How to hackintosh AMD graphics cards in Sierra 10.12.6+

It’s super easy now to get AMD graphic cards working on  macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and later only requiring a few baby steps. This guide should work for most if not all AMD Polaris Graphic Cards.

Right now I’m running an AMD Sapphire 560 Pulse 2GB in Sierra 10.12.6. Sleep and wake work reliably with this card with no weird restarts yet. Also I don’t have to use a helper iGPU/secondary GPU to get it working. This is because of the support brought for Radeon Pro cards beginning with Sierra 10.12.6 as part of the new mac releases.

A problem before the Sierra 10.12.6 update was the number of steps one had to go through to get AMD card’s working with the right framebuffers, which could be quite confusing for a beginner, while also being restricted to what cards and manfucaturer you could use. In addition, you had to use a second graphics card for hardware acceleration, but that is no more.

About this Mac AMD Hackintosh

AMD vs. Nvidia

It’s amazing that support is now available for AMD graphic cards  for hackintosher’s as we now we won’t have to rely on Nvidia for their web drivers with native mac support for AMD hardware. Some people have problems with Nvidia cards working in applications like the Adobe suite where the program would just crash on them. I’ve also found the sleep/wake is perfectly reliable with AMD cards while Nvidia can be spotty when paired with certain motherboards.

This shouldn’t be an issue with the natively supported AMD cards which will arguably run better and more reliably as their Nvidia counterparts because macOS favors AMD hardware. You can expect applications like Final Cut Pro X to render faster for an equally performing/priced Nvidia Card if you make the switch over to AMD.

I’ll teach you how to do it with a couple easy steps.




How to do it:

In order to get AMD GPU support on a PC you of course first need to install macOS or update an existing hack to High Sierra 10.13 / Sierra 10.12.6. If you need a guide to fresh install macOS check out the guide

Guide to fresh installing macOS High Sierra on a Hackintosh (10.13 Update)

If you rather stick with Sierra over the newer High Sierra then Sierra 10.12.6 is a requirement for its Radeon Pro support.

AMD Hackintosh Steps:

Once done updating to macOS 10.12.6 or later you can follow the steps below.

Note: If you are using anything higher than a 1080p display you will to use Display Port for your output to display at 60hz. If you’re display doesn’t have a Display Port input you can use an adapter: Best Hackintosh 4k HDMI to Display Port (DP) adapter

Step 1. Mount EFI Partition
  1. Download Clover Configurator
  2. Open Clover Configurator
  3. Select Mount EFI under TOOLS
  4. Click Mount Partition for Install macOS….
  5. Click Open Partition (This is your EFI Folder)
Step 2. Verify EmuVariableUefi-64.efi

Some motherboards such as those by Gigabyte and ASROCK will require EmuVariableUefi-64.efi for NVRAM detection, without it you wont get hardware acceleration on your AMD card.

  • Verify file EmuVariableUefi-64.efi exits in location /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI of your mounted partition.

If it’s not there add EmuVariableUefi-64.efi:

  1. Open Clover Configurator
  2. Mount your EFI Partition
  3. Open config.plist using Clover Configurator
  4. Click Install Drivers on left column of Clover Configurator
  5. Click EmuVariableUefi in bottom left box.
  6. Verify EmuVariableUefi-64.efi exists in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/Drivers64UEFI/
Step 3. Enabling AMD Cards
  1. Download latest release version of Lilu.kext
  2. Download latest release version of WhateverGreen.kext
  3. Unzip both RELEASE.zip downloads
  4. Copy Lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext from their respective RELEASE folders
  5. Place them in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other of your mounted EFI partition
Step 4. BIOS Settings
  1. Restart your computer
  2. Enter BIOS
  3. Verify that integrated graphics is disabled (if you can disable it)
  4. Verify that GPU is set to PEG/PCIe priority (This is super important as leaving it on Auto will cause performance issues)
  5. Save & Exit
  6. Boot your hackintosh

I noticed that booting and sleeping the AMD card is a little slower than my GTX card, becoming much more noticable in High Sierra but to me it’s worth it as AMD is what’s optimized to run on macOS and weird issues with Nvidia Web Drivers are nonexistent running with Radeon.

Step 5. (Optional) Compatibility with Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake

If you have a Coffee Lake or Kaby Lake Processor and use graphic intensive programs like FCPX or play games on macOS the ig-platform-id should be set to prevent crashing and optomize performance when using a dedicated graphics card.

  1. Open config.plist in Clover Configurator
  2. Click Graphics on the left-side Column
  3. Type 0x59120003 in the ig-platform-id box
  4. Save config.plist
Step 7. (Optional) Freeze Prevention

If you own an RX 560 like me running High Sierra without this fix may cause your hackintosh to have slow screen waking times and your mouse to freeze at random times while using it. To make this fix work you have to be using WhateverGreen.kext version 1.1.3 or later Here’s how to make that go away:

  1. Verify WhateverGreen.kext is the latest release in your kext folder /EFI/Clover/kexts/Other
  2. Open config.plist in Clover Configurator
  3. Click Boot on the left-side Column
  4. Locate the Custom Flags textbox under Arguments
  5. Add the boot flag -rad4200 in the Custom Flags textbox
  6. Save Config.plist

Make sure to restart your Hackintosh to apply these settings.

Step 8. (Optional) HVEC Support

If you plan on using video editing software like Final Cut Pro you will need HVEC support. To get HVEC support you need a CPU that supports it i.e. Haswell/Sky Lake/Kaby Lake/Coffee Lake.

