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  1. Bor

    WhatEverGreen Support Topic

    Hi! I did this "mod" to WEG as You suggested and it works great on my hackintosh (Mojave 10.14.4, iMac 15,1, hw as in signature, iGPU disabled for performance reasons). Thanks, this feature is huge for me. It was quite a challenge, I never modified kext before. But I was highly motivated, because I really need GPU accelerated Quickview. I work everyday with hundreds of JPG&PNG files. Waiting 1-2 seconds before each preview is tragic if you work with animations or try to compare few versions of graphic design. This is super important thing for most people working with anything visual on their hackintosh rigs. I would like to second CMMChris request to make this functionality part of WEG. Most people out there, won't be able to modify kext as You suggested - it's just too hard, even for geeks Thanks for considering this request & for sharing WEG with community!
  2. Same story here! Safari/Photoshop/Final Cut X...everything randomly freezes system after couple minutes. Like OP, I can still move around mouse cursor. I think it's somehow caused by GPU Metal drivers. This is why I think so. I've used Fractal Architect app to see if OpenCL & Metal run properly. All OpenCL tests run fast and produce expected images. But when You choose Metal as renderer, first two of tests look really bad. Something is clearly wrong. I also notice this line appearing in Console very, very frequently: When googled, it shows a lot of threads with gpu/display/drivers related issues. Even on real Macs. I've tried removing WhateverGreen.kext (that worked fine in Sierra), but there is no improvement. My graphic card is properly detected with & without whatevergreen.kext. My iGPU is OFF. Clover GPU injection is also always turned OFF. My basic specs: mobo Gigabyte Z97-D3H, cpu i7 4790 cpu , gpu MSI R9 380 4gb. I use SMBIOS of iMac 15,1. Everything worked fast & rock solid on Sierra. Any advices appreciated.
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    R9 380 fully work in Sierra

    @xcvista Since I created this thread, a lot has changed. Some good people created kext that massively improves support for AMD cards on hackintosh machines. It is possible to use AMD GPUs without helper cards Kext is called Whatevergreen, and it needs to be used together with Lilu kext. You need to put those kexts in Clover "Other" folder and prepare SSDT file according to your machine (they cover it in FAQ and provide samples of patches). Here is thread covering this topic, start with Cyberdev's post #575: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312582-amd-polaris-ids-on-sierra-high-sierra/page-29 Link to Lilu & it's plug-ins: https://github.com/vit9696/Lilu Whatevergreen FAQ/Manual: https://github.com/vit9696/WhateverGreen/blob/master/Manual/FAQ.en.md
  4. Bor

    R9 380 fully work in Sierra

    By better, You mean faster or more compatible? RX480 is sure faster, about 35-45% (depends on use case). Regarding compatibility, I think right AIB model of RX 480 is better choice. Apple put RX 580 - that have same chip as RX 480 - into their VR development kit. For this reason I think driver support for this card will be very good in future. I'm happy with performance of r9 380 both at work/media stuff & games, but I would choose r9 380 against RX 480 only if it would be a LOT cheaper. R9 380 vs RX 480 (1080p & 1440p Benchmarks) - Comparison:
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    R9 380 fully work in Sierra

    r9 380 (a.k.a r9 285) used to work OOB on Yosemite, but became very problematic after El Capitan release booting to black screen. Finally, I managed to make it work under Sierra without any compromises. Graphics acceleration, OpenCL, Metal, sleep, audio via DP...all tested & confirmed to be working. In short, I had to do some ACPI patching, to get video out from my card. I still have to use my iGPU as a helper card, but fortunately NOT in "headless" mode. So I got image output & full acceleration from my iGPU too, don't have to blind boot or switch monitor cables during boot time. You know, it just works To confirm that everything works properly, I used FractalArchitect4 (its OpenCL & Metal built-in test tool), OpenGL Extensions Viewer, GeekBench (OpenCL), Final Cut X (OpenCL? Metal?) and After Effects (2017 version use GPU for compositing & accelerating some filters). I tested dGPU & iGPU separately. They work in each scenario properly, stabile & as fast as expected. Below are details of my machine and config. My specs: cpu i7 4790 (iGPU HD 4600) motherboard Gigabyte Z97-D3H mem 16 gb 1600 Mhz MSI r9 380 4gb - four ports (DP, HDMI, DVI, DVI), exactly matches layout of framebuffer Lagotto Couple SSD & hard drives Clover v4097 First, BIOS settings. I tried to list only important ones. 'M.I.T.' section, choose Advanced Memory Settings (XMP) - set 'Enhanced Stability' 'BIOS Features' section Intel Virtualisation Technology: OFF VT-d: OFF Windows 8 Features: Other OS Storage Boot Option Control: UEFI Only 'Peripherials' section Initial Display Output: IGPU Intel Processor Graphics: Enabled Intel Processor Graphics Memory Allocation: 64M DVMT Total Memory Size: MAX XHCI Hand-off: Enabled EHCI Hand-off: Enabled CLOVER SETTINGS ACPI>DSDT>Patches These are hex values for patches that you need to create. This part is crucial to get video output from r9 380! 'Rename PEG0 to GFX1'- find:50454730 replace:47465831 'Rename GFX0 to GFX2' - find:47465830 replace:47465832 In Devices>FakeID>IntelGFX put this value '0x04128086' In Graphics inject both Intel & AMD. In FBName use 'Lagotto' - this framebuffer is native for Tonga, r9 380/r9 285 cards In Ig-platform-id put value '0x0d220003' I use SMBIOS of iMac 15,1 (CPU, iGPU & dGPU are very close to my rig). If you will use my attached config.plist, don't forget to fill SMBIOS section accordingly. I removed it to keep out personal data. This thread was very useful to me while putting all pieces together: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/308025-no-graphics-usb-audio-after-wake/page-19 Thanks to all Insanelymac contributors & people willing to share their experience, I couldn't do it without this great community! config_REFERENCE.plist.zip
  6. Bor

    How important is OpenCL ?

