macOS Catalina - AMD 5700 XT not video output

Joined
Dec 21, 2019
macOS
10.15.1
Mobo
Gigabyte Z370 HD3
CPU
i7-8700K
GPU
MSI Radeon 5700 XT Mech OC
#1
Hi everyone,

I recently bought a MSI Radeon 5700 XT Mech OC and added it to my hackintosh. The other specs below:

MacOS 10.15.2
i7-8700K
Gigabyte Z370 HD3
Crucial P1 1TB NVME SSD
Fenvi T919 Wifi/BT Card
H150i Pro AIO Cooler

However, I get no video signal out of the 5700 XT (only when boot up) and the GPU doesn't show up in the About This Mac. It's just a blank spot. System Reports shows the 5700XT is there but no Display info on it. I've attached photos of the About Mac and System Report before and after the 5700 XT is attached.

Anyone have any idea what's going on?


01 AboutMacB4dGPU.png

02 SystemReportB4dGPU.png
03 AboutMacAfterdGPU.png
04 SystemReportAfterdGPU.png
 

Edhawk

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macOS
10.15.5
Mobo
GA-Z97X-UD5H
CPU
i7-4790K
GPU
Powercolor RX 580 8GB
#2
No AMD drivers in Catalina 10.15.1 for the RX 5700 XT graphics card.

You need to install Catalina 10.15.2, which does contain the new AMD drivers for the RX 5700 series of graphcis cards.
 
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Gigabyte Z370 HD3
CPU
i7-8700K
GPU
MSI Radeon 5700 XT Mech OC
#3
Hi Ed.

I do have 10.15.2 which is seen in the Overview picture.

03 AboutMacAfterdGPU.png
 

Edhawk

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#4
Which connector and cable are you using from the RX 5700 XT to your display/monitor, Display Port, HDMI or DVI?

Which SMBIOS are you using for your system, iMac Pro 1.1 or something else?
 
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Gigabyte Z370 HD3
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i7-8700K
GPU
MSI Radeon 5700 XT Mech OC
#5
There is one HDMI and 3 Display Port on the 5700 XT. I tried all three connections and nothing works. The 5700 XT only have video signal during the gigabyte boot up, debugging process. After that, when the MacOS starts booting up, only the HDMI on the motherboard works. It also only outputs 1080p too when my monitor is 4K.

For SMBIOS, I have iMac 19,2. This should equate to 2019 iMac 21.5" which has the i7-8700. That is the closest to my processor build of the i7-8700K. Whatever reason, About This Mac has it as a 2017 model.

I noticed when I take out the 5700 XT, the iGPU shows up on About This Mac Overview. But when the 5700XT is there, its just blank.
 

Hackintosher

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macOS
10.15.0
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Gigabyte Z370N WIFI
CPU
i3-8100
GPU
UHD 630 Graphics
#6
There is one HDMI and 3 Display Port on the 5700 XT. I tried all three connections and nothing works. The 5700 XT only have video signal during the gigabyte boot up, debugging process. After that, when the MacOS starts booting up, only the HDMI on the motherboard works. It also only outputs 1080p too when my monitor is 4K.

For SMBIOS, I have iMac 19,2. This should equate to 2019 iMac 21.5" which has the i7-8700. That is the closest to my processor build of the i7-8700K. Whatever reason, About This Mac has it as a 2017 model.

I noticed when I take out the 5700 XT, the iGPU shows up on About This Mac Overview. But when the 5700XT is there, its just blank.
This is a known issue read: https://hackintosher.com/guides/hackintosh-catalina-10-15-2-update-guide/#amd

Add the boot flag and update WEG to 1.3.6. link in the 10.15.2 guide and it should get the card working.
 
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Gigabyte Z370 HD3
CPU
i7-8700K
GPU
MSI Radeon 5700 XT Mech OC
#7
It worked! It's also outputting 4K now too! Thank you so much!

I've made a small donation to help you continue to do your wonderful work :)

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Keedo

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macOS
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Mobo
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CPU
i5-8600K
GPU
RX 5700 XT
#8
It worked! It's also outputting 4K now too! Thank you so much!

I've made a small donation to help you continue to do your wonderful work :)
Grats @kuansterful! I have a similar setup as you but am still struggling to get any kind of display on my 5700 Xt. Would you mind sharing your EFI folder so I could take a look and compare with mine? Thanks!
 
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#9
Hi Keedo. Sorry for the late response! I attached my EFI folder. I still have problems with sleep and wake function though.
 

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Keedo

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i5-8600K
GPU
RX 5700 XT
#10
Thanks for sharing! I tried it as-is and it still didn’t work for me. I’m not sure what’s going on with my setup. I’ve been hacking at it for weeks. I think I’ll wait for some updates and try again.