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  1. slave-zeo

    Radeon VII in Mojave and Catalina

    Here are a couple of Geekbench OpelCL numbers. the first is Mojave and the second is Catalina. Mojave Catalina It looks like Catalina is a bit faster. I guess the drivers are being optimized a little.
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    Radeon VII in Mojave and Catalina

    Here are some photos of my Radeon VII.
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    Radeon VII in Mojave and Catalina

    I just wanted to report I have my Radeon VII working well under Mojave (10.14.5) and Catalina (beta 4). They both kernel panic on the tail end of shutdown resulting in a reboot rather than clean shutdown. The panic is not a cause of any problems after rebooting, though. Catalina's drivers are way more stable than the ones in Mojave. I sometimes get VRAM reading errors on boot under Mojave which I do not get on Catalina. I am using lilu and whatevergreen. I haven't needed to do anything else to make my card work. As far as I can tell the features I use seem to be working properly. I drive 2 dell 1440p monitors @ 144hz. The video is stable and there is no weird artifacting. The games I play run great at roughly 25% better FPS than my Vega64 would do. I mainly play World of Warcraft. I don't seem to have any sort of hardware encoding for streaming to services like Twitch or Mixer. I also didn't with my VEGA64 so I didn't really expect anything new there. HDMI audio works fine, I plug my speaker set into the headphone jack on my monitor for proper audio. I haven't tested HDMI but the 3 display port ports work fine. I run my 2 monitors as an extended desktop and they work well. If there are any benchmarks anyone would like to see just reply and I'll run them. I'd kind of like to see a comparison of other Radeon VII owners cards to see if there are any configuration changes we can make to tweak them a bit.
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    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    Oh, awesome. Thanks for the heads up!
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    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    Same Dell XPS 8930 as my sig. Working properly as far as I can tell. For pre installation all I did was update Clover to r4940, added the 2 usb clover patches, updated all my lilu kexts and ran the macOS Developer Beta Access Utility. The OS itself has been smooth running so far. 32bit applications are sorely missed. Steam is dead in the water until it's updated to 64bit.
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    Dell XPS 8930 Resource Extravaganza!

    It's been a while since I've visited this thread. My wife is using the 8930 as her main computer. It's currently running Mojave 10.14.2 but I'm going to upgrade today and see how it goes. I'll report new geekbench benchmarks when/if it finishes upgrading. Just a note, the Radeon RX 480 works fine on this setup with only lilu and whatevergreen installed in the kexts/10.14 directory on my EFI partition. There was only one negative thing I did note and sorry I forgot this. My daughter was using the 8930 as a graphics workstation. The older versions of Final Cut and Motion were giving corrupted files when rendering. This is with all the installable Pro App updates available. I updated Final Cut and Motion to their latest versions and they wouldn't start afterwords. Just a couple of icon bounces and an unexpectedly quit error. I tried this with a fresh install of Mojave 10.14.2 and it was the same thing. I first thought it was the Radeon RX 480 card but I tried a Radeon RX 580 with the same result. If anyone has the Pro Apps running on this machine PLEASE post here and let me know your configuration, such as kexts and clover options which differ from mine in the original post. It would be a great help to figuring this out. Otherwise, this is the most compatible Hackintosh I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Hardware wise everything is working EXCEPT the wifi, which i suspect never will. I might look into a replacement card even though I don't use the wifi.
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    So far so good on my Dell XPS 8930 desktop. No problems with the AMD RX 580 in this machine. Everything appears to draw properly. My Geekbench score dropped about 3K but the system it self doesn't 'feel' slower. Oracle JAVA is still working, Steam is good, World of Warcraft plays about the same, Minecraft is fine, Texura NTFS is still working as is Paragon EXTfs, OpenGL games I've tested are good and Google Chorme runs the same. My RAM shows up at 2133MHz instead of 2666MHz. The dark Theme is pretty cool, I like it. Only thing I've ran into is scrolling with the mouse wheel is a bit wonky. It's like I scroll down 5 lines and it then scrolls back up 6 lines. I'm not sure what's causing the issue as it doesn't happen every time. It also doesn't happen when using the window scroll bar controls. Here are some obligatory screen grabs...
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    I have a feeling this is not going to end well for either of us...
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    dang, file down. thanks anyway though. Edit: NM, it just worked... my bad. EDIT AGAIN: it's downloading. this is so going to hose my system.
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    Dell XPS 8930 Resource Extravaganza!

    I'm diligently working toward getting the Intel UHD 630 graphics working. I've made progress but ultimately still failing. The GPU is showing up in System Information properly (See image below). But will not display anything on the attached monitor. The monitor is initialized at boot time as it powers on from it's sleep state, but no useable output. The Apple VT H264 encoder also seems to be available with both hardware and software options. Below is showing the OBS output options. I've tried all manner of kext's and device id's and pretty much anything I could find to make it work. I'm still looking and testing. I'll update as I experiment.
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    Dell XPS 8930 Resource Extravaganza!

