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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.