You will also need to follow this additional guide as some of the settings you set here need to be changed to enable the iGPU alongside the AMD graphics card as well as more settings.

How to fix video rendering issues in FCPX High Sierra (Hardware Encoding & HEVC Support)

→ Graphics Card Hardware Acceleration Support 
Related:

http://hackintosher.com/blog/good-amd-graphics-cards-hackintosh/

http://hackintosher.com/guides/get-nvidia-graphic-cards-working-hackintosh/

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Minh
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Minh

Can you please confirm your AMD card is running without issue? (Sleep/wake and stability?) And what model do you recommend?

Minh
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Minh

also, can you please do a bruce 5k test with fcpx from your system and post the result here?

AodAod
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AodAod

Hi,
I followed Sierra installation guide Gigabyte RX 560 4GB OC boot Black Screen

help me please?

AodAod
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AodAod

Follow the guide Sierra 10.12.6

Backlight is on, but got no display. Was able to shutdown using keyboard.

Screen Shot
https://www.img.in.th/image/NkCY

proeskoet
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proeskoet

I followed these steps but I don’t get a signal from the card after the OS loads.
I’ve tried defferent ports on my GPU. Using a nvidia card still works.

I’m using a XFX GTR RX480

macholucho
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macholucho

Hey Same goes for me! im using XFX Rx 470 im getting black screen after OS Load

yl8754915
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yl8754915

Hi! Thanks for your article which totally work for me!
One more question: Is there anyway to get RX 480’s HDMI audio work properly?
It seems that the sound through the monitor abnormal (heard as if in slower tempo). However, if I listen music through 3.5mm jack on the motherboard, the problem disappear. So I wonder the problem may on the RX480. Thanks again!!

guwe
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guwe

same problem here on my Red Devil Rx 580… is it related with WhateverGreen,kext?

FarFromSane
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FarFromSane

Thank you!
Up to now .. I had issues on my legacy I5-750 and AMD 5770.
System Sleep would sleep .. but never wake. Display Sleep/wake was very slow.

I haven’t done the 10.12.6 upgrade yet

But just adding the Lilu and WhateverGreen kexts seems to have resolved the sleep issue …

Fingers crossed

zebrum
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zebrum

A used R9 280X is slightly cheaper yet 49% faster than the budget RX560. It has more DPs and I don’t think any extra kexts are needed. Just another option instead of splashing out 3x more cash on a RX580.

Steven
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Steven

Not working for me with

MB Asus Z170 Pro Gameing

and

graphiccard MSI Radeon RX 470.

Just graphics injection ATI with fakeid 0x12345678 to log in, but no graphic accelaration 🙁

Canoehead
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Canoehead

I’m with zebrum. I also have an R9 280X and it’s OOB. My big disappointment is that it still works. What’s the fun in buying something new if the old stuff you have works? I’m editing and encoding 4K video in FCPX without issues. Seriously, this is no fun at all. 🙂 Though, I think the siren song of that RX Vega is calling me.

Leo
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Leo

Hey friends,
i have a MSI Radeon RX 480 and did all the steps from the tutorial above. When boot with the RX480 connected i see the Apple Boot Logo and a status indicator. But half during boot it begins to stop and just stays in the boot screen. I still the the Apple Logo, but the boot process does not continue. When i put i my old card again it boots normal.

Any ideas why?
Thanks
Leo

Angelo Roncalli
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Angelo Roncalli

Thanks for the post. I am looking to a better GPU for working in 4k video editing, using Premiere 2017 and After Effects 2017. I was thinking to purchase GTX 1060 SSC, but I have discovered this information about AMD gpu’s. Do you think I will have issues or difficulties using 8GB XFX R9-390P Radeon DDR5? This GPU will do the job better the Nvidia fo my needing? Thanks for your reply.
Angelo

Angelo Roncalli
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Angelo Roncalli

Do you think Asus Radeon RX580 OC Edition 8GB is better than R9? Please let me know! Thanks

Angelo

Stanley Sousa
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Stanley Sousa

Good Morning
I’m in Brazil and I apologize for the English.

I have been working with video editing for many years and I use FCPX as my main program on a Hackintosh (H97M-D3H, 32gb, i7 4790 3.6ghz, SSD 500, GTX 1060 6gb)

Recently I replaced my GTX 970 g1 gamming 4gb with a GTX1060 6gb.

My goal is to get more speed in the render, because I work with 4K, but I did not notice much difference with the 1060, even knowing that FCPX does not have CUDA and yes OpenCL.

Do you think that if I change the GTX 1060 for an RX 480 8gb, will I gain more speed in rendering when compared to 1060?

Angelo Roncalli
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Angelo Roncalli

Stanley Souza, também sou do Brasil e ia comprar a GTX1060 como vc, mas depois que vi que a RX 580 é OOB no 10.12.6, optei por adquirir ela. Diferente de vc eu uso mais premiere e vou começar a editar 4k, também quero mais rapidez no render. Posso te dizer que pelos realtos que li, essa RX 580 pra FPCX é muito boa. Tem video no youtube.

Stanley Sousa
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Stanley Sousa

Valeu Angelo.
Como disse, eu utilizo o FCPX no meu workflow há alguns anos na produtora e nos meus freelas de casamento.

