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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 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

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.

(Read the article)

We have eGPU subform openned

Btw, we have eGPU subform now at forum.netkas.org to tell more about using eGPU in OS X via ThunderBolt

Join us.

egpu mini

New imacs…

M290X is radeon HD 7870 but at lower 900 mhz core clock. A bit slower than 780M you can find in current Imac.
and it comes with 2 gigs of vram, kidding?

M295X is some tonga chip, probably full tonga chip ( equal to 7970). Will be like one D700 of newMacPro.
4 gig vram here.

That’s too weak to play anything at 5K, they even will struggle at 2560×1440. Only for 1080p gaming.

Little Teaser

go here

Slow Radeons 7xxx+ on MacPro3,1

It’s known for a while that GCN radeons are low performers on 2008 MacPro using OSX 10.9

And the reason for this is…..

AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext

Apple fucked up some CPU power management resulting in videocard not running properly. plz fix.

Just remove AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext and AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient.kext if you like to workaround it, speedstepping still works, cpu isn’t hot/cosuming a lot, still drops the clocks.

 

Fuck you AMD!

Wanna use AMD and nvidia card in one system, AMD says no.
wanna use radeon 2600xt (uses legacy driver) and modern videocard in one system? AMD says no

AMD has the worst driver programmers I ever saw. To be able to have two different display drivers running in one system is just too hard for their small retarded minds. Every driver release gets worse. fuck you AMD!

AMD Radeons R9 29..whatever

This wednesday AMD gonna announce online their new videocards, some of them might be able to beat gtx Titan.

OSX 10.9’s amd driver seems to know something about these new cards already

Radeon HD Hawaii XT Prototype
Radeon HD Hawaii PRO Prototype
Radeon HD Hawaii Unknown Prototype

not much tho, but we might hope for osx support sooner than later.

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