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OliverB
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Posted by: Juan C. Yunis

Funny thing is that you can get the VII at discounted price with the 3 games in Newegg, the PowerColor version, it's $679.

Does anybody know if it is supposed to have any difference between different brands? I had three versions (PowerColor, Asus, Sapphire) and they looked exactly the same.?!

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Posted by: itsage

Historically Apple was never in hurry to provide drivers for current generation graphics cards. For example the Polaris GPU series became available on June 29th, 2016. The official support for Polaris GPUs were available with 10.12.6 update on October 31st, 2017. Prior to this software update, we were relying on kext injection to make them work.

The Fiji series, R9 Fury cards have never been officially supported. The drivers were working/non-working through many macOS versions but Apple never used them in any Macs. WWDC19 is when we have a good idea whether Radeon VII would have official support in macOS and eGPU.

Are you giving up on macOS 10.14.5 already? Smile


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Kelvin Tan
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@oliverb no difference except for the stickers. They are otherwise all identical.

using the installmac script I found there’s another Mojave 10.14.4 build apart from the general release, I believe it’s for the new iMacs with Vega 48 support. Anybody tried that variant to see if the Radeon VII works?

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Posted by: Kelvin Tan

using the installmac script I found there’s another Mojave 10.14.4 build apart from the general release, I believe it’s for the new iMacs with Vega 48 support. Anybody tried that variant to see if the Radeon VII works?

That's like an explorer stumbling across a new island and asking anyone else if they've been there first. Nah man, you discovered it, go forth and explore. Haha .... and then report back so we can follow your lead 😀

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Monaldinio
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Posted by: Kelvin Tan

@oliverb no difference except for the stickers. They are otherwise all identical.

using the installmac script I found there’s another Mojave 10.14.4 build apart from the general release, I believe it’s for the new iMacs with Vega 48 support. Anybody tried that variant to see if the Radeon VII works?

That's an downgrade of the vega10 chip with 48 ROPs... 

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OliverB
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Posted by: Juan C. Yunis

Funny thing is that you can get the VII at discounted price with the 3 games in Newegg, the PowerColor version, it's $679.

Yeah, that's why I returned my Sapphire within the 2 weeks margin. Even it worked very well and the package was good lucking. It hurted.
I guess in some monthes I will get it 200 EUR cheaper.

The actual value of Radeon VII is:
- 350 $,
- 600 $ when it is fully supported by MacOSX:

Not one cent more.

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Hopefully we see Radeon VII support before the end of the Mojave cycle (10.14.6), but who knows. Given the plans to release a Mac Pro this year and the number of updates Apple has already made to the Mac lineup, things have been unpredictable (which is great IMO). Also agree with the price points above (if Windows-eGPU stuff is fixed then V64-like prices acceptable IMO).

In other news, for those who may have missed this (pretty sure most since this isn't officially mentioned ;p), the 10.14.4 update now allows users of 2018 (T2) MBPs to reboot in clamshell mode without the need to re-open the lid (previously it would try rebooting and stop - on rare occasion it did work tho). Great for me as I restart often :p. The only remaining thing is EFI/Boot menu over eGPU displays.

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OliverB
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Posted by: mac_editor

... Great for me as I restart often :p. T...

Ha, this is funny. Because my former life (before eGPUs) I never reboot my computer. My machines were sometimes 180 days uptime. Coming from the Unix/Linux world this is standard. But this has changed.

I have to admit, things were easier before, because prior to Direct 10/11 games works quite well in Wine. This isn't the case anymore. You can't play a good modern game without Bootcamp.

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OliverB
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@mac_editor tell me: If you start Bootcamp with an AMD eGPU, do you use the uninstall trick? I do it everytime, I can't stand this Microsoft Basic Adaptor or a black internal display.

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@oliverb I'm a lazy bum so I don't use the trick ;p - just want some seamlessness. Been busy with coursework to do any serious work on the Windows script.

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