Sempre tive vontade de adquirir uma AMD por causa do OpenCL que iria beneficiar e muito o FCPX, mas optei pela Nvidia por causa da fácil configuração em um Hackintosh. Nunca tive problemas com a minha GTX 970 e com a atual GTX 1060 6gb. Mas como disse, não vejo muito ganho no export final do FCPX, somente na timeline que ficou mais lisa e melhorou o render do estabilizador, twixtor…

Trabalhei 2 anos com uma AMD R9 270 de um Hackintosh Dell XPS 8700 que fiz para a produtora que trabalho, mas foi difícil reconhecer a placa, demorei vários dias. Então vendi a 970 para o meu patrão e comprei a 1060.

Fiquei mais animado agora em saber que com o Sierra 10.12.6 (o que eu uso), a configuração das AMDs será mais simples.

Queria muito adquirir uma RX 480/580, mas teria que vender a minha no ML ou trocar e acho que seria difícil obter um bom valor, apesar que ela só tem 2 meses de uso e com noto fiscal.

O outro ponto seria perder a aceleração CUDA no After Effects, pois faço algumas animações nele, apesar de gostar muito do Apple Motion 5. E ter o pacote Adobe sem aceleração CUDA, acho que não é viável.

No seu caso que utiliza o Premiere, eu ficaria com a 1060 por causa do CUDA, pois acho que o “Stream Processor” das placas AMD, ainda não se compara com o CUDA das Nvidias.

Vamos manter contato. Sou de Goiânia-Go. (62) 9 9984-7812. Valeu!

CheesePotato
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CheesePotato

Does this work with AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition ?
Thanks

Hank
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Hank

I have the Powercolor Radeon RX Vega 64 works OOB without lilu.kext and whatevergreen.kext

Ha
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Ha

Cool, thank you for your info. So RX Vega OOB for 10.12.6? Can you confirm that please?

Sebastian
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Sebastian

Hello Hank,

i have the RX Vega 56 from Sapphire – it runs with Lilu and Whatever but 16mb, no acceleration etc.. should I delete lilu and whatever green?

thank you!

Minh
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Minh

upgrade to a MSI RX560 OC 4GB and done the above instruction but the screen flicker from time to time, sometime it blackout for a few second, other than that, the machine work okay. Any suggestion?

Minh
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Minh

Should I remove any Kext?

Minh
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Minh

After I remove the NVDIA web driver and NVIDIA GPU Fix and restart things look good so far. Will report back later.

Minh
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Minh

Also. Just wondering if crossfire will work?

john
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john

Well just bought the 580 oc and its fast whoops my 560 and works with this method 17sec in bruce x well happy and fcpx runs without rendering for ages

Ed
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Ed

Success using your guide & iGPU: i7-7700k; Gigabyte z270x-ud5; Gigabyte RX 580

Everything works with IGPU “BUT” having issues with Gigabyte RX 580! After disabling iGPU in bios I’m only able to boot in safe mode with RX 580 installed or with by spoof id 0x12345678 which is limited to 5mb vram. If I don’t use those settings then boot to black screen after half-way of loading on apple logo. (also tried inserting lilu.kext and whatevergreen.kext files in both 10.12 and Others folders)

Need to get this working or sell the RX 580 for another card that will work. What do you think?

Can you share exact bios settings and config.plist file? Or possible conflict?

john
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john

Hi pal I have my onboard graphics on has I use intel quick sync but I’ve tried with it off and it works on both accounts. only thing I ticked was inject anti in config nowt else and I got the 560 working then bought a 580 and stuck that in and also worked.

john
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john

Also did you install the kext files and are you on the latest OS X Sierra update you after be on that for this to work I think

Stanley Sousa
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Stanley Sousa

I7 4790 3.6ghz; Gigabyte H97m-ds3p; RX 580; Sierra 10.12.6

It works with a board on board the H97m (HD 4600) and placing the IGFX as the primary.

But there are some problems:

I have to start with the hdmi cable connected on the board aboard the H97m and then start the Sierra, I have to change the HDMI cable to RX 580. Just so, I have 580’s acceleration running.

If I start straight with an RX 580, it is not the apple logo, just for login. But in this way, I run out of board acceleration and Final Cut X closes and email.

I already installed as kexts (lilu and green) in the other folder.

Is there a way to start Sierra 10.12.6 with a RX 580 through the normal loading process, an Apple logo, and login? Without having to change the HDMI cable to board on board (HD 4600)?

After seeing this post, I traded my GTX 1060 on a RX 580 two days ago, because of Final Cut X, as I know how AMD boards are faster on FCPX. For what I understand, I need to put in the list of kexts (lilu and green) in the folder, and would not have to activate iGPU or IGFX.

But anyway, thank the help and keep looking to solve this problem.

Sorry English, I’m in Brazil.

Stanley Sousa
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Stanley Sousa

I was able to enable an RX 580 with Sierra 10.12.6

My card is a Gigabyte H97M-DS3P.

To work, you place kexts “Lilu and Green” inside the System / Library / Extensions.

It did not work when I put it in the Others folder.

Disable on Bios the option integrated graphics and change IGFX to PCIe.

The only problem is in time to recognize the HDMI of the TV. I edit with a Philips 43 TV.

1) If I restart the Hack, I can see the mace and load normally.

2) If the Hack is off. After calling, I can only see from the login screen.

To solve this problem, I have to turn on the Hack, and quickly disconnect the HDMI cable from the RX 580 and connect again. This way I can see an apple logo and the loading bar.

Louis
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Louis

I’m really stuck… … …

I managed to login after a successful boot.
(Clover, graphics is set to: Inject ATI + ig-platform-id: 0x59120000)
but the screen is glitchy AF! Do i need to change the ig-platform-id? or maybe my BIOS settings is not right?

