[Fix] AMD GPU crash on macOS Catalina

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GIGABYTE Z370 AROUS GAMING 3
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10.14.6
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Fix AMD GPU crash on macOS Catalina

With some of the Z390 Motherboard there is a known crash with the AMD GPU running macOS Catalina. When checking the panic log, i got to know about the GPU reset issue. This guide covers the fixing of AMD GPU crashing on macOS Catalina.

The fix is so simple. You just need to tweak the BIOS settings and config.plist

BIOS Settings
To access your BIOS/UEFI, press and hold Delete key on your Keyboard. The key maybe different in your case. Refer to your Motherboard Guide/Manual.
  • Set Initial Display Output to PCIe 1 slot.
  • Set Internal Graphics to Enabled.
  • Save & Exit Setup.
Changing your SMBIOS
The next step is to change your SMBIOS. Change your SMBIOS to iMac 19,1. For more information on changing SMBIOS, follow this guide:

Restart your system
Once you've done all the above steps, restart the system.

Now you can run Apps without GPU crashing!