Z97 PC Mate


The following is my low end Z97 testing system. I currently use Clover Bootloader on this system. Due to Apple removing native Kernel support for Intel Pentium Processors in 10.9 I choose to use 10.8 for the time being. The system is fully functional and even have the Intel Framebuffer loaded for the Integrated GPU on the CPU Die. OpenGL and CL do not work however. The AMD 6870 has been a solid Hackintosh GPU since its release and has native support from 10.6.7 to the latest release of Mac OS X making it a great GPU when going across various Mac OS X versions. This system would be a good entry level system for users with a limited budget.

Operating Systems:

Windows 8.1
Mac OS X 10.8.5


MSI Z97 PC Mate
Intel Pentium Processor G3258 Unlocked @4.5 GHz
Intel HD 4th Gen Graphics
4 GB (2GB x 2) Corsair DDR3 Dominator Series 1600 @ 1600
Corsair 200R
Corsair H60 Water Cooler
PCI Firewire 800
Linksys N300 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Network Adapter
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB GB Sata III (x2)
430 Watt Corsair Power Supply
HP DVD Burner


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Full Geekbench Report can be found here.

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Fully functioning Power Management.

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13 Responses to Z97 PC Mate

  1. Hello I have a Asus Z97-A. BTW thanks for updating the DMG! One question. Have you figured out a solution for NO FRONT AUDIO/Greenport problem with the ALC892 from what I hear there is no solution available yet..

  2. Gopal says:

    I am planning on getting the same CPU/motherboard combo. I would like to run 10.9. I would certainly appreciate any pointers to make this work. Thanks.

  3. Gopal says:

    OK, will hold off until you give the go-ahead.

  4. Salvo says:

    I have this board with a cpu i5 4549 and graphic amd Hd7950,
    I’ve install yosemite with clover, it’s all ok, but sleep don’t work (and hd7950 acceleration)
    What i can do? How can i modify DSDT?

  5. Daniel says:

    i have the same board and same processor and GTX 560. Can i use Niresh 10.8.5 distro?

  6. Daniel says:

    Thanks. Can you send me some tutorial how to install 10.8.5 on this build? (z97pc mate,g3258)

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