Can someone plz confirm that at they got it to work with the RX 550

What should the exact BIOS settings be with ASrock Z270 ITX.
I can’t find how to disable Intel graphics in BIOS. (If it has that function)
_______________
I’m runnin’:

Sierra 10.12.6

ASrock Z270 fatal1ty itx
AMD Radeon RX 550
Kaby Lake i7 – 7700K

Guest
Abhishek

If we connect hdmi screen go black
What setup should be done to work all port of AMD R9 290x in hackintosh

asus z97 pro
intel core i7 4790
16gb 1600 ddr ram
Tri-X R9 290X 8G
Duel monitor DP+HDMI

Frank
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Frank

Thanks for the awesome guide!

Tomorrow I get my RX 580. I understand this guide for running in dedicated GPU mode. But what if I want to utilise QuickSync that I get from my HD630 (i7-7700), then I need to enable iGPU. Is there anything different I need to setup is this is how I wish to run my system?

JB
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JB

@Hackintosher

Huge thanks for a great site. I’m now looking to build my first hackintosh.

I’m leaning towards a z270 Gigabyte mATX board, and I’m hoping to go dive right in to 10.12.6 with a RX 580. I’m wondering, would you consider writing a guide that assumes we’re starting at 10.12.6+?

Also, as I’m going AMD, might it be worth waiting for High Sierra?

Thanks!!

Wilfred Thomas
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Wilfred Thomas

Hi

I have a Ryzen 1700x
Asus b350 prime plus MV
16 gb ddr4 gskil
Asus strix rx 480
Samsung evo 960
Samsung ssd 850 pro
D link 150 Mbps pci express network adapter

Had issue when I installed the Sierra 10.12.5
1. Display card not recognised. Shows only 16 MB vram

2.Nvme not detected at boot hard drive selection

3. No network adapter detected

What should I do to get my system to run without issues

Kexts, additional links to be installed.

Pls guide me I ve been an windows user all my life.

Thanks in advance

Wilfred Thomas
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Wilfred Thomas

Hi

I have a Ryzen 1700x
Asus b350 prime plus MB
16 gb ddr4 gskil
Asus strix rx 480
Samsung evo 960
Samsung ssd 850 pro
D link 150 Mbps pci express network adapter

Had issue when I installed the Sierra 10.12.5
1. Display card not recognised. Shows only 16 MB vram

2.Nvme not detected at boot hard drive selection

3. No network adapter detected

What should I do to get my system to run without issues

Kexts, additional links to be installed.

Pls guide me I ve been an windows user all my life.

Thanks in advance

john
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john

The guide is clear you use Sierra 10.12.6 not Sierra 10.12.5

Guest
Abhishek

After adding kext WhateverGreen.kext & Lilu.kext Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 8G Working Fine on DP Port But No Audio
If i Connect Secondary Display HDMI Screen Go Black on DP as will as HDMI … Then need to Restart.
How to get work both Primary and Duplicate HDMI display ?

OS X EL Capitan 10.11.6
asus z97 pro
intel core i7 4790 (non K)
16gb 1600 ddr ram
Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 8G
Duel monitor DP+HDMI

Dave
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Dave

Hi All… excuse me but where do you put the WhateverGreen.kext & Lilu.kext ?
I read EFI folder… but in the flash drive for installing Macos or in an EFI folder related to the “already” installed OS sierra ?

I Already installed MacOs Sierra 10.12.6 on my Gigabyte Z270-HD3P.
I don’t have my Sapphyre RX550 4Gb working.

So i tried to put the kext files in the EFI folder of my 8Gb USB2.0 flash drive. But don’t really understand why for ?
Then i tried to put those kext files in the EFI folder of my MACos SIERRA 240GB SSD Drive… but there are no EFI folder…

It’s seems so simple to all of you… but where do i put those kext files, in order to get my mac boot on in…

Thanks so much

dave
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dave

YEAHHHHH
IT IS WORKING

SO HAPPY

MY MSI GAMING X TWIN FROZR VI GTX 1050 TI 4GB On my Gigabyte Z270-HD3P Works with Hackintosh SIERRA 10.12.6

I have to see if its fully accelerated or not… But so happy to have a nice screen resolution

Thanks mate

dave
Guest
dave

Everythings work great
VIDEO, ETHERNET, SOUND, bluetooth wireless mouse…
My i5 7500 16gb 2133 Z270-HD3P SSD Kingston 240Gb is ready to work

I spent the last 2 days trying to understand everything for making a Hackintosh, and actually, i’m pleased to see (if you have the right hardware) its not hard to install… Even if i’ve been stuck (mainly because of my graphic Card, i finally changed) sometime…

Thanks HACKINTOSHER

Davide D.
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Davide D.

Hello there!
My name is Davide and I’m new to this blog.
I would like to install MacOs Sierra 10.12.6 on my pc tower. The main hardware as follow:
motherboard Asus P5G41T-M LX
graphic card XFX R7950 Ghost (R9 280 chipset)
Hard drive SSD Crucial MX300 / 275GB
I’ve already tried differnt solutions but the issue stands on the graphic card; reading the blog, I learned that it needs two kext to make the HD7950 work.
In short, the Os boots up but slowly and ends with a black screen.
I would be grateful if someone give me some hints to successfully install MacOs
P.s.: I noticed that to decompress the WhateverGreen.kext a password is required…which one?

john
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john

The password for installing kext. is your OS X password mate

Davide D.
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Davide D.

