As we know that the most of essential hardware part to make installation of macOS system processes on a custom hackintosh PC run smoothly is the Graphics card. Beside what is the Motherboard brand and CPU model you run with, is it core 2 duo, core i3, i5, i7 or i9 maybe?!.
Without a known compatible working GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit) that supported to run macOS system on non Apple computers (Hackintosh). You may still can run a macOS system. But! you will not be able to enjoy the amazing macOS system in a full experience.
This time, I will share about those working Graphics cards that will work flawlessly without making you busy in hackintosh installation process. And if you previously follow my guid on how to make hackintosh bootable usb drive, then it should not make you get too confused with technical stuff 🙂
If you are new visitor of this blog, you can found my guid on how to make macOS bootable Usb drive for vanilla hackintosh. To make from Windows you can found the guid here. To make it from macOS you can found here.
In this post I’ve made a list of known working GPUs component for hackintosh project. Is based on my own experience and from few hackintosher friends I’ve meet on the internet that’s success with their hackintosh project. And some are by doing a little ‘research’ of course.
My self was using nVidia card which is NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT Series and the memory is only 512 MB. And it works just fine to run all apps and the system it self with full acceleration without getting any lag or glitch etc.
So, in this list you will found graphics cards in low price too. If you plan to build your new hackintosh pc or just want to put one on your existing PC.
Take a note! that this is not a complete shout out of working GPU’s. This is just a list that I know my self and it’s proven works for running macOS on hackintosh PC.
In this case price won’t matter, because not all cards will works for hackintosh even the price is high in the ‘class.’ you know.
Here, I just ‘try’ to provide things that surely works 🙂
Okay! here they are;
List of Working Graphics Cards For Hackintosh
nVidia 8000 Series
nVidia 9000 Series
nVidia GT 8000 series ( this is the card that I use for my hackintosh project)
nVidia GT 200 Series
nVidia GT 400 Series
nVidia GT 500 Series
nVidia GT 600 Series
nVidia GT 700 Series
nVidia GT 520M, 540M and 630M ( laptop with discrete GPUs ) nVidia GTX Titan (t )
nVidia GTX 675M, 760M, 765M, 770MnVidia Quadro 1000M, 2000M
nVidia Quadro 4000nVidia NVS 5200M [ Most hackintosher will tell you to stay away from the Ti Series which are awfull to get Full QE/CI, and so do I .. ]
You can search them at Amazon
ATI Radeon :
Search this card at Amazon here Amazon
Search this MSi graphics card at Amazon here Amazon
Just closing words
Okay that’s all for now. I know it’s not a complete list. I am not promise but I will try to keep updating this list for other working GPU’s for hackintosh.
If you have experience with other graphics cards that work beside the list above, please share it in comment section below. I really appreciate if you do that. It also will help other peoples to found the right and working Graphics card for their hackintosh project.
I know it’s not easy to install macOS on hackintosh PC, but it can be done with the right method, a working graphics card and a little patience of course.
Hope this post useful and I hope you enjoy reading my post too.
And please let me know about your experience with your hackintosh for working graphics card by sharing with us here. Thanks! 🙂