High-end Hackintosh with Ryzen 5000: Top performance with Big Sur & RDNA-Radeon

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A powerful PC with macOS, but with more hardware choices and at a low price: the promise of the Hackintosh is tempting, the appeal unbroken despite the lack of Apple support. But since the Apple M1 and the switch to ARM processors in the world of Macs that started with it, the dream of tinkering is threatened soon.

We therefore want to go all out again and build a Hackintosh with the current high-end processor Ryzen 7 5950X – currently the fastest 16-core processor from AMD, which also easily puts the M1 processor in its pocket. We used the current macOS 11.2, code name Big Sur, and a driver-compatible Radeon graphics card from the RX 5600XT series as the operating system. After we had good experiences with Intel CPUs and AMD’s Ryzen 3000 processors in the Hackintosh, we were particularly excited about this Hackintosh high-end project.

In general, a lot has happened in the Hackintosh universe, the active scene continues to take care of improving the compatibility with current hardware and has eliminated many problems. The Ryzen 5000 Hackintosh was also a real handicraft project, but the finished self-made Mac ran better than any before.

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