First of all, thanks for your reply, john
what I meant is not for installing kext, just to unzip it; anyway I’ve installed both lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext via Multibeast latest version (7.1.1), repaired permissions but no luck. The system boots up and the display becomes black at logon screen, no video output. If I connect the motherboard vga, the logon screen appears.
Any ideas, any suggestions?

Truey2000
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Truey2000

Has anyone here ever been able to get an R9 390X 8GB working on their Hackintosh with 10.12.6 Sierra? I have been trying to get mine to work for a few months now, reading every forum known to man and trying everything..with no luck. I have tried the newest Lilu and WhateverGreen kexts too…its crazy because I know the card can work because some have made it do so…
I am running

i7 4790 cpu
Asus A97-A motherboard
32 gb RAM (I do a ton of video editing)
MSi R9 390X 8gb card
(well, right now I have my stupid 2gb Nvidia card in the system)

Anyway, any suggestions would be appreciate! Or if anyone even can point me to a guide they know of?

Thanks in advance! It has been a real pain in my arse!

Nick
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Nick

Hello, thanks for the resources. I have a HP Elitebook 8560p with a Radeon HD 6000 M series video card. How does Sierra know to load these kexts from Clover as the video card kexts as well? Are these kexts patches for the AMD controller kext?

Can you clarify on steps?

1) In Sierra do I need to remove the AMD kexts in S/L/E? or leave them alone?

2) I extracted them to EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other

3) In the Clover boot menu, what do I need in the graphics Menu? or any other menu..

Clover Graphics:
EDID – yes or no
Device ID? OSX says 6760 so 0x67601002 or a fake id?
Inject ATI – yes or no
Connectors?
Frame Buffer?
Ports?

Am I doing things correctly? Thanks and please help.

Sebastian
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Sebastian

Can someone help me with my Sapphire AMD RX Vega 56?

Sam
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Sam

AMD Radeon R9 370X 2048 MB
I am using this, will it work? I am using macos 10.12.3. After update this to 10.12.6, there is no display.. Should I setup fresh??

Sam
Guest
Sam

AMD Radeon R9 270X 2048 MB
I am using this, will it work? I am using macos 10.12.3. After update this to 10.12.6, there is no display.. Should I setup fresh??

Sapar
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Sapar

Thank you so much without any problems worked.
My PC GA-Z270M-D3H with PowerColor RX560 2GB.

Vinny
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Vinny

I have the Asus RX 580 8GB, I understand Mac OS doesn’t support crossfire but could it still utilize a second gpu to boost performance in Lightroom/Photoshop/FCP

Sunny
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Sunny

RX Vega 64 DOESN’T work out OF THE BOX. Only the Frontier edition works. I wasted $700 on a unit and all I can get is a single dp to work. Anyone got any ideas?

Danny
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Danny
Guest
Matthew

Hackintosher,

I upgraded to High Sierra yesterday without any major issues, but I noticed that both Geekbench and Cinebench now identify my RX 570 as a RX 580 and it produces much lower benchmarks on both tests than when I was on Sierra. Geekbench and Cinebench, under Sierra, identified the RX 570 as AMD HD Ellesmere Protoype, and I scored 3x higher on Geekbench and 38% higher on Cinebench. I didn’t change anything — no kexts or anything in config.

Know what gives?

Guest
Edkroket

Hi, This is great information and I have AMD 580 8GB running on 10.12.6
Now I want to add a second AMD 580 8GB but then after BIOS, Clover and loading OSX it stops outputting when video and it looks likes OSX is completely booted up. I have screensharing on so I would be able to connect to it by another machine. However it shows up in the shared section but unable to connect. What could it be that two of the same cards won’t run? I’m running on a Gigabyte Z270X-Gaming 5 board.
Any hints would be nice.
Thanks.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“Also I don’t have to use a helper iGPU/secondary GPU to get it working. This is because of the support brought for Radeon Pro cards beginning with Sierra 10.12.6 as part of the new mac releases.”

So does this mean that a Pentium G4560 + RX 4xx/5xx build is possible even without a helper card?

Umran
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Umran

Hi,

Is it possible to use AMD for hackintosh and nVidia for Windows in same system, I don’t plan to buy a heavy duty card like Vega right now as I have gtx 1070, but I was thinking of RX 550 /560 which doesn’t need power cables and use it in MacOS. Even after nvidia web drivers I am disappointed with my GTX 1070s performance so want to put in an AMD. Will it possible to have a setup where I don’t have to enter the BIOS always to switch GFX inputs?

Guest
Zsolt

I read somewhere that with amd cards there is only black screen at booting. Is this still the case?

hotbullet
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hotbullet

hi thanks for the guide.
i have the his rx560 4GB.. + i5 7500

the system keeps restarting when booting with rx560
do we have to edit plist or inject ati device id anything?

thanks.

hotbullet
Guest
hotbullet

its a HIS RX560 Green 4 GB RAM

the system reports detects as
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x67ff
Revision ID: 0x00cf
EFI Driver Version: WEAR-104-2017-08-27

but I am not getting any out from it. even if I have disabled the igpu or set the first display to pcie slot 1

Zach
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Zach

Did you ever get this card working? I have the same device ID and no luck yet.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

hi zach i never got the card working.. sold and using my old gtx960 2Gb..

David
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David

Hi, installed msi rx560 without issues, everything works fine except fcpx 10.3.4 . After applying effects it has glitches , jerking, stuttering on playback and in a rendered file. Without card only iGPU works fine. Any ideas how to fix ?

manit
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manit

hi DAVID,

what cpu are u using? do you mind sharing your efi folder.
thanks.

