storage Configuration :


SATA Controller(s): Enabled

SATA Controller Speed : Auto

SATA Mode Selection : AHCI

SATA Agressive LPM : Disabled

Hard Disk Smart : Enabled

Third Party SATA3 Controller : Enabled

Third Party SATA3 Hot Plug : Disabled

Thunderbolt Configuration :


Intel Thunderbolt Technology : Enabled

Security Level : No Security

Thunderbolt USB Support : Enabled

Native OS Hot Plug : Native Mode

USB Configuration :


XHCI Hand Off: Enabled

UEFI Configuration :


UEFI Setup Style : Advance Mode

Active Page On Entry : Main

Full HD UEFI : Auto

BOOT :


ast Boot: Disabled

Boot From Onboard LAN : Disabled

Set Up Prompt Timeout : 3

Boot Numlock: Disabled/Enabled

Full Screen Logo: Enabled

Secure Boot: Disabled

CSM COMPATIBILITY Support Module : disable

EVGA BIOS Configuration

You must have Bios 1.23

OC

Notice : for non overclocking settings keep default parameters

Except :

PLLtrim Offset: "3"

HP PLLtrim Offset: "2"

MEMORY Configuration

Load XMP Seetting : XMP profile 1

Advanced

CPU Configuration


EIST : Enabled

Turbo Mode : Enabled

CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E): Enabled

C States : Enabled

Enhanced C1 State : Enabled

MSR Lock Control : Disabled

Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled

Intel Virtualisation Technology: Disabled

CPU Tjmax: Auto

Active Cores Control: All

Intel Turbo Boost 3.0 Driver Support: Enabled


PCIe Configuration


Mandatory :

Above 4G Decoding : Enabled

Sata Configuration


SATA Mode Selection : AHCI

For each Sata device :

SATA Hot Plug : Disbled

USB Configuration :


No option for XHCI Hand Off but USB 3.0 speed is enbaled therefore equal to XHCI Hand Off enabled

Onboard Devices Configuration :

Keep all devices enabled but :

Wake of Lan : Disabled

BOOT :


Boot Numlock State : Disabled/Enabled

Boot Beep : Disabled/Enabled

Fast Boot: Disabled

Skip Home: Disabled

Always Show Boot Option : Enabled untill your configuration is working fine

Boot Mode Select : UEFI

Security: Disabled

CSM Configuration : disable

Thunderbolt(TM) Configuration :

TBT Root por Selector PCIE16_3 (Prime X299 Deluxe) / PCIE16_2 (WS X299 Sage 10G)

PICIE 16_2/3/4 Gigabyte WU8 / PICIE 16_4 Other Gigabyte
Thunderbolt USB Support Disabled
Thunderbolt Boot Support Disabled
Wake From Thunderbolt(TM Devices) Off
Thunderbolt(TM) PCIe Cache-line Size 128
GPIO3 Force Pwr On
Wait time in ms after applying Force Pwr 200
Skip PCI OptionRom Enabled
Security Level SL0-No Security
Reserve mem per phy slot 32
Reserve P mem per phy slot 32
Reserve IO per phy slot 20
Delay before SX Exit 300
GPIO Filter Enabled
Enable CLK REQ Disabled
Enable ASPM Disabled
Enable LTR Disabled
Extra Bus Reserved 65
Reserved Memory 386
Memory Alignment 26
Reserved PMemory 960
PMemory Alignment 28
Reserved I/O 0
Alpine Ridge XHCI WA Disabled


Motherboard Layout :

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EVGA X299 FTW-K Motherboard Layout

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11.0.20A5343j macOS Big Sur Beta :
Features and Enhancements :

Experience

Updated menu bar
New icons for apps
Redesigned sheets
Full-height sidebars
Floating Dock
Lighter window appearance

Control Center
Control Center Designed just for Mac
Customize Control Center
Click for more options
Pin to menu bar
Notification Center
Updated Notification Center
Interactive notifications
Grouped notifications
Redesigned widgets
Customize widgets
Discover more third-party widgets