    It used to be like this, but it has changed about two years ago when Adobe started to officially support OpenCL in Premiere, and year later in After Effects. Since then those programs use OpenCL more and more with each release. Metal support was also added not long ago. Adobe seem to be really focused on accelerating as much as possible with GPUs lately, even work area in Illustrator got some love. So AMD gpu's are fine for all Adobe software, no matter if you do graphic design, DTP, video/animation or something else. I speak from experience, I do animation & graphics for a living and I relay heavily on GPU's in more than few tools. I got hackintosh with R9 380 and old macBook Pro with M6750. Both do amazing job at accelerating preview, filtering & rendering tasks. Comparing to CPU-only mode, the difference is often night and day.
  7. I got MSI R9 380 4 gb, working OOB in Yosemite set as primary GPU. 10.12 causes me same problems as 10.11. System finish loading and freeze in moment when it should show desktop (Clover r3561). Enabling iGPU in bios did not helped (sleep is now somehow connected to Intel iGPUs, right?). Setting iGPU as primary caused major problem with Clover, it just showed blinking cursor at start-up and would not initialize GUI (UEFI 64 bit SATA mode). After changing AptioFixDrv-64 to AptioFix2Drv-64 I could reach Clover GUI, but when I tried to load 10.12, it refused to show any image on both iGPU and dedicated GPU even during system start-up. I searched this thread and couple similar threads on other forums, there seem to be no solution. EDIT: fix typos
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    Pandora's Box OS X installer

    Such a great tool! Already setup two machines with it. Whole process is so much easier and less time consuming with Pandora Box. I haven't encountered any bugs, besides gfx card detection. I had to use GraphicsEnabler=Yes to enter OSX installator, otherwise I had black screen. It happened on both mobos. Successful installation on Gigabyte EP45-DS3+NVidia GTS250 512mb, and Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen 3 + NVidia GTX 560 Ti.
  9. I got your point, but theres no need to be so hostile. Maybe you should go out and play a bit to cool down? Cheers
  10. Take it easy Andy I'm sure a lot of folks around the world enjoy your input, like I do. Thanks for sharing with us! Cheers
  11. Dzięki! Miło widzieć rodaków wspierających społeczność OSX86 Thanks!
  12. Hi I report succes with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 1.2 and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 1.4 (my specs in signature). With my DSDT and ALC8xxHDA.kext I got sound in Snow, but it doesn't work in Lion. My memory is detected wrong. In 'About this mac' it shows no memory at all, and my processors freq is reported as 4.0 Ghz instead of 3.0 (its Core 2 Duo E8400). Besides that, I can't use my firewire audio interface or my firewire disk. If I do, bootloader hangs after choosing disk to but in the GUI. I see something like "starting 64 bit EFI", but nothing happens. I've tried turning on firewire stuff after Lion loads. It works, but without drivers for my audio interface. If I install them, I got kernel panic. I think it has something to do with the way [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] handles firewire ports. I've run 64-bit Cinebench 11.5 both in Snow Leopard and Lion on my Gainward GTS 250 512 mb. Here are results that I gathered in last few months. Snow Leopard 10.6.4: 24.42 Snow Leopard 10.6.5 (with Tony's NVidia drv): 23,76 Snow Leopard 10.6.7: 22.60 Lion 10.7 (dev prerelease): 26.14 Soon, I'll try to make further tests with games, to see how much they optimized graphic drivers in Lion. It's dev release, but this performance gains look tempting
  13. Thanx cVaD! I always liked the way Kext Utility works and how it simplifies handling kexts. It's good to see that this tool is still under development. Cheers!
  14. After few attempts, I've finally managed to run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] from USB 8 gb pendrive (my specs in signature). Drive has MBR scheme and has two partitions: 1# 2 GB fat32 with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and 2# 6 GB with Lion installation disk (recovered BaseSystem.dmg with all necessary modifications, as in instructions on forum). I can invoke GUI and change parameters in menu that i see after pressing 'M'. Problem starts when I try to run Lion Install Disk. Bootloader seems to hangup. In GUI mode if I try to run Lion Installation with -v parameter, I get message like "Please wait: Booting Verbose Mode", but it gets nowhere from here. If I boot without GUI, I just get black screen and HDD light is not flashing (I've set second partition of my pendrive as a default drive for booting). I'm using custom made DSDT that works good in Snow Leopard 10.6.5 and I got my serial port turned off. I've tried disabling IDE chip in BIOS, but [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] acts the same way. I also tried putting installation disk on HDD (GUID,HTFS+), but nothing changes. Any suggestions are welcome.