Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming

Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming

技嘉GIGABYT 2021-02-03


  • Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming, rev. 1.0, Bios F7
  • Intel i7-8700k
  • Gigabyte RX VEGA 56 GAMING OC 8G
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz
  • Broadcom BCM94360CD PCIe Adapter for Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0

BIOS Settings

  1. Load optimized defaults
  2. Chipset -> Internal Graphics: Enabled
  3. M.I.T -> Advanced Memory Settings -> Extreme Memory Profile: Profile1

Adjust boot sequence and fan settings to your liking.


TODO: add some explanation

What Works

  • Sound (Realtek ALC892)
  • Sleep
  • iGPU hardware acceleration
  • Shutdown
  • Wi-Fi (works OOB with Broadcom BCM94360CD card)
  • Bluetooth (works OOB with Broadcom BCM94360CD card)


iGPU acceleration

Initially, there was a bug when opening images with Preview or using QuickLook. It looks like macOS uses the integrated GPU (iGPU) to render these images and if that’s not present, it won’t work. After some testing, I could enable the iGPU with the following settings:

  • enable internal graphics in Bios
  • remove WhateverGreen.kext
  • use iMacPro1,1
  • use 0x3E920003 (or AwCSPg== when hex-swapped and base64 encoded) as ig-platform-id
  • add clover ACPI patches
    • GFX0 -> IGPU
    • HECI -> IMEI

Shutdown fix

At first shutdown didn’t work, it always rebooted instead. The following changes fixed it for me:

  • add EmuVariableUefi driver
  • use slide=0 boot arg

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