Joost’s EFI for Hackintosh on Z390 Designare, i7, RX 570, 32GB RAM and Fenvi T919
- OS’s installed: Big Sur dualbooted with Windows 10 Pro
- PC Case: Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C TG
- Processor: Intel Core i7 9700K, 9th Gen (Code name: Coffee Lake)
- Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Designare
- Sound card (onboard): ALC 1220-VB audio controller
- SSD storage: Crucial Crucial MX500, 1TB
- Graphic card: Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 570 4GD5
- Fenvi T919 for WiFi/Bluetooth, AirDrop, Apple Watch Unlock, etc.
- Power Supply: Be quiet! Dark Power PRO 11 850W
- Memory (RAM): Corsair Vengeance LPX (2x 16GB, total 32GB)
- Cooling system: Cooler Master ML360R RGB
- Stably overclocked the CPU to 5GHz, 1.370 Volt. According: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sk4ISqmL88
- Temperature IDLE (Still doing basic things ie. Music on, using Safari etc.): 30 degrees Celcius
- Stress tested: 50-60 degrees Celcius:
- I’m not responsible for any harm done to your PC 🙂 Use my experiences and EFI at your own risk.
- Everything I did went according @CaseySJ his outstanding guides on: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-gigabyte-designare-z390-thunderbolt-3-i7-9700k-amd-rx-580.267551/
Make sure (!) you are using the latest kexts:
- FakeSMC.kext https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-fakesmc-kozlek/downloads/
- USBInjectAll.kext https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-usb-inject-all/downloads/
- Lilu.kext https://github.com/acidanthera/Lilu/releases
- WhateverGreen.kext https://github.com/acidanthera/WhateverGreen/releases
For convenvience purposes, use either OpenCore Configurator or Hackintool to mount EFI and update the Kexts.
BIOS Settings (from tonymacx86.com):
You need to make your own serial number, so that your iCloud etc. will work without using someone else his serial number.
- In general; watch others do first to see if they succeed:
- Make sure first to install the latest Kext files
- Install latest OpenCore; but first make sure that this works according other users. Latest OpenCore build: https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg/releases
EFI ZIP file:
Download here. The EFI is without my serial number: https://mega.nz/folder/l9xGHQQC#63JkmaR5IT3ONQ4G1RmfLQ
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-gigabyte-designare-z390-thunderbolt-3-i7-9700k-amd-rx-580.267551/ Onboard WiFi+Bluetooth Kext (BETA): https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-working-intel-wifi-drivers-for-7265ac-on-catalina.292207/post-2131153 https://hackintosh.gitbook.io https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/extras/big-sur/#backstory https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg/releases https://github.com/williambj1/OpenCore-Factory/releases https://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download-opencore-configurator/ https://github.com/Pavo-IM/OC-Gen-X https://github.com/Pavo-IM/ocbuilder
BIG SUR on OpenCore
Big Sur with OpenCore is working very well. A small how-to here:
- I’m using OpenCore. You can download the latest build from here which you can use during the EFI creation as per below (or use mine…): https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg/releases
- Also great info from: https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/extras/big-sur/#backstory
- USB preparation and installation of Big Sur according this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J22vqnS-QZ4&t=2s
- Create your EFI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyDJMNMFi6I&t=58s
- When the EFI is done, add your SSDT’s and DTSD’s to the EFI partition using OpenCoreConfigurator to mount the EFI
- After that, create your own Serial Number using OpenCoreConfigurator
Latest Changes in uploaded Big Sur EFI (without a Serial Number):
(Item 0 is the oldest)
- Installed my system succesfully using OpenCore v0.6.0
- Tweaked it
- Updated to Beta 3 2b. 30-7-2020 15h42 OC060 BigSurB3 NoSN.zip
- Updated OpenCore from scratch to OpenCore v0.6.0 commitment 0e81540 via: https://github.com/williambj1/OpenCore-Factory/releases 3a. 2-8-2020 11h09 OC060 new BigSurB3 NoSN.zip
- Updated to Beta 4
- Updated to Public Beta (which I guess is the same as b4).
- 13-Oct-2020: Updated to latest Public Beta (20A5384c) and latest final OpenCore Build (v0.6.2). This is now my main system due to its stability 🙂
- 2-Nov-2020: Updated to latest Public Beta (20B5012d), 11.0.1. and OpenCore to v0.6.3.
- 19-Dec-2020: Updated OpenCore to v0.6.4.
- 25-Dec-2020: Update to MacOS 11.1 (20C69)
- 12-Jan-2021: Updated OpenCore to v0.6.5.
Download my latest Big Sur EFI here: https://mega.nz/folder/l9xGHQQC#63JkmaR5IT3ONQ4G1RmfLQ
The following is working on macOS Big Sur so far: CPU, RAM, Fans, Cooling etc. ✔ Audio ✔ Ethernet ✔ Graphics ✔ HDMI ✔ Sleep/wake Function ✔ Power Management ✔ App Store ✔ iMessage ✔ iCloud ✔ FaceTime ✔ USB with 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 and USB Type-C Ports ✔ Bootloader ✔ HDMI Audio ✔ Volume Hotkeys ✔ WiFi (Fenvi) ✔ Bluetooth (Fenvi) ✔ AirDrop (Fenvi) ✔ HandOff ✔ Side Car ✔ As you can see here using my regular display and iPad Pro:
Update your OpenCore EFI
Overclocking Designare i7-9700K 5Ghz
Some basic settings, but you can still look at the attached BIOS screenshots for further details:
- CPU Base Clock: 100Mhz
- Extreme Memory Profile (XMP): Profile 1
- CPU Vcore: 1.370V (instead of standard 1.200V). This is pretty high and cause degration of your CPU, just be aware…
- Active Turbo Ratios: Enabled, and set every core on 50 (50 times 100Mhz CPU Base Clock = 5000Mhz).
- C-States Control: Enable (disable all options there)
BIOS Overclock Settings (BIOS Screenshots) https://mega.nz/file/NxxG2AbI#AvhLcGAFm98mz7CnLYa2zVFylmE6mv70xCRrGh2bJQ4