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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

Comments

  1. Ori69
    June 14th, 2016 | 6:45 am

    Which version of OpenCL?

  2. June 14th, 2016 | 10:25 am

    […] WWDC di ieri. L’hacker Netkas, un personaggio noto nella comunità degli smanettoni Mac, ha individuato i driver per le GPU AMD Polaris 10 e 11. Si tratta del processore grafico che Apple probabilmente […]

  3. cmf
    June 14th, 2016 | 12:17 pm

    OpenGL/OpenCL have not been updated. Still 4.1 and 1.2, no new extensions or anything.
    Finally some less outdated nvidia drivers though, yay … no sign of Maxwell (or even Pascal, lol) however, as netkas said.

  4. June 14th, 2016 | 2:45 pm

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  5. Sethesh
    June 14th, 2016 | 5:22 pm

    Have you search about the Vega keyword ?

  6. June 15th, 2016 | 1:34 pm
  7. June 16th, 2016 | 12:08 am

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  8. Elebato
    June 17th, 2016 | 9:30 am

    […]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) […]

    Does that mean the AMD RX460 would work in a MacPro without Problems, but the RX470/RX480 wouldn’t?

  9. Fl0r!an
    June 18th, 2016 | 8:32 am

    “Does that mean the AMD RX460 would work in a MacPro without Problems, but the RX470/RX480 wouldn?t?”
    The RX 460 has at least a chance to work (drivers may still be crappy).
    All other Polaris cards won’t work for now.

  10. Tom01
    June 19th, 2016 | 4:03 pm

    > Does that mean the AMD RX460 would work in a MacPro without Problems, but the RX470/RX480 wouldn’t?

    We will see, when macOS 10.12 gets released.
    It could be possible, that the RX 480 works with the RadeonFrameBuffer.

  11. thirrouard
    June 27th, 2016 | 4:49 am

    Hey guys ! I have a RX 480 in hand, tried on my Mac Pro 4,1 (patched 5,1), and the good news is that is starts and don’t give KP, it’s a good start. But bad news is that the fan were spinning super fast and 3D acceleration wasn’t working.
    Card was recognized at “AMD Radeon R9 xxx 8192 MB”.
    Maybe that’s where the problem is ? Didn’t recognize it was RX but recognized R9 ?
    Unless AMD decided to change the name of the Polaris 10 cards, because I saw some places were also thinking the name would be R9 something

    Anyway, 10.12 is in early beta still, and card isn’t released yet, so that’s why I said it’s a good sign… we might have working driver when 10.12 comes !

    //If you really have RX 480 card then you need to follow same routine as for Fiji cards – http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,11566.0.html, but your dev-id is 67DF, not 7300

  12. Robert
    September 14th, 2016 | 1:55 pm

    Does it matter how much GDDR5 the cards come with (2GB/4GB/8GB)?

  13. Robert
    September 28th, 2016 | 11:52 am

    I don’t know why my previous comment from 2+ weeks ago doesn’t appear. So I’m trying again : Does it matter how much GDDR5 the cards come with (2GB/4GB/8GB)?
    More specifically : Do the drivers check for a specific amount of GDDR5 on the cards ?

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