Safari
Customizable start page
Improved performance now it’s even faster.
Improved power efficiency
See more tabs at once
Website previews
Translation
Safari extensions on the App Store
WebExtensions API support
Grant extensions website access
Privacy Report : Privacy Report for each website
Start page Privacy Report
Password monitoring
Import passwords and settings from Chrome

Messages
Pin conversations, Multiple pinned conversations
Search
Share your name and photo
Group photos
Mentions
Inline replies
Message effects
Memoji editor
Memoji stickers
Enhanced photo picker

Maps
Guides
Create your own guides
Look Around
Cycling routes
Electric vehicle routing
Indoor maps
Live updates for shared ETA
New maps available in more countries
Congestion zones

Privacy
Privacy information on the App Store
Self-reported privacy practices
Displayed in a simple format

Software Updates
Faster updates software updates begin in the background and complete faster than before *

Signed system volume
macOS Big Sur introduces a cryptographically signed system volume that protects against malicious tampering. It also means that your Mac knows the exact layout of your system volume, allowing it to begin software updates in the background while you work.



Screenshot 2020-08-07 at 01.38.59.png



APFS snapshot :
Screenshot 2020-08-07 at 10.20.47.png



Fixing APFS Snapshot Procedure
  1. Boot into the Big Sur installer USB
  2. Open a terminal, type `csrutil disable` and reboot
  3. When back into the installer, run `diskutil list` to find the location of the “Big Sur" disk, such as disk5s5
  4. Mount it using `diskutil mountDisk <disk identifier>` such as `diskutil mountDisk disk5s5` then run `mount -uw <volume mount point>` such as `mount -uw /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/` to mount it as read write
  5. Run `/System/Library/Filesystems/apfs.fs/Contents/Resources/apfs_systemsnapshot -v <volume mount point> -r ""`
  6. Then, to delete the snapshots on the disk, run `diskutil apfs listSnapshots <volume mount point>` and take note of each UUID of the snapshots
  7. Run `diskutil apfs deleteSnapshot <volume mount point> -uuid <uuid of snapshot>` for all snapshots on the disk.
  8. Verify that there are no more snapshots by running `diskutil apfs listSnapshots <volume mount point>` it should return "No Snapshots for disk"
  9. Reboot into the Big Sur desktop and make sure that running `sudo mount -uw /` returns no errors and that running `diskutil info /` returns a disk such as disk5s5 and not a snapshot such as disk5s5s1


Safari allows YouTube to watch videos in 2160p 4K resolution :


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Support Loloflatsix on GitHub Loloflatsix GitHub ( this repo contains the file from closed @djlild7hina's repo )
 
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History Log-File:
Resources :
To follow for update and procedures

7 august 2020 :
Thread creation with first attempt on macOs Big Sur Beta 20A5343j

8 august 2020 morning :
Added :
- APFS snapshot feature and fixe
- Safari YouTube 4 K stuff

8 august 2020 evening:
Modified :
- Thread presentation extended to other brands
Added :
- Bios configuration X299 : ASUS, Gigabyte, Asrock
- Thunderbolt(TM) Configuration
- Motherboard Layout from different brands
- 11.0.20A5343j macOS Big Sur Beta : Features and Enhancements

9 august 2020 :
Added :
- by @djlild7hina Aquantia 10g ethernet support for Big Sur #22

12 august 2020 evening:
Change the title of the thread : X299 Support
Added : Important note

13 august 2020 :
Added :
- EVGA X299 Bios configuration
- EVGA X299 FTW-K Motherboard Layout

14 august 2020 :
Modified :
- ASUS Bios Configuration : Above 4G Decoding : Enabled
- AVX Instruction Core Ratio and AVX-512 Instruction Core Ratio Negative Offset recommendation

17 august 2020 :
Added : EFI OC 0.6.0 EVGA X299 ( works with other brands) #60

18 august 2020 :
Added : Reminder Big Sur installation process #65

18 august 2020 :
Added by @Ellybz EFI 0C 0.6.1 Gigabyte X299 WU8 post #72

19 august 2020 :
Added : EFI OC 6.0.1 X299 Prime Deluxe #89

21 august 2020 :
Added
- by @izo1 Guide for Replacing Asus BIOS Logo with Apple Logo #111
- by @izo1 ASUS SAGE/10G 3203 BIOS with Apple Logo Splash Screen #112

