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iatkos SR (Sierra 10.12.4) hardware compatibility
« on: July 05, 2017, 12:05:43 PM »

Hardware Compatibility Information for iATKOS SR - Sierra 10.12.4

You may need to know about the details of your computer before attempting to install this system. Get your hardware details and compare the components with the list below.
To get your hardware details, you can;
- Install hwinfo64/32 on Windows and use it to export the hardware information (.txt, .htm or .log file).
- Fire up a Linux Live CD and boot from it (ie. GParted Live CD, Ubuntu Live CD). Create lshw dump which includes detailed hardware information.
- For OS X, download and run
Processor (CPU):
Supported processors >> 1st (Nehalem), 2nd (SandyBridge), 3rd (IvyBridge), 4th generation (Haswell/Crystalwell), 5th generation (Broadwell) and 6th generation (Skylake) Intel Core i series processors including 2011 socket SandyBridge-E/EN/EP, IvyBridge-E/EN/EP and Haswell-E/EN/EP (2011-v3) Core i7/Xeon E3-E5-E7 cpus.
- Core2Duo / Pentium Dual-Core / Core2Extreme / Core2Quad / 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Generation Core series i3/i5/i7, Pentium G, Celeron G / Core i7 SandyBridge-E, IvyBridge-E, Haswell-E series (2011-v1/2/3 socket) / Xeon 3xxx, 5xxx, 6xxx, 7xxx, E3, E5, E7 processors are supported.
- 64-bit capability is a must.
- AMD processors are not supported.
- Intel Atom series processors are not supported
- Most of UEFI/Non-UEFI Intel chipset motherboards are supported.
Simply, chipsets from 945G to Z170 are supported. Common chips are 945, 965, 975, G31, P35, G41, G43, P43, P45, P55, H55, HM55, H61, HM65, HM67, QM67, H67, P67, Z68, Z77, H77, HM77, QM77, QS77, H81, B85, H87, Z87, HM87, HM97, QM87, Z97, Z170, H170, B150, X58, X79, X99 and C6xx. South bridges from ICH5 to newest Intel 10 Series are supported. (ICH5-6-7-8-9-10, 5-6-7-8-9-10 Series)
- Besides the main chipset model, a motherboard has many components. Every component itself may or may not be compatible with Mac OS X. Also, BIOS of the motherboard may be problematic for this OS. Because of these reasons, some motherboards will not be able to run this OS easily, they might need hard efforts in order you to make it work and some of them will never run it. Search google and try it on your computer. If a hardware is compatible with OSX86, then it is compatible with iATKOS, simple as this.
Graphics (GPU):
- Intel HD Graphics (Arrandale Mobile), HD 3000 (Sandy Bridge), HD 4000 (Ivy Bridge), HD 5000 series (Haswell), HD 6000 series (Broadwell) and Intel HD 5xx/7000 series (Skylake) graphics are supported, the rest are not.
- 1st generation Intel Core Desktop Intel HD (Nehalem > Clarkdale/Lynnfield) is not supported.
- Intel Celeron processors' integrated graphics are not supported.
HD 5000 series (Haswell) graphics: HD 4200, HD 4400, HD 4600, HD 5000, HD 5100 (Iris) and HD 5200 (Iris Pro).
HD 6000 series (Broadwell) graphics: HD 5300, HD 5500, HD 5600, HD 6000, HD 6100 (Iris) and HD 6200 (Iris Pro).
HD 5xx/7000 series (Skylake) graphics: HD 510, HD 515, HD 520, HD 530, HD 540 (Iris), HD 550 (Iris), HD 580 (Iris Pro), HD P530, HD P580 (Iris Pro)
Most of the supported chips will work but some of them will need a bit more effort.
- NVIDIA graphics chips from G80 core to the newest Maxwell series are supported on 10.12.x. This does not mean that all of them will work but most of them will work with iATKOS SR.
Simply, NVIDIA 8xxx / 9xxx / 1xx / 2xx / 3xx / 4xx / 5xx / 6xx / 7xx / 8xx / 9xx / 10xx, TI series and many Quadro cards are supported.

