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Jul 22, 2018
Supermicro X11SPA-T
Intel Xeon W-3275 28 Core
2xAMD RX 580 8GB
OS X/macOS
  1. OpenCore
  1. Mac mini
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
macOS supports a wide range of Intel HD Graphics but every graphics doesn't works out of the box. This guide will enable Full QE/CI on your Hackintosh. This fix is for Hackintosh users who are having one of these above Graphics.

Before you start with this guide, get to know something about the performance. Graphics enhance the performance and helps to work smoothly. In macOS, full acceleration requires that both Quartz Extreme and Core Image (QE/CI) should work together.

Quartz Extreme and Core Image (QE/CI) should work together to enable full acceleration on macOS. It utilizes the complete Graphics capabilities. In case if you haven’t enabled QE/CI on your graphic card, you won’t be able to use your macOS smoothly and there would be lots of lags and artifacts, graphic related issues and poor refresh rate. Also the dock would not be transparent. Therefore it is very important to ensure that your graphic is working with full QE/CI.

  • Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Original Graphics kexts in S/L/E
  • macOS Sierra 10.12.6 or later
BIOS Setting
The very first step is to setup your BIOS. This guide will only include settings for Intel HD users.
  1. To access your BIOS/UEFI, press and hold Delete key on your Keyboard. The key maybe different in your case. Refer to your Motherboard Guide/Manual.
  2. Set Initial Display Output to IGFX
  3. Set Internal Graphics to Auto/Enabled
  4. Set DVMT Pre-Allocated to 64MB
  5. Set DVMT Total Gfx Memory to 256/128MB
  6. Save & Exit Setup.
Note :
  • When using Intel UHD Graphics, make sure the Display cable is connected to Motherboard HDMI/Display Port.

Mount EFI Partition
  1. Mount EFI Partition of your system drive.
Edit your config.plist file
  1. The next step is to edit your config.plist file and make necessary edits.
  2. Navigate to EFI\Clover and open your config.plist with Clover Configurator.
  3. Navigate to Acpi tab and add the following patch in DSDT section of your config.plist.
Comment: change GFX0 to IGPU
Find* [HEX]: 47465830
Replace* [HEX]: 49475055
DSDT patch for Graphics.png
Comment: change HECI to IMEI
Find* [HEX]: 48454349
Replace* [HEX]: 494d4549
Rename HECI to IMEI.png
  1. Navigate to Boot tab and check the following :

  • Check -disablegfxfirmware box
  • Check nv_disable=1 box
Boot args for Intel HD Graphics.png

  1. Navigate to Devices section and then Fake ID section.
  2. Under Intel GFX column, select the existing values and delete it, if any.
  3. Under Intel GFX column, type 0x59168086
Intel GFX.png

  1. Navigate to Graphics tab and add the following:

  • Check Inject Intel box
  • ig-platform-id: 0x59120000
Graphics configuration for Intel UHD Graphics.png
  1. Save your config.plist file.

Restart your System
  1. After performing all the above steps, restart your system in order to enable the Intel UHD Graphics.
  2. Now you should be able to get your Intel UHD Graphics 1536 MB will full QE/CI. And your Dock would be also transparent.
Notes :
  • For macOS 10.13.3 to 10.13.6, use iMac 18,1, 17,1 SMBIOS. This will remove flickers, glitches and artifacts.
  • For macOS Mojave, use iMac 18,1, 17,1, 14,1 or 14,2 SMBIOS. This will remove pink screen and will also remove flickers, glitches and artifacts.

Problem Reporting

Details :
  1. Intel UHD Graphics model
  2. macOS version
  3. Copy of IOReg
Screen shots :
  • DPCIManager/Status
  • About This Mac
  • System Information/Graphics/Displays
Clover Files :
  • Compress EFI/Clover, exclude the themes folder. Do not include complete EFI folder.
Put all files in a folder with your name, compress files as Zip and attach files using site attachments only. Do not use any external links.

Credits :


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Jul 24, 2020
Gigabyte Z270-N Gaming 5
Intel Core i7-7700k
Intel HD 630
OS X/macOS
  1. Clover (UEFI)
  1. iMac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
we're trying to fix the graphics in my Hackintosh.

Problem Reporting

Details :
  1. Intel UHD Graphics model: Intel HD 630
  2. macOS version: 10.15.6
HDMI Works better then DP but with many flickers, glitches and artifacts. Could you please tell us how to fix it?


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