My Hackintosh Build (OpenCore) Part 4


My hackintosh did not stay on macOS Monterey (12) for long. I upgraded to Ventura (13) in June and did not run into any issues. Everything that was working in Monterey, still runs fine in Ventura.

My Hackintosh Desktop & About My Mac

Hardware Components

My hardware remained unchanged from macOS Monterey.

  • Apple Magic Trackpad
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard (4th generation)
  • BitFenix Prodigy M case
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler
  • Crucial MX500 1TB 2.5″ SSD
  • Fenvi FV-T919 Wifi 802.11ac with Bluetooth 4.0 PCI-E adapter
  • Fractal Design Aspect 12 RGB fans [replacing noisy default case fans]
  • Gigabyte Z490M Gaming X motherboard
  • Gigabyte Radeon RX480 4GB Gaming GPU
  • G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 RAM [running at 2133 MHz with XMP turned off]
  • Intel Core i5-10400 CPU
  • Seasonic Focus SGX-500 PSU

Setup & Benchmarks

The EFI folder structure for Ventura remains unchanged from Monterey.

EFI Folder Layout

Cinebench R23 scores in Ventura are similar to those in Monterey.

Cinebench R23 Scores

I used the Geekbench version 6.1.0 to benchmark Ventura which can not be directly compared to Geekbench version 5.5.0 scores for Monterey from my previous post on this topic.

Geekbench 6 CPU Scores
Geekbench 6 GPU OpenCL Score
Geekbench 6 GPU Metal Score

What Is Next

Apple is dropping support for a lot of Intel Macs in the next macOS release Sonoma. Some have speculate that Apple will stop supporting the rest of Intel Macs in the macOS release following Sonoma and I agree with that sentiment. The early adopters in the hackintosh community have also discovered that Broadcom wireless chips do not work in Sonoma betas as Apple no longer need to support them anymore. Some have managed to get Broadcom wireless working in Sonoma betas on their hackintoshes with OCLP (OpenCore Legacy Patcher). However, OCLP is meant for genuine Macs, not hackintoshes. Therefore, success is far from certain here for other hackintoshers, including me.

The writing has been on the wall for awhile. I have scrapped the plan to build a Ryzentosh. I do not know whether I will upgrade to Sonoma or not. That decision will be heavily depended on other hackintoshers’ experience at getting Broadcom wireless working in Sonoma with OCLP. No matter what, this has been a very interesting experience.

As always, this article was composed in Firefox on the hackintosh. All screenshots were captured and edited (with GIMP) on the hackintosh.