Vanilla AMD Hackintosh
The AMD distros are designed to be ran on various different hardware combinations, while a vanilla install is made for your specific hardware. This means that your install will only have what it needs and no extra useless junk.
Tailor made for your hardware
A vanilla install doesn't have any unneeded kexts or modifications which could cause issues.
Making your own install teaches you a lot more about how hackintoshing works which in turn makes it easier for you to troubleshoot any potential issues.
The good, the bad and the ugly:
- AMD Ryzen CPUs
- Native USB
- Native Audio
- The latest version of macOS High Sierra
So much works, that it is easier to say what doesn't so here we go:
- AMD FX CPUs (I don't have one to use for testing)
- Internal Graphics. Be it an AMD Ax CPU or one of the G Ryzen chips, the GPU will not work.
- Lower GPU performance, more specifically:
- About 10% lower on AMD GPUs
About 75% lower on Nvidia GPUs
- I have been told that this is not the case. Performance varies a lot per model, but it is safe to assume it is a lot lower than on Windows.
- iMessage, FaceTime