David
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David

i use CORE I5-6600K 3.5 GHZ, EFI folder was downloaded from http://hackintosher.com/guides/high-sierra-install-full-guide/

Mickey Yang
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Mickey Yang

I have done everything ypur guide says., but I have the same issue with my RX580 , FCPX rendered unusable footage which has glitches, jerking on playback.
Any one found a solution yet?

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

Hi Hackintosher

i have
HIS RX560 Green 4 GB RAM

the system reports detects as
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x67ff
Revision ID: 0x00cf
EFI Driver Version: WEAR-104-2017-08-27

i am not getting any picture out of it if i use igp as first boot device.

my igpu is hd630

if i use pcie i get gioscreen lock3 and system keeps restart.
what should i do?

thanks.

john
Guest
john

Hi mate your info sounds and looks good. 1 are you running OS X 10.2.6 or OS X Sierra ?
disable your onboard gpu. are you using hdmi port or display port? also what board are you using.

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

hello John,
i have tried 10.12.6 as well as high sierra, i have tried all hdmi and display port none works, i am using z170 gaming7 gigabyte motherboard,

if i disable my igpu or use pice as first booth device my pc would restart at
clover gioscreen lock3 i AM USING his rx560 4gb

thanks.

john
Guest
john

Did you have a working mackintosh before going to the new card? Ha if you follow this very easy guide it should work perfect mate what clover version you using and is your config right?

Will
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Will

Hello. thanks for the guide I used it to install a RX580 in my hackintosh using a Z270M-D3H and 7700k I have it running with your guide but my Bruce 5k Benchmark time was 68 seconds I expected to to be much quicker so I am not sure I have full acceleration. The dock is transparent like it should be with acceleration and it shows Radeon pro RX580 in about this Mac

john
Guest
john

Wow I have 580 pro and about 18secs on a fish install of OS X 10.2.6

Will
Guest
Will

Hello John.

That is more what I expected to see. I am running on 10.13 right now I did not try in 10.12.6 Everything is working like sleep and the boot is super fast with no glitches but I really expected the performance to be much better in FCPX. I also have issues with the rendered file. The Bruce Benchmark file looks great but when I edited some footage from my drone cam in 4k the footage looks normal in FCP but the rendered file is very pixilated and lots of artifact. I am not sure what to look for. My model Identifier is 18,3

john
Guest
john

Change your smbios to 14.2 mate not 18.3

john
Guest
john

Also check your drone settings are you shooting in h2.65 or h2.64 maybe fcpx doesn’t like h2.65?

Joeh Leonard
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Joeh Leonard

I just got my new hack working and it came with a ATI Radeon 7450, I’ve tried to install both the Lilu and the what ever green kexts but my graphics are still choppy and there are artifacts

can you help?

lexxx
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lexxx

IT WORKs!!!!!!!!))))))))))))thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!

Guest
jtman

I want to first say “thank you!” for a great set of guides. I was able to wipe my El Capitan build that was buggy as Hell and start over with High Sierra. Sound works, network works, etc. and I just bought a Sapphire Nitro 8gb RX580 and it too is working well. BUT, I’m getting a slow BruceX score of 41 seconds. My build is a Z170X Gaming 7 MB by Gigabyte, Intel 6700K, EVGA 650 PS, Corsair 16gb Ram (8gb x 2) Samsung EVO 500 SSD and the aforementioned video card. What should I be looking at to get a more respectable render time?

Lazika
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Lazika

Hello! I just bough a sapphire pulse 560 4gb card. I put lilu and whatevergreen the newest. I did everything as you said in the guide. It is working fine. But i have 55 seconds in bruce x test onyle. Any idea why?

Guest
Matteo

Have you tried other benchmark software?, I have the same exact card and I get 27 seconds too on bruce. I’m not using the emuvariable driver, try without also, but I don’t think that should make the difference.

Are you saving on an ssd drive with bruce? Is FCPX the only application running? Try other benchmarks to see if the card works as it should, in 3D mark for example I get 110fps in OpenGL test

Lazika
Guest
Lazika

Asrock H270 Pro 4 Thanks for your help!

Sai
Guest
Sai

I bought the XFX rx 580… the apple logo loads and goes into black screen…Im using i5-3450 cpu @3.10 Ghz and a gigabyte mother board.. Please help…

Guest
Matteo

Hi,
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I’ve been following tonymacx for a long time and always had GeForces… I just tried a RX560 and WOW!!! Adobe softwares are 3 times faster!!! Can’t believe it! And I’m working on a 4K display!

Would I notice even more difference going up to the 580? I didn’t think the graphic card was so important even for photo editing…i thought it was just about 3D…!

Only thing I’m missing is GPU temperature and fan readings… I have the latest Lili, Whathevergreen, FakeSMC and plugins…but I don’t have any readings from the card! With Nvidia I had all the readings…

Matteo
Guest
Matteo

Using RadeonDeInit in Clover everithing works fine WITHOUT Lilu and Whathevergreen!!! Isn’t it a cleaner way to use an AMD card…?

MiKM
Guest
MiKM

Nice Guide! I recently found it and finally did replace my Nvidia GTX for a Sapphire RX 560 4GB. Whatevergreen etc. prepared and it works instantly. Only little problems were like you mentioned longer boot/wake cycles and that fan noise after wake.
But Whatevergreen.kext version 1.1.3 offers a new boot option for RX560 cards: “-rad4200”. It maybe helps 570 or 580 too if they do similar behavior. I don’t know…
I can very recommend to add this boot flag, because it removes that extra time on bootup and wake and fan doesn’t spin up to full speed after wake anymore. That’s really great!! RX 560 works perfect now!