22 august 2020 :
Added
- by @djlild7hina collection newest BIOS for all the ASUS boards with Apple Logo #114

28 august 2020 :
Added :
- Support Loloflatsix on GitHub #1

29 august 2020 :
Added on GitHub #1 :
- Asus-X299-Hackintosh ( @djlild7hina repo)
- X299 Loloflatsix :
+ EFI OC 0.6.0 For X299 EVGA
+ EFI OC 0.6.0 For X299 Gigabyte UD4
+ EFI OC 0.6.1 For X299 Gigabyte UD4
+ EFI OC 0.6.1 For X299 Asus Prime Deluxe
+ X299-System-SSDTs
+ X299 - MacOs 10.15 & 11 - SSDTs

Added Post :
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OC (OpenCore) USERS #240

Added :
ASROCK X299 Creator Motherboard layout

30 august 2020 :
Added :
- MacOs Big Sur Control Center feature #246

04 September 2020 :
Added by @Ellybz :
- Scan Policy #347

09 September 2020 :
Known motherboards supporting Big Sur :
- Asus: Prime Deluxe; Prime - A; WS SAGE; SAGEII; SAGE 10G; ROG Rampage VI;
- Gigabyte: Gaming 7; Wu-8; UD4
- MSI:Tomahawk
- EVGA FTW-K

10 September 2020 :
- Support Asrock X299 Creator Post #346
- Support MSI X299 TOMAHAWK Post #347

18 September 2020 :
- Support ASUS X299 Prime-A : EFI thanks @salvatore.polito #383

19 September :
- UPDATE MAJOR REVISION USB KEXT X299 and USB.kext Asus X299 Prime Deluxe for iMacPro 1,1 and MacPro 7,1 SMBIOS #396

23 September :
Added :
- Guide from Kgp how-to-create-or-modify-a-simple-system-ssdt-aml : #427

24 September :
Added :
- GUIDE TO CREATE EDIT MODIFY YOUR OWN USB.kext FOR YOUR X299 MOTHERBOARD #460

31 October
Added :
- EFI OC 0.6.3 Asrock X299 #623

09 November
Added :
- Asrock Bios Settings : #644

10 November
Added :
- Big Sur 11.1 update install process : #647

13 November
Added :
- EFI Gigabyte Designare EXII by @arkanis : #673

14 November
Added :
- LuLu firewall : #720 & #740

14 November
Added :
- EFI Asus Prime Deluxe by @Lapseart : #721

19 November
Added :
- EFI ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore by @djlild7hina : #777

19 November
Added :
- EFI Gigabyte X299 AORUS Ultra Gaming. by @Inmike09 : EFI-X299-Inmike09-BigSur-11.0.1-OpenCore-0.6.4 & #794

24 November
Added :
- Emulated Nvram for non native Nvram discussed with @TheBloke see on Dartonia Emulated Nvram

24 November
Added :
- on my Github : EFI X299 0.6.4 and AMD X570 support

25 November
Added :
- Mapping your memory thanks @oli.mathieu to point it #967 on Dartonia Mapping your memory
- Configure custom memory for MacPro 7,1 by @TheBloke : #982