>> Optimus technology (which is used on some of Intel/NVIDIA dual gpu laptop computers) is not supported by macOS.
Apple computers use a different method for graphics switching. If you have the setting on your Optimus Laptop's BIOS menu to turn off Optimus, then you might have a chance to make your NVIDIA Mobile work. Otherwise you will have to use your Intel Graphics.
PS: Do not underestimate the power of Intel HD 3000/4000/5000/6000/5xx series graphics, they can beat most of the NVIDIA/ATI mobility, NVIDIA/ATI Mobility gpus are overrated.
- About ATI, Mac OS X 10.12.x and Clover bootloader gives us more hope and less pain about ATI support.
Simply, ATI 7xxx/6xxx/5xxx/4xxx R7/R9 chipsets are supported but of course still more pain and less success comparing with nvidia.
iATKOS EC has some options for ATI's including automated fake device_id generation and framebuffer override packages to make more of the ATI cards work with less pain. Still, many of the users may have to take some additional steps to use their ATI cards after installation.
Network Devices:
- Common wired and wireless network devices that are auto-detected by iATKOS SR.
There are incompatible/problematic chips but most of them will work fine with iATKOS SR.
- Intel Gigabit and Intel Pro/100
- Realtek RTL8111, 8168, 8101E, 8102E, 8131E, 8169, 8110SC, 8169SC
- Atheros AR8121, 8113, 8114, 8131, 8151, 8161, 8171, 8132, 8152, 8162, 8172, e2200/e2201/e2205 (killer)
- Broadcom BCM5722, 5752, 5754, 5754M, 5755, 5755M, 5761, 5761e, 57780, 57781, 57785, 5784M, 5787, 5787M, 5906, 5906M, 57788, 5784M
- Marvell 88E8035, 88E8036, 88E8038, 88E8039, 88E8056, 88E8001
Wireless: Some chips (ie. Atheros AR9380, AR9280, Broadcom BCM4360, BCM4331) are natively supported by macOS. So, this is not the complete wifi support list, this is the additional support list.
- Atheros AR9285, 9287, 9227, 9565
- Broadcom BCM4306, 4311, 4312, 4318, 4322, 4322XX, 4352, 4360X
>> Broadcom wireless models older than BCM4331 may sometimes cause restart on system load (kernel panic), this usually happens on new installs, simply let it restart, it will be fine.
>> Intel wireless ethernet chips are incompatible with macOS, you can not use them on any version of OS X. You need to change it with a compatible Wi-Fi card.
>> Realtek and Ralink wireless ethernets can not be used as Airport Wi-Fi, therefore they are not supported by main iATKOS SR installation.
Some of the Ralink and Realtek Wi-Fi cards can work as wireless ethernet with 3rd party software which you can search on the manifacturers' websites.
- Recommended minimum amount of RAM is 2GB.
- Sound device is auto-detected by iATKOS SR and nearly all of the onboard sound devices are supported.
Disk Space:
- Recommended minimum amount of disk space for installation is 20GB.
(Software RAID and Fusion Drive installation is supported and all operations are automated for all of the bootloaders.)
Mostly, compatibility of a hardware can be defined by its chipset and device id, but this is not a rule. Motherboards/VGA cards/other computers parts with same chipsets and device ids of different brands may have differences that can result with incompatibility.
Therefore > Search and read before asking "Will iATKOS SR work on this hardware/computer?"
If a hardware is absolutely not compatible with OSX86 10.12.x (i.e. Broadcom BCM4313, Atheros AR5007, etc.), then it is also not compatible with iATKOS SR.
You may also see our example installations, visit Wiki HCL pages and other OSX86 platforms for feedbacks.
Do not forget that choosing hardware is your risk.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 08:03:53 AM by chrisNova777 »