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TB3 blacklist in OSX bypassed

One of our forum members has successfully bypassed blacklist of tb3 devices in macos and running egpu in razer core on new mbp.

More here

For anyone skilled enough who wants to repeat it.
“After digging around, it looks like the decision is made by IOThunderboltFamily. There is a shouldSkipEnumeration function and by patching it to always return false”

RX 480 already works in osx 10.12

More news:

Using same trick as for R9 Nano it was possible to get new RX 480 card working in osx.

Not very stable.

more info in forum.

MacOS 10.12 brings Fiji acceleration support finally

Good news from our friends.

One can get working acceleration (and finally a full working driver) on amd Fiji cards (R9 Fury/X/Nano)

Just add device id (0x73001002) into Baffins section (AMDBaffinGraphicsAccelerator) in /System/Library/Extensions/AMDRadeonX4000.kext/Contents/Info.plist

Caveat – so far it only works on nmp as eGPU, some code that is checking for nmp is in place.

More here – Forum post

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macOS 10.12 and MacPro1,1/2,1

Bad news for everyone who still uses 65-nm intel cpu based on conroe arch (for example MP1,1/2,1).

SSE4 is being used now in system application and these cpus a missing it.

For example, trying to run macOS 10.12 on MP1,1/MP2,1 will give a panic because launchd process (init process, if it dies – kernel in panic) dies with signal 4 (illegal instruction).

Your only hope is when 10.12 released and sources code for kernel becomes available, if somebody will implement sse4,1 emulator (similar to sse3 emulation in the past)

macOS 10.12 now uses Metal for GUI

Good news.

It’s not intel-only now.

On Nvidia (and most likely amd cards too) the GUI of macOS 10.12 now runs on top of metal, not OpenGL.

macOS sierra is locked in

Notice something missing in this control panel

More under cut
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macOS 10.12 brings new amd drivers same old nvidia drivers

amd drivers has new amd9500Controller.kext which is for polaris gpus (0x67E01002 0x67FF1002 0x67C01002 0x67DF1002)

amdRadeonX4000.kext has new graphics accelerator – AMDBaffinGraphicsAccelerator (Polaris 11)  (0x67E01002 0x67FF1002 0x67EF1002)

still no fiji accele support, Polaris 10 only framebuffer support, Polaris 11 has full support – apple is working on some new macs with Polaris 11 included, AMD today announced new cards as well, RX460 (P11 based), RX470/RX480 (P10 based)

 

nvidia – new driver finally, but still no GM100 kext, so no maxwell.  355.10.05b02

List of nvidia pascal silicons

Hello

If one will look into bios of 1080 then this list of released/coming gpu chips can be found

gp100
gp102
gp104
gp106
gp107
gp107f
gp108
Thanks to MVC for finding this out.

NVME Driver for OSX

Hello.

It’s announcement of availability of nvme driver for osx.

The driver is done by JimJ and avialable exclusively from MacVidCards.com

You can get the driver here – http://www.macvidcards.com/nvme-driver1.html

It’s osx driver, not efi driver. You can use nvme as data storage, not boot drive.

On hackint0sh side tho nvme could be used for booting if uefi driver for it present.

Big thanks to JimJ for developing this driver.

Enjoy.

Come on Apple, improve your 3d drivers

Few tests with same config (R9 290x, MP3,1, 2×2.8 GHZ cpu) in Unigine Valley. I know this cpu sucks for valley, but it’s enough to compare different OS/drivers.

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