    I haven't encountered a restarting after shutdown problem. Are you using the EFI folder in the original post? Another thing I ran into was when upgrading to macOS 10.13.3 the updated nVidia drivers do not work so well. There is tons of lag and screen drawing choppiness. I had to downgrade to the 10.13.2 drivers to get smooth graphics back. This isn't a XPS 8930 problem, but instead a nVidia problem. Still, many 8930 systems were shipped with nVidia graphics so it's something to look out for.
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    Dell XPS 8930 Resource Extravaganza!

    I ran into one problem which I just fixed last night after a few weeks of giving me fits. My Qualcomm ethernet chip would lose connection for a fraction of a second and then reconnect right back. This caused all kinds of lag problems for online gaming (World of Warcraft mainly). The way I fixed it was to go into the System Preferences > Network > select Ethernet from the lefthand side > click Advanced > and finally under the Hardware tab change Configuration to Manually and then Duplex to full-duplex, flow-control. I really think it was the energy-efficient-ethernet part under Duplex causing the problem. Regardless, no problems with disconnections now!
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    Dell XPS 8930 Resource Extravaganza!

    Nope, the wifi is and will probably remain totally unsupported. The bluetooth is good though. On an unrelated note, I never did figure out what Realtek audio chip is in this desktop. The physical chip on the motherboard is so tiny I can't read any text on it. I booted into Linux and it was just referred to as Realtek HD Audio via lspci.
  14. Overall status: WORKING WELL Hello again, True Believers! On today's episode of Spider-man and His Amazing Friends we'll be looking at the Dell XPS 8930 tower system. Lets start off by looking at a detailed list of the 8930's hardware, Intel® Core i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3192 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s), Coffee Lake 32GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM (2x16GB sticks @ 2133MHz, aftermarket) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Graphics card #1 (aftermarket) Intel® UHD Graphics 630, Graphics card #2 (cannot disable in UEFI BIOS) Realtek Audio (not sure what chip yet) KXG50ZNV512G NVMe TOSHIBA 512GB WDC WD30EFRX-68EUZN0 (3TB hard drive, aftermarket) PLDS DVD+-RW DU-8A5LH, Optical drive Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Qualcomm QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Adapter ASMedia USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controlle Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller The UEFI BIOS has tons of options that need to be disabled. This is the main UEFI BIOS screen. Nothing to change here, except maybe the date. The Advanced tab. Make sure to switch RAID to AHCI or your disk will not show up. Everything else should be set as in the picture. Next up is the Security tab. Make the changes to match the picture. I'm not sure if this is needed but I went into the Secure Boot option and selected "Delete All Secure Boot Variables", see picture below. Secure boot options. As stated above I deleted the variables. Finally the Boot tab. Just set as in the picture. Never mind the "Windows Boot Manager". I ended up deleting the entry via the "File Browser Del Boot Option" and added Clover via the "File Browser Add Boot Option". GREAT SCOTT! This had to be the easiest install of a Hackintosh ever. Basically I made an install USB stick and put FakeSMC.kext and AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext in the EFI/CLOVER/kexts/other folder. No other kexts were needed. I booted off the USB stick, installed macOS and I was done with the OS portion. After installation I rebooted the computer and then booted from the USB stick. I chose the freshly installed drive and it booted to the setup portion of the installation. After setup it was onward to the desktop. I'll not bore you with the specifics of fully setting up a bootable macOS install, but after all was said and done it was smooth sailing. Post install was basically installing VooDooHDA and the nVidia web drivers. Ethernet was taken care of via the AtherosE2200Ethernet kext. USB and Bluetooth worked without any extra effort. As far as I can tell the only thing NOT WORKING is the WiFi. I Googled a bit but nothing turned up for the Qualcomm QCA9377. I keep on the look out for a kext though. The CPU shows up as unknown, but everything else seems to be in order. The CPU's speedstep works as intended. I monitored it via the Intel® Power Gadget for a good bit and it was scaling fine. The NVMExpress ssd looks to be detected and set up properly. I really didn't expect it to be. A very pleasant surprise. Geekbench 4 scores. Not sure if it's good or bad. Take with a grain of salt. Here are the Cinebench results. Again, I'm not sure if these are good or bad. This test seems a bit dated considering the comparative results of the other hardware. People seem to still use it, though, so here it is. This is supposed to mean something about disk speed. I'm still not sure if it's good or not. Enjoy, if you're into this sort of thing. Here is my EFI folder for the Dell XPS 8930, Google Drive Link Here are the Post Installation tools I used for this install, Google Drive Link I have more information to share. I'll get back to this later on.
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    AMD Polaris IDs on Sierra / High Sierra

    How is the relative performance of WoW on your RX 480? My card is sitting on my desk wanting to be installed. Yearning to be installed lol...
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