Guest
jtman

I was able to reduce my BruceX score from 41 seconds down to 15.28 (3x average). I did this by double checking the post install (fresh install high sierra guide) instructions for fine tuning AMD cards and I didn’t have the emuvariable driver installed. This changed everything and I notice my Clover boot screen is cleaned up too with better resolution.

While “About this Mac” showed my card as a Radeon Pro 580 8Gb I don’t think it was accelerating properly. In fact, I did a Final Cut edit using some MotionVFX templates and I was getting multiple lockups and it took far too long to complete the edit because I had to reboot about fifteen times to finish. I’ve got another edit to do so hopefully it is going to go much smoother this time.

Thanks again for your guides. This is my favorite Hackintosh site!

Matteo
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Matteo

What exactly did you do? I had 27 seconds in Sierra and still have 27 seconds in High Sierra (I’m using a RX560 though). In my case Emuvariable is not needed and doesn’t make any difference…! I’m using a 9 series motherboard with Haswell CPU, 4 years old but still rocks

Guest
jtman

I did exactly as I stated. I installed the emuvariable driver per the instructions higher up on this page in step 2. I didn’t need to install lilu or whatevergreen kexts because they were included in the setup I downloaded for the clean High Sierra install also found on this site. My original install was with the integrated Intel video but I got brave, went and bought the 580X, and installed it with zero hiccups until the FCPX issue I mentioned. I reread the details, did I said above, and now it is fully accelerated.

Do you have the right kexts installed? Being an older setup, maybe 27 seconds is nearing the limits of what you can expect? 27 seconds is still respectable but I get the need for speed.

Matteo
Guest
Matteo

I tried with lilu and green, and with radeondeinit and no kexts, in both situations everything works really well! So, yes, maybe that’s the limit of the configuration! With my motherboard it seems like Emuvariable is not needed, it doesn’t make any difference… Consider I’m still getting 5000 in single and 17000 in multicore with Geekbench, that’s still more than resectable, no current hi-end macbook pro can beat that

Guest
zin1234

U removed my earlier post regarding amd fury r9 card problem’s with high sierra was it that upsetting. Maybe u can e-mail me a reply about my concerns

Guest
Harry

Hi Hackintosher

Momentarily I use a Gigabyte GA-Z170X Gaming 7 MB with a Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX 1050Ti windforce 4GB graphics card for updating to High Sierra I have problems. I can buy a MSI Radeon RX560 AERO ITX 4G but gives me that a solution for easier upgrade and maybe also sound bij the graphics card because at this moment the sound chip from the motherboard CA0132 is also a problem for High Sierra. Can you give me advice. Thanks

Guest
jtman

I have the same motherboard. The kexts that are already in Hackintosher’s Clover download make the sound work on our board. Make sure you’re plugging your speakers into the correct port.

john
Guest
john

Hi all hope you don’t mind but I’ve done a youtube video on how to get high Sierra working with rx580 and so on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bu_nI7t1mU

Mickey Yang
Guest
Mickey Yang

I followed your video and put kexts in /library/extensions instead of EFI/Clover/Kexts/other, But I am still getting jumpy and jitter rendered video from FCPX. There was no difference putting those kexts in either of those places.

Marin
Guest
Marin

Hi
I can’t fine in BIOS Settings – GPU is set to PEG/PCIe priority
My motherboard is Asrock Z270 Pro4

Without this setting I have a black screen after apple logo

Thanks

Marin
Guest
Marin

The graphics card is Gigabyte RX560 4GB

Marin
Guest
Marin

I have working Sierra 10.12.6 with onboard video
from this guide http://hackintosher.com/builds/asrock-fatal1ty-z270-hackintosh-build-guide/
with Asrock Z270 Pro4 and i3-7350k processor

I bouth Gigabyte Radeon RX560 Gaming OC 4GB

Then I follow this guide and do all steps
Only in step Step 4. BIOS Settings
I have not this option in BIOS “GPU is set to PEG/PCIe priority”

Now I can’t boot my hackintosh
1. With RX560 in the middle of loading on apple logo there is a black screen
2. With onboard video and removed from MB RX560 loading freeze

What can I do
Thanks

Marin
Guest
Marin

I dont know where was the problem but after remove the RX560 card and plug it in another PCIE slot, now it working

Thanks

cnc137
Guest
cnc137

Anyone using dual monitors with a Radeon RX 560 under MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2?

I used the instructions above to get my Gigabyte Radeon RX 560 Gaming OC 4G Rev. 1.0 working under MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 and was able to plug in one monitor via DisplayPort and the other via HDMI and they both worked.

I did a fresh install of MacOS 10.13.2 on my Aorus (Gigabyte) GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 motherboard using the Gigabyte RX 560 graphics card and got everything working like under 10.12.6 until I tried plugging in my second monitor. When I plugged in the second monitor it doesn’t get a signal and goes to sleep. I have tried using one display via HDMI by itself and it works fine. I have also tried using one DisplayPort display by itself and it also works, but if I try them together one of them always goes to sleep and doesn’t get a signal.

I am using the latest version of Lilu (v1.2.1) and WhateverGreen (v1.1.4) to get the Radeon RX 560 working and I have tried a bunch of different things to try to get both monitors working again like under 10.12.6, but cannot seem to make them work. Under 10.12.6 they just worked after I got the graphics card to work using the instructions above, but something must be different in 10.13.2 that doesn’t allow dual monitors to work for me.

