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My new Acer Nitro 5 with APU AMD Ryzen 5

For some reasons I cant continue work under Revolver CMS and other solutions in normal mode because I have not any performance and equipted hardware for it but now I buy new notebook for gaming and development.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42

Ok. Now I have new Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 with APU AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, discrete graphics Radeon RX 560X and big wish to install Mac OS again.

Fortunately most hardware are compatible to Mac OS natively instead of AMD CPU Ryzen, AMD AHCI controller and WIFI card. Radeon RX 560X is under native compability to Mac OS Mojave and High Sierra.

Yesterday I was download patched for AMD systems Mac OS High Sierra installer and boot it sucessfull on Acer Nitro 5. Fortunately all hardware instead of AHCI controller and WIFI card are detected successful. We have big problem with HDDSSD detection because we have only one way to use incompatible drive controllers - it's very old AHCI Port Injector kext that supports only Intel controllers. My system have AMD AHCI controller thats not even have a special kexts and it only remains to hope that in the future somebody will write this driver.

Now I think I have to buy USB 3.1 Type-C external SSD and install system here. It variant is faster for 100 Mbit per second for read and write than traditional HDD and maybe I get stable Mac OS working from external drive.

What about Acer Nitro 5 under Windows 10? It most be more speedy because AMD APU have no issues with spectre and meltdown but it's not true. Windows 10 is slow and ugly instead. I play DeusEx Mankind Devided on Radeon RX 560X and it have small freazes, Mafia 3 gameplay is perfect thats talks about Acer Nitro 5 is not bad choice. So, I'm pleased with the price 753,37$ and bundle of APU Ryzen 5, graphics Radeon RX560X, 8Gb memory DDR4 and 1Tb HDD with one free slot for M.2 SATA SSD.

Before I install Mac OS to external USB 3.1 Type-C Generation 1 SSD I have to write about system stability and speed of work. Works under RevolveR CMS and RevolveR frontend will continue after some time(I can't work under this fucking Windows 10 because this is peace of shit!).


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#19 by CyberX


So. I have to stop hacking MacOS because AMD systems I was use not compatible with latest Mojave and communite did not have any kexts for AMD AHCI controllers support. I install modified for AMD systems 10.13.3 on external drive and try to update it to 10.13.6 but system can't boot while graphic cards conflict. We have no AHCI controller kexts and ways to resolve iGPU screen output and discrete screen output.

Seems, new Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 based notebooks not compatible with MacOS that prevents hacking. I am back to Windows 10 system and join to Insider builds testing programm.

Good luck, AMD hackintoshers, we have not any installers and drivers to continue support our AMD hardware under MacOS. It's dead end and the end of an AMD hackintosh era.

#30 by CyberX


Total fail when I try to port AHCI controller driver from BSD to MacOS. Free BSD, True OS and other distributions cant boot with Ryzen 5 systems. It's an shame of UNIX systems thats works on AMD64 architecture

Luckily, we have right exit from AMD hackintosh dead. Apple releases new Mac's on Ryzen 3 APU's after 7-8 month and maby we have to get fully compatible kernel and system without any PM patches. This is insider information from first hands of Apple and AMD. I don't know whats about AMD AHCI controllers but we have small chance to get it working because AMD and NVidia not friends and AMD Ryzen systems not complected with NVMe controllers. Will wait and look.

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