26 November
Added :
- EFI Gigabyte X299X Designare 10G by TheBloke : #1,001

29 November :
Added :
- Broken or Not Broken Sealed thanks @TheBloke to point this : Dartonia

30 November :
Added :
- PRELIMINARY METHOD FOR INSTALLING BIG SUR ON SYSTEM WITH BROKEN NVRAM by @TheBloke : #1,063

5 December :
Added :
- EFI OC 0.6.3 ASRock X299E-ITX/ac by @kubusikan #1,121

7 December :
Added :
- EFI OC 0.6.4 ASUS Rampage VI Extreme Encore by @djlild7hina #1,130

- Base EFI for ASUS motherboards OpenCore release 0.6.4 by@ djlild7hina #1,134

18 December :
Added :
- EFI OC 0.6.4 MSI X299 Tomahawk by @geneshya #1,195

12 January 2021 :
Added :
- EFI OC 0.6.5 Asus VI Extreme Encore by @Loloflatsix #1,292

- EFI OC 0.6.5 EVGA X299 Dark by @jaspercat5 #1,294

14 January 2021 :
Added :
- ASUS SAGE/10G 3301 BIOS with Apple Logo Splash Screen Released 01/12/2021 by @izo1 #1,312

- Spnachot tricks by @Loloflatsix #1,314

15 January 2021 :
Added :
- Big Sur 11.1 working EFI ASUS WS X299 SAGE/10G by @izo1 #1,326

16 January 2021 :
Added :
- EFI OpenCore 0.6.5. ASRock X299E-ITX/ac by @kubusikan #1,329

17 January 2021 :
Added :
- ASUS SAGE/10G 3302 BIOS with Apple Logo Splash Screen Released 01/15/2021 by @izo1 #1,331

20 January 2021 :
Added :
- BASE-EFI 0.6.5 for ASUS X299 boards by @djlild7hina. #1,355

26 January 2021 :
Added :
- Big Sur adjustments for ASMEDIA on USB.kext by @Loloflatsix #1,376 & #1,376 & #1,405

03 February 2021 :
Added :
- Big Sur 11.2 on OpenCore 0.6.6 EFI ASUS WS X299 SAGE/10G by @izo1 #1,436
 
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Thanks for setting this up @Loloflatsix.

Running Public Beta 1 and everything works (except SideCar)

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Some important notes:
1. Users that updated their BIOS to 3006 or higher on pre Cascade Lake X motherboards needed to add SSDT-AWAC.aml to boot macOS Catalina/Mojave. Same with all Cascade Lake X refresh motherboards. For Big Sur, SSDT-AWAC is replaced with SSDT-RTC0.aml since Big Sur is a lot more picky with RTC. Asus didn't map regions 0x72 and 0x73 so the SSDT-RTC0.aml adds those regions in. Like @Loloflatsix mentioned, there are two versions of SSDT-RTC0 on my github. SSDT-RTC0-NOAWAC.aml (BIOS 2002 and below) and SSDT-RTC0.aml (BIOS 3006 and higher or all Cascade Lake X motherboards).
2. OpenCore 0.6.0 is required to boot Big Sur and lilu kexts may not be compatible yet (I.E., MacProMemoryNotificationDisabler.kext). Refer to Dortania's OpenCore Guide Big Sur section for more details.

Installation Guide:
Dortania OpenCore Guide
Skylake X Section

My github will no longer be updated. Refer to post

Thunderbolt with Thunderbolt Bus support
Credits to @CaseySJ and contributors in his forum. As well as @DSM2 for releasing initial modified NVM23 firmware
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Flashing guides:
Thunderbolt Firmware Files
Thunderbolt DROM Guide for Gigabyte GC-Titan Ridge


Original @kgp guides: Largely outdated due to majority of users have moved onto OpenCore and SSDT/ACPI patches are not required and are largely cosmetic. However, there is still useful information such as BIOS settings, activating Thunderbolt, and patching Intel 10G.
 
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Yeah welcome everyone! It's good to have a single place for everythin Asus/X299/OC/macOS. We should link this in the other 3 threads and maybe ask 'em to close those old threads to let everyone join this new one.

It's also a savvy thing to get a repo (@djlild7hina one) to store and share all of the needed files or EFIs. Safe haven for Asus X299!
 
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Yeah welcome everyone! It's good to have a single place for everythin Asus/X299/OC/macOS. We should link this in the other 3 threads and maybe ask 'em to close those old threads to let everyone join this new one.

It's also a savvy thing to get a repo (@djlild7hina one) to store and share all of the needed files or EFIs. Safe haven for Asus X299!

If you guys want to close the other threads that's okay with me. Only thing is Big Sur is still in it's first beta so it might be better to wait. Anyone else have feedback?

Also in the process of selling my motherboard and cpu so won't be as much help so feel free to clone my github or whatever you guys need to do
 

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If you guys want to close the other threads that's okay with me. Only thing is Big Sur is still in it's first beta so it might be better to wait. Anyone else have feedback?

