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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

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