Asus ROG STRIZX Z490I i7-10700 Radeon VII


This repository is about hackintosh on Asus ROG STRIX Z490I. For now, all the hardware is working as expected, it’s ready for daily usage and I will continue to follow the updates of OpenCore and macOS.

Anyone who has the same board can use my EFI directly. The source EFI folder uses debug version of OpenCore, mainly used for installation and testing. It’s recommended to use the release version for daily usage, you can replace it yourself or just download my release. Either way, don’t forget to edit the EFI/OC/config.plist file, you should generate your own SMBIOS info by following the Comet Lake Config Guide #PlatformInfo.

Highly recommended reading the whole OpenCore Install Guide before you start.


  • Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z490-I
    • Ethernet: Intel I225-V 2.5Gbit
    • Wi-Fi/BT: Intel AX201NGW (onboard) / BCM94360CS(M.2 Adapter)
    • Audio: Realtek ALCS1220A
  • CPU: Intel i7-10700 / 10700K
  • GPU: Intel UHD630 / AMD Radeon VII


  • Bootloader: OpenCore 0.6.4-DEBUG
  • OS: macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 (20B29 / 2020-11-12 / iMac19,1)

What’s working

  •  Intel UHD630 (iGPU)
  •  AMD Radeon VII (dGPU)
  •  Audio Realtek ALCS1220A
  •  Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
  •  Wi-Fi/BT (BCM94360CS)
  •  USB
  •  Restart/Shutdown
  •  Sleep/Wake
  •  Power Management (Native support)



Intel UHD630

HDMI/DP display and audio output are working fine.

Working by:

  • ig-platform-id = 07009B3E
  • device-id = 9B3E0000



AMD Radeon VII

Native support, no additional configuration. Enable Radeonboost.kext to improve performance if needed.


Working by:

  • AppleALC.kext
  • layout-id=7




Working by:

  • FakePCIID.kext
  • FakePCIID_Intel_I225-V.kext
  • device-id=F2150000




Working by using an m.2 M-Key adapter with Apple Airport Card BCM94360CS. It’s natively supported, airdrop, handoff, and sidecar are working perfectly. The bottom side m.2 slot for SSD is occupied and the bottom SSD heat sink must be abandoned.

The Bluetooth can not be recognized by default, it uses the onboard 9-pin USB2.0 port for power supply, so USB mapping should be fixed to make it work.

Asus ROG STRIZX Z490I i7-10700  Radeon VII

The onboard wireless network card Intel AX201NGW uses m.2 E-Key slot and CNVi protocol. I tried to replace it with an m.2 A-Key BCM94352Z card, the slot is compatible but it didn’t work even in Windows, thanks to the CNVi thing ?. So don’t try to replace the onboard card.


All ports are working fine except for the ones disabled due to the 15 port limit.

Asus ROG STRIZX Z490I i7-10700  Radeon VII

Asus ROG STRIZX Z490I i7-10700  Radeon VII

USB Ports:

No. Type Port
1 USB 2.0 HS12
2 USB 2.0 HS13
3 USB 3.2 Gen 1 HS09/SS09
4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 HS10/SS10
5 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HS05/SS05
6 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HS06/SS06
7 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HS03/SS03
8 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HS04/SS04
9 USB 2.0 Hub HS11
10 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HS01/SS01
11 USB 3.2 Gen 1 HS07/SS07 + HS08/SS08

All ports: HS01 ~ HS14, SS01 ~ SS10, USR1 ~ USR2

HS02: AURA LED Controller / HS14: Onboard bluetooth

You can make your own mapping by hackintool, here’s my choice:

Asus ROG STRIZX Z490I i7-10700  Radeon VII


Works with DP output and power button. GPRW Patch is used to disabling the USB device instant wake.


  1. Bluetooth has a delay of about 7 seconds after the display is turned on.
  2. When using HDMI, the display cannot be woken up.
  3. Without enabling GPRW, a keyboard press or mouse click can wake up the display as well, but a second press or click is needed when the light is on, I tried to fix it by following Keyboard Wake Issues Guide, but didn’t work. So my choice is to just use the power button, disable SSDT-GPRW if you want to use a keyboard or mouse to wake up.

F1 Boot Error

Add patch to Kernel -> Patch:

    <string>F1 Startup patch</string>


Version: 0901


  • Fast Boot
  • VT-d
  • CSM
  • Intel SGX
  • CFG Lock (no option in BIOS, Asus Z490 motherboards are factory unlocked. The AppleCpuPmCfgLock and AppleXcpmCfgLock quirks are not necessary)


  • VT-x (no option in BIOS, it’s enabled by default)
  • Above 4G decoding
  • Hyper-Threading
  • EHCI/XHCI Hand-off
  • OS type: Windows UEFI Mode (Clear Secure Boot Keys or choose Other type)
  • DVMT Pre-Allocated(iGPU Memory): 64MB



Compiled by following the Dortania’s ACPI Guide, the .dls SSDT files can be found in SSDTS folder.

  • SSDT-AWAC.aml
  • SSDT-EC-USBX.aml
  • SSDT-PLUG.aml
  • SSDT-RHUB.aml
  • SSDT-GPRW.aml (prebuild)


All kexts with a version tag are downloaded from original repositories.

  • VirtualSMC.kext 1.1.9
  • SMCProcessor.kext 1.1.9
  • SMCSuperIO.kext 1.1.9
  • Lilu.kext 1.5.0
  • WhateverGreen.kext 1.4.5
  • AppleALC.kext 1.5.5
  • NVMeFix.kext 1.0.4
  • RadeonBoost.kext v1.6
  • USBPorts.kext (exported by hackintool, for iMac19,1)
  • USBPorts-All.kext (disabled by default, include all ports of this board, for iMac19,1)
  • FakePCIID.kext (from RehabMan 2018-1027)
  • FakePCIID_intel_I225-V.kext

Deprecated since release v1.2.2

  • IntelMausi.kext 1.0.4
  • FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext (from RehabMan 2018-1027)



The installation guide in the OpenCore Install Guide are quite clear and easy, so there will be no detailed installation tutorials here. Give it some patience and you can build your own EFI.



Item Score
CPU – Geekbench Single / Multi-Core: 1218 / 8909
Intel UHD630 – Geekbench OpenCL / Metal: 4826 / 4790
AMD Radeon VII – Geekbench OpenCL / Metal: 75925 / 85089


Asus ROG STRIZX Z490I i7-10700  Radeon VII

Asus ROG STRIZX Z490I i7-10700  Radeon VII

Asus ROG STRIZX Z490I i7-10700  Radeon VII

Asus ROG STRIZX Z490I i7-10700  Radeon VII

Asus ROG STRIZX Z490I i7-10700  Radeon VII