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Roedi78
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@eightarmedpet , @juan_c_yunis as far as I can say, the VII is a little quieter than my Vega64 (same enclosure) under load (not OC) and in idle mode the fans are off!

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OliverB
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@itsage, Great man, I know you could do it 😀

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Eightarmedpet
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@juan_c_yunis cheers for the info! I wonder if it would be over kill for me with my dual core Macbook (compared to your proper desktop CPU Mac mini)?
I'll go hunt out your build guide now ( as its not linked in your signature  😉 ), my use case is FCP and some PS in macOS but mainly games in Bootcamp, loving my Vega 56 (outperforms my previous 1070 in most games) but it aint half noisy...

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OliverB
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Posted by: itsage

Even though the drivers are not finalized, this Radeon VII looks to be a computing beast. Not sure why AMD pushed it as a gaming card. 

That's easy to answer: Money. Many more people spent money for gaming than for computing- and it's not a gaming card as the not-more-than-ok Unigine Benchmarks show.

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2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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barefeats
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I did the patch on my iMac Pro. Runs GFXBench Metal, LuxMark, Geekbench Compute, Heaven, and Valley. Hangs the system when I try to run DaVinci Resolve and TW:Warhammer II.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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itsage
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Posted by: mac_editor

@itsage Good find. The first to get Radeon VII going on macOS. One could use a codeless kext to accomplish the same (slightly neater IMO).

Totally agree. This was a quick and dirty way to see if it works. Hopefully we don't need this in a few weeks.

 

Posted by: Kelvin Tan

This is great! Does the Radeon VII works in bootcamp as an XConnect GPU?

Yes it does. Here's my other build for Boot Camp using the Radeon VII.

 

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Posted by: itsage

... AMDRadeon5000.kext was the one to inject 0x66AF1002. ...

@itsage I assume you mean "AMDXRadeon5000.kext" ?

I was too excited and forgot the X. Made the correction on OP now. Thank you!

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miket
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Posted by: OliverB
Posted by: itsage

Even though the drivers are not finalized, this Radeon VII looks to be a computing beast. Not sure why AMD pushed it as a gaming card. 

That's easy to answer: Money. Many more people spent money for gaming than for computing- and it's not a gaming card as the not-more-than-ok Unigine Benchmarks show.

Actually, that's because VII was originally built as Radeon Instinct MI60 Accelerator (very expensive) and then downscale it to sell it as a gaming card.

That's why this isn't a new generation card, it's just a 7nm die-shrink and optimized version. 

 

If you're impressed with this card (even tho it is still very power-hungry), wait for Navi later this year. 

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mac_editor
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Posted by: OliverB

That's easy to answer: Money. Many more people spent money for gaming than for computing- and it's not a gaming card as the not-more-than-ok Unigine Benchmarks show.

Unigine benchmarks are not necessarily representative of overall gaming performance, but you're right - overall the RVII is turning out to be great for productivity workloads. It's also good to see the power spikes have been dealt with.

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Juan C. Yunis
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@mac_editor I agree, at first i wasn't so sure to buy it but then i found someone was interested in my vega 64 for about the same price i paid for it so i went ahead and bought it, and honestly i couldn't be happier with it, i definitely see the 30-40% improvements in some games when gaming in my mac mini 2018.

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Kelvin Tan
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Can someone share the AMDxRadeon5000.kext file here? Not updated to dev beta and want to see if it works with stock 10.14.3. Thanks!

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