The New AMD OS X

I’ve taken the decision to start the forum a fresh at the current subdomain ( https://forum.amd-osx.com ). The main reason for this is to clean it up. There are alot of dead topics and outdated information on the old forum. With this fresh start I hope to keep this version tidier and better moderated. The old version will still be accessible here, https://amd-osx.com/forum/

Unfortunately I don’t have a clean way to import the existing user database without it creating a mess so you will need to re-register. Once you’ve done so please feel free to re-create any topics here like your Success Story for example or a recent support topic.

Anyone who had donated on the previous forum please send me a private message with your forum username and email for the old version and I’ll correct your rank here.

If there are any queries feel free to send me a private message.

Thanks and Welcome to AMD OS X V2

-Shaneee

An update on supported hardware


There seems to be a lot of confusion on what hardware is supported and what isn’t over here at AMD OS X. In this post I will specifically be addressing CPUs, however if you are looking for information about GPUs or wireless cards, you can find that at the following addresses:

A general list of unsupported hardware can be found on the URL linked below, but the CPU section of it may not always be fully up to date. This article will always have the latest information in it.


Supported CPU list

Fully supported:

Zen:
Ryzen 3 1200 up to Ryzen 7 1800X, including all X series chips in that lineup.
Threadripper 1900X, 1920X, 1950X

Zen+:
Ryzen 3 2300X up to Ryzen 7 2700X including all X and MAX series chips, excluding all G series chips in that lineup.
Threadripper 2920X, 2950x, 2970WX, 2990WX

Zen2:
Ryzen 5 3500 up to Ryzen 9 3950X, including all X and MAX series chips, excluding all G series chips in that lineup.

TX40 3000-series Threadripper CPUs:
Threadripper 3960X
Threadripper 3970X
Threadripper 3990X

  • 15/16h:
    All of the APUs belonging to the following families do not have a supported iGPU, but are otherwise fully supported.
    • Bulldozer
    • Piledriver
    • Steamroller
    • Excavator
    • Trinity
    • Richland
    • Kaveri
    • Carrizo
    • Bristol Ridge

The following chips, largely APUs, are supported, but not recommended due to the audio issues in macOS. The iGPU is also not supported.

  • Ryzen:
    • Zen (Raven Ridge):
      • Athlon 200 GE up to Athlon 240 GE
      • Athlon 3000G
      • Ryzen 3 2200GE up to Ryzen 5 Pro 2400G, including all Pro series chips in that lineup.
    • Zen+ (Picasso):
      • Athlon Pro 300GE
      • Ryzen 3 3200G up to Ryzen 5 Pro 3400G, including all Pro series chips in that lineup.

Laptop CPUs/APUs belonging to any of these families will boot, however are not supported by us due to the lack of iGPU support and power management and due to chipset issues.

Opteron and EPYC CPUs belonging to any of these families are largely untested, however should boot, and we’d love to hear from you if you do manage to test them.


Any CPU (family) not on this list can be can be presumed unsupported. This is especially true for the Ryzen families, 15/16h might have some odd-ones out. If you find any inconsistencies, you can contact the creator of this post on the AMD OS X Discord server, with the tag is NoOne#8086

macOS Catalina is on AMD

For the first time in AMD hackintosh history, AMD patches for macOS were released the same day as the OS. This is purely down to Algrey utilizing the Mask kernel patching feature offered by OpenCore.

Below you’ll find the updated patches which allow a smooth upgrade to macOS Catalina.

Depending on the SMBios you choose the system may panic on AppleMCEReporter. To fix this simply inject this kext, https://files.amd-osx.com/AppleMCEReporterDisabler.kext.zip

Again if the system fails to boot your system may be reporting an EC device. Simply load this SSDT to fix that, https://files.amd-osx.com/SSDT-EC0.aml

Shaneee’s AMD Build

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6GHz
  • Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3
  • 16GB Corsair Venegance LED @ 3200MHz
  • ASUS Strix ROG RX 560 OC
  • Samsung 960 EVO
  • Carbide 100R
  • CoolerMaster ML120
  • Corsair RM750x
  • Vanilla install with Mojave 10.15 using OpenCore and AMD Vanilla Kernel Patches.
  • FakeSMC with relevant plugins for temperature monitoring.
  • Latest AppleALC source compiled for native audio.
  • Native USB with no fixes required.

Geekbench result:- https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/13933013

AMD Vanilla Kernel Patches

Kernel binary patches to enable native AMD CPU support on macOS.

Features

  • Enables macOS to run on AMD CPUs on the fly.
  • Enables iMessage, Siri, Facetime, etc.
  • Enables HandOff, Continuity etc.
  • Faster releases compared to open source kernel

Disadvantages

  • No 32-bit app support (i.e No OPEMU)

Supported AMD CPU’s

FamilyCodenameExample
15hBulldozerFX Series
16hJaguarA Series
17hZenRyzen, Threadripper, Athlon 2xxGE

Supported macOS versions

For 15h_16h CPU's :

  • High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65, 17G66, 17G6029, 17G6030, 17G7024)
  • Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226,18E227), 10.14.5 (18F132)

For 17h CPU's :

  • High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65, 17G66, 17G5019, 17G6029, 17G6030, 17G7024)
  • Mojave 10.14.1, 10.14.3, 10.14.4 (18E226,18E227), 10.14.5 (18F132)

Instructions

Method I

NOTE : Includes only patches.

  • Grab the patches.plist file according to your CPU family model , provided in respective 15h_16h or 17h CPU family folders.
  • Open the patches.plist file with a text editor and copy the patches manually to your existing clover config.plist which is located in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/
  • Save and Done.

Method II

  • Grab the generic config.plist file according to your CPU family model , provided in respective 15h_16h or 17h CPU family folders.
  • Open it with Text Editor and edit it according to your macOS system needs.
  • Save it in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ and Done.

Credits

  • AlGrey for the idea and creating the patches.
  • XLNC for maintaining 15h_16h patches to various macOS versions.

Link:- https://github.com/AMD-OSX/AMD_Vanilla