I seem to be the only person on the internet with a successful installation of macOS running on this motherboard (or least willing to share it with others). While I was re-learning everything after an 8-year hiatus from "hackintosh"-ing, my searches on Discord and various internet forums had yielded absolutely nothing. As far as X570 ITX motherboards go, you'd think that your only choices are ASRock or Gigabyte.
Not so. This motherboard works just as well as the others. The only thing that isn't working is the mic jack, which is the same across all X570 boards.
I will not be testing any alternative configurations unless required by my own system. This article currently supports the following configuration:
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-I
Ethernet: Intel i211AT
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Card: Intel AX200
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, air-cooled
Storage: WD_Black SN750 1TB M.2 NVMe
Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
About Wi‑Fi & Bluetooth
A lot of progress has been made on the driver for the AX200, but you should be aware that it's not yet complete.
Alternatively, if you're comfortable with disassembling your motherboard, you can replace the Wi-Fi card with a compatible Broadcom model. I've used the BCM94360NG, which simply just works.
Fast Boot should be set to Disabled.
Above 4G Decoding should be set to Enabled in v3001 and above.
Directly below, make sure Re-Size BAR is still set to Disabled.
If you haven't already, you will first need to create your installation media and set up OpenCore. After that's finished, clone my GitHub repo and replace the corresponding OpenCore files and directories on your installation media.
The GitHub repo contains only the files that I've generated myself— config.plist, SSDTs, and USBPorts.kext.
To minimize clutter in the repo and to ensure that you're using the latest releases, the following kexts must be downloaded separately. Drop them into the Kexts folder in your EFI directory.
Support for Intel AX200 Wi-Fi.
Skip this and disable or delete it in
config.plistif you're using a Broadcom card.
Power management and monitoring for AMD Ryzen.
Support for audio.
Disables AppleMCEReporter to prevent kernel panics.
Support for Intel AX200 Bluetooth.
Skip these and disable or delete them in
config.plistif you're using a Broadcom card.
Used for kext and process patching. Required to run macOS.
Compatibility with non-Apple SSDs.
Support for ethernet.
Emulates the SMC of real Macs. Required to run macOS.
Various GPU patches.
Extract the binary resources to this folder to enable the OpenCore GUI. The boot chime only works with audio jacks, not HDMI or DisplayPort, and is thus not configured or tested. This is covered in the guide.
Odds are that you don't have exactly the same hardware configuration as I do. Refer to config.plist setup in the OpenCore Install Guide and double-check that everything is correct. For example, if you are not using a Navi-based GPU, remove
Serial numbers and system identifiers should not be shared, so mine have been removed. You will need to generate your own in order to use Apple's services.
⚠️ Note: Below BIOS v3001, you will need to add
npci=0x2000 to the
boot-args of your
config.plist as of commit ac4cab3. Remove it when updating to v3001 or above. Do not use
npci=0x2000 and have Above 4G Decoding enabled at the same time.
EFI Directory Structure
After installation has completed, you can copy your EFI folder from your installation media to your boot drive by following the guide.
Enabling Secure Boot
Secure Boot does not work with the macOS Installer, so it is disabled by default in the config.plist to allow your installation media to boot. When you've booted into your completed macOS installation, you can safely enable Secure Boot.
You will first need to generate your own ApECID and set
j137 within the config.plist, then reboot into Recovery.
When in Recovery, make sure you're connected to the internet in the top-right corner. Open Disk Utility and set the sidebar to "Show All Devices", then mount your volume's Data partition. Open Terminal and run the following command (assuming your volume's name is "Macintosh HD"):
Your system should then successfully reboot into macOS.
MKL is an Intel math library that does not exist on AMD processors. When apps in macOS use MKL, such as Adobe products or Discord Voice, the apps will crash. Most of the time, this can be solved by disabling MKL system-wide using a LaunchAgent. See AdobeAMDFix.md. If you do not use Adobe products, skip to step 4.