If anyone has any ideas I am open to suggestions.

Matt
Guest
Matt

Similar to cnc137. I have
. motherboard=Gigabyte GA-Z270-D3
. built-in audio now works
. built-in ethernet works
. built-in video (Intel 630) =disabled
. two monitors
. AMD Radeon HD 6450 (output VGA, DVI, HDMI)

I cannot get dual monitors working. Monitor 1 is connected via VGA DBus res. about 1600x-, monitor 2 won’t display.
At one time I had both monitors display mirrored, but res was 1280x-, when I used that adjustment by R. Alpha (as above). I couldn’t stand it.
Both Lilu and Whatevengreen kexts are loaded. Also I have that EMU… driver.

How I get both monitors to work like in my Linux OS at about 1900x- res?

PS Your audio guide (http://hackintosher.com/guides/get-hackintosh-audio-working/) was fantastic!

Destin
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Destin

I tried this with a Vega Frontier Edition. When I go to system report the computer sees that there is a card. But nothing works. I don’t really know what I’m doing. Also I couldn’t find any gpu setting in the bios. I’m using a gigabyte ud4-x99. Any help would be much appreciated

cnc137
Guest
cnc137

I was able to get dual monitors working under 10.13.2 by switching to using DisplayPort and DVI instead of DisplayPort and HDMI like under 10.12.6. I didn’t try the DVI port under 10.13.2, since it didn’t work under 10.12.6 when I was testing dual monitors. I decided to try it over the weekend as a last ditch effort and it worked!

Dave
Guest
Dave

Hi,
I just updated to High Sierra 10.13.2 successfully, but can’t seem to get my HD 5450 graphics card to work. I tried with Lilu and whatever green kexts, but no go.
I also had these 2 AMD5000Controller and AMDRadeonX3000 kexts that worked in os 10.13, but won’t go in 10.13.2.
In system report I get ”no kext loaded”.
Mobo = Asus p9x79Ws
Any ideas?
Thx

PliSsK
Guest
PliSsK

Does the Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 definitely not natively support NVRAM? I just want to check whether I need to install ‘EmuVariableUefi-64.efi’ or not. Also is your Step 7, boot flag ‘-rad4200’, applicable only for the Gigabyte RX560, for all Gigabyte RX AMD cards or for any RX card? After an initial installation where I used MultiBeast excessively and hadn’t digested your excellent guides properly, I wiped it and started again and am trying to be cautious! Cheers.

Krizbon
Guest
Krizbon

Has anyone heard of or had any success with the Pro WX series for workstations?

It seems that the lower cards such as WX5100 that run Polaris Architecture should behave similar to the RX cards……

Big thanks to Hackintosher for this guide 🙂

Krizbon
Guest
Krizbon

Answer to my own post…

Apparently the Pro WX series has worked but will require additional kexts…. ” injecting pci id 67c7 to baffin personalities”

I think I stick with the RX

Guest
kicsiii

Hello Guys.
I would like to buy gigabyte rx 560 4GB but my country store is empty this card. I find XFX RX560 Single Fan OC. This card will be working well too? Please help me. Thank you.

BoulderDeveloper
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BoulderDeveloper

I got the Gigabyte Rx 560 4GB since others reported success with it. It works fine for 2 monitors, but not 3. Any combination of 2 ports out of the 3 will work, and all 3 work if I boot into Windows. Any suggestions? I’m using the WhateverGreen and Lilu kexts as well as setting RadeonDeinit. One of them is a 4k display at 60hz using an active DP adapter to convert to the TV’s HDMI 2.0 connector, but I don’t think that’d make any difference (and I don’t have any monitors with a native display port connector to test).

This is on a new i7-8700 system where I’d be fine with using the HD630 intel graphics for the 3rd monitor, except unfortunately it doesn’t seem to work (following the instructions I’d seen on this site), the screen just stays black. If I set ig-platform-id to 0x59120000 rather than 0x59120003 it’ll display a striped gray pattern at least on that screen… and hang . Its a pre-built Dell XPS 8930 and its bios doesn’t let me make any graphics card related changes. I’d seen a post elsewhere by someone with the same model Dell who hasn’t gotten the internal graphics to work who seems fairly experienced with hackintoshes (this is my first. I’m a software developer used to the debugging process in general, but I’m a newbie to dealing with device drivers or kernels, hardware level stuff isn’t my thing).

Luan Dantas
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Luan Dantas

Ola Galera sorry English I’m from Brazil, I made the whole process with my MSI R9 380 and when I boot it appears the apple logo loads a little and hangs, help me, noa know what to do.

Aldrin
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Aldrin

You my friend are a life saver!!!! I was running an NVIDIA Geforce on my Sierra and needed 4k support so I purchased the MSI 560 RX . Uninstalled the NVIDA Drivers and was still getting stuck at the Apple logo after restart. Followed these steps and success.

Daniel
Guest
Daniel

Hi everyone!
I have trouble with graphics NVIDIA GTX 750ti. It’s not working with HDMI, DVI, but works with VGA + Nvidia webdriver.
Motherboard: Gygabyte z170
HackOs: Sierra
I installed everything by your guide! ( Nice guide, thanks !)
What I’m gonna do? How to use hdmi ?

patricia2626
Guest
patricia2626

are we gonna get a 10.13.3 or 10.13.4 version it kinda make more sense or update to see what bugs got fix or not

qwerty
Guest
qwerty

Hi, I just installed a AMD RX580 on a 2009 Mac Pro per the instructions. For some reason I cant get audio through my HDMI port. Any help would be appreciated.