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How To Enable AMD Graphics Card on Hackintosh

Hackintosh with AMD card is more painful if you compare NVIDIA Graphics cards because we can simply enable NVIDIA Card by installing right Web Driver but in case of AMD the scenario is more different. But if you give a try with useful effort and proper research you can easily enable your AMD card. In this article i will give some tips for Enable AMD Graphics Card on Hackintosh. There are many ways to Enable graphics cards Some card works OOB,Some cards required VROM patching and some card required Device ID Injection with FrameBuffer injection.

Easiest way to Enable AMD Graphics Card on Hackintosh

Before going to further discussion, You need to switch your Boot-Loader from Legacy to UEFI or you can say Chameleon Boot-Loader to Clover Boot-Loader. Clover Boot-Loader is way more advanced if you compare to Chameleon and Device IP and FramBuffer patching is not that much powerful with Chameleon whereas clover give you powerful platform where you can patch kext on the fly use FakePCIID and much more.


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Required Think You Must Have Enable AMD Graphics Card on Hackintosh

  1. EFI Mounter (Basic Version and Advanced Version)
  2. WhateverGreen.kext
  3. Lilu.kext
  4. Clover Configurator
  5. EMUVARIABLEUEFI-64.EFI

Important BIOS Settings

  1. Restart your computer
  2. Enter BIOS
  3. Turn off integrated graphics/IGFX (if possible)
  4. Set GPU to PEG/PCIe priority (IMPORTANT)
  5. Save & Exit
  6. Boot your hackintosh

Then check weather you are using EMUVARIABLEUEFI or not, To identify that you need to check you EFI Partition (/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/).Then download the latest version of Clover Boot-Loader and installed it while installation you can get option to install UEFI drivers where the EMUVARIABLEUEFI option will available you need to simple check that radio button and install. Once installed you need to copy following kext WhateverGreen.kext and Lilu.kext to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/ and EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.x/ (X be the version of macOS)

Anti-Freeze Protection 

If your hackintish boot slow and screen waking time is abnormal and your mouse freezing at random. To fix this you have to use WhateverGreen.kext 1.1.3+ and do what is down here:

  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 Custom Flags
  6. Save config.plist
  7. Restart and check.

Note:-If you are new to Hackintosh i would not recommend you to buy AMD Graphics card because it require more research and practice you just go for NVIDIA Graphics because its easy to enable and there are plethora of variety of cards where you can buy according to your need and budget.

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Pratik N Borkar

Every one Call him a Freak Smartass as tittle but no one knows that he is Avid Apple Fan & Technophilic who passionate about new techno kind a stuff and Apple's new creation like OS X and iOS ,Also He would like to share blog with useful tips,techniques and resources for Hackintosh and Macintosh for Apple addicts.