Also in the process of selling my motherboard and cpu so won't be as much help so feel free to clone my github or whatever you guys need to do
Great initiative @Loloflatsix @djlild7hina.
A bit concerned by the idea of closing other threads if this one is only dedicated to ASUS X299. I know there's a Thread for Gigabyte X299X that @dolgarrenan started but it only concerns newer Boards/CPUs. AFAIK The gap between this new generation of GIGABYTE Mobos and older Models ( Mine is less than 2 years old ) is bigger that the x299 ASUS & any other Mobos. There's also the other ones ( ASROCK; EVGA, MSI, SuperMicro ). I'm not a big fan of division/ leaving behind the others or creating multiple threads for X299 but I understand if you would.
The KGP thread was trying to help everyone. Remember?
 
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Great initiative @Loloflatsix @djlild7hina.
A bit concerned by the idea of closing other threads if this one is only dedicated to ASUS X299. I know there's a Thread for Gigabyte X299X that @dolgarrenan started but it only concerns newer Boards/CPUs. AFAIK The gap between this new generation of GIGABYTE Mobos and older Models ( Mine is less than 2 years old ) is bigger that the x299 ASUS & any other Mobos. There's also the other ones ( ASROCK; EVGA, MSI, SuperMicro ). I'm not a big fan of division/ leaving behind the others or creating multiple threads for X299 but I understand if you would.
The KGP thread was trying to help everyone. Remember?
Allright your opinion is fair enough :thumbup: :
Because at the same time I manage the installation on my EVGA X299 FTWK and Gigabyte X299 UD4 : the OC 0.6.0 EFI file I use is very closed to the ASUS X299 Prime D.
The latest bios from the EVGA allows disable CfgLock and the installation becomes easier.
So I can help for other brands like I did for Asrock X299 Creator too a few month ago. [ #64 ]
It therefore requires reflection :think:
 
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Great initiative @Loloflatsix @djlild7hina.
A bit concerned by the idea of closing other threads if this one is only dedicated to ASUS X299. I know there's a Thread for Gigabyte X299X that @dolgarrenan started but it only concerns newer Boards/CPUs. AFAIK The gap between this new generation of GIGABYTE Mobos and older Models ( Mine is less than 2 years old ) is bigger that the x299 ASUS & any other Mobos. There's also the other ones ( ASROCK; EVGA, MSI, SuperMicro ). I'm not a big fan of division/ leaving behind the others or creating multiple threads for X299 but I understand if you would.
The KGP thread was trying to help everyone. Remember?

Good points @Ellybz . If @Loloflatsix could consolidate and update info for the other manufacturers then this could be a full X299 thread rather than just asus X299. It was already a lot of work helping with just asus X299 and updating my github. But again it’s up to you guys how you want to handle :)
 

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@djlild7hina & @Loloflatsix

If I'm not busy, I'll also be more than happy to help X299 Gigabyte owners. This X299 platform is very easy compare to Asus. Only 2 SSDTs, no headache with Bios and everything works well with Big Sur: AppleTV, BT, Sleep functions, DRM viewing, Screen Mirroring ( I don't have a Wifi Card ). Even IMessage/Facetime which were a pain on Mojave/Catalina are flawless on Big Sur. Go Figure, Lol.
and yes, running stable 18 cores @ 5Ghz on GA WU-8 with a simple AIO Cooler. ( VRM cooling is excellent )
CineBench scores later ;). A bit low/too hot for the summer..

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@djlild7hina & @Loloflatsix

If I'm not busy, I'll also be more than happy to help X299 Gigabyte owners. This X299 platform is very easy compare to Asus. Only 2 SSDTs, no headache with Bios and everything works well with Big Sur: AppleTV, BT, DRM viewing, Screen Mirroring ( I don't have a Wifi Card ). Even IMessage/Facetime which were a pain on Mojave/Catalina are flawless on Big Sur. Go Figure, Lol.
and yes, running stable 18 cores @ 5Ghz on GA WU-8 with a simple AIO Cooler. ( VRM cooling is excellent )
CineBench scores later ;). A bit low/too hot for the summer..

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supercool! How did u populate PCI devices with no SSDTs? Did you use Device Properties in OpenCore? How do you use the 4 x nvme card? just for more storage or is actually your boot drive in RAID? because I read everywhere that is not possible to boot macos from a RAID 0 drive.
 
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