2013 15" MacBook Pro [4th,4C,H] + RX Vega 56 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (AKiTiO Node) + macOS 10.14.3 [Shadethegrey]
- Late 2013 Macbook Pro 2.6 i7 Iris Pro 1536
- MacOS 10.14.3 (18D109)
- Internal Display
MacOS only build.
99% plug and play. Booted into recovery, ran csrutil disable, shutdown macbook. Booted macbook with GPU attached (I have the dreaded Thunderbolt shutdown problem), ran purge-wrangler.sh, only enabled AMD GPU, nothing else. Restarted Macos, GPU showed attached and functional.
Valley Benchmark - Internal Display
- 1440x900 Medium Settings Min/Max 29/89
- 1440x900 High Settings 28/79
- 2560x1600 High Settings 24/52
Significant improvement in running Elder Scrolls Online. I was running 1024x768 on the intel GPU, it did ok on a few higher settings but was choppy, most everything on low. Now I set it on 1440x900, settings on medium to high, with most of the extras on and it runs better than before. A stutter here and there, but still nice. Would probably be able to squeeze more frames out of it with an external monitor, but I am trying to minimize cables.
The Vega gets really warm, the fan on the MSI will push out some heat. Hopefully soon there will be a way to keep the fan on constantly, but it seems to do ok right now. I don't have any way to check the temps. It's not something you want to grab and hang onto while its running full tilt.
Update: Ran a 2nd Valley with external display.
Valley - External Display
- 1600x900 - High Settings 36/124
- 1600x900 - Ultra Settings 31/133
I don't know about the higher end framerate on the Ultra settings. Runs very well on a simple Dell 1600x900 monitor.
The Radeon blower revs up and down once it's getting more bandwidth not having to send it back to the internal monitor. Gets a bit loud, but doesn't bother me that much considering how well it works. Might bother some who want a silent workspace.