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OliverB
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Posted by: Defoler

You can try and get it from here.

I was told  this was forbidden.

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zulg
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You have to sign up for an account. Not super great UX there.

Also am a noob - following the directions and using Kextbeast and Kext wizard, neither seem to be able to install a kext into /Extensions. I repair permissions and restart, but nothing has changed...

(MBP 2018 15" 10.14.4 Public release)

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Defoler
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Posted by: zulg

You have to sign up for an account. Not super great UX there.

Also am a noob - following the directions and using Kextbeast and Kext wizard, neither seem to be able to install a kext into /Extensions. I repair permissions and restart, but nothing has changed...

(MBP 2018 15" 10.14.4 Public release)

Did you try follow this or this
Maybe you didn't do the kext rebuild, so it still has the older one linked to?

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itsage
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Do not share Apple kext files. They are copyrighted properties. It's also not safe for your system due to unknown sources and different versions. Read up on the procedures to modify the appropriate kext file yourself if you need to make the Radeon VII work in macOS atm.

Posted by: ikir

Are you giving up on macOS 10.14.5 already? Smile

Apple rolls out the drivers whenever they want to. I used the Polaris official support as an example to set the right expectation. It's typically a year or so before the newest cards have proper drivers in macOS.

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zulg
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Ah great, I hadn't turned that up searching. Thanks!

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Ningauble77
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Posted by: itsage

Do not share Apple kext files. They are copyrighted properties. It's also not safe for your system due to unknown sources and different versions. Read up on the procedures to modify the appropriate kext file yourself if you need to make the Radeon VII work in macOS atm.

Posted by: ikir

Are you giving up on macOS 10.14.5 already? Smile

Apple rolls out the drivers whenever they want to. I used the Polaris official support as an example to set the right expectation. It's typically a year or so before the newest cards have proper drivers in macOS.

This is true, tho to be fair when they were providing support for add-in pcie graphics cards it was for a platform that hadn't been updated since 2010.  Egpu is an included feature on almost all of their current mac lineup from the mini to the air to pros to the imacs, and if driver support is equivalent to their obsoleted Mac Pro support, it will be very disappointing. 

I am just worried they are dragging their feet to limit competition to the built in options in the mac lineup, many which come at a significant upsale cost.  My guess is official Radeon VII support will launch with the 2019 mac pro redesign, unless something miraculous happens and they decide to use nvidia chips in it (I've almost lost all hope of Mojave nvidia support, but the fact nvidia keeps hiring graphics driver engineers explicitly to work on metal support puzzles me).  There doesn't seem to be anything else on AMD's roadmap appropriate for a high end Mac Pro.  With luck, fully functional drivers may be incorporated before this happens but I'm not holding my breath about that, either.

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Pixl
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Hey guys, I tried to install the Kext you listed above, it did not let me install manually with terminal and with KextBeast it installed but it does not work. 

Wich exact original kext file do I have to edit and write in the Radeon VIV ID?

thanks in advance

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ikir
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10.14.5 dev beta 1 is out!!! A new hope 🙂


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itsage
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Apple added PCI ID 66AF to AMDRadeonX5000.kext in the latest beta [18F96h]. Radeon VII eGPU should be plug-and-play with this 10.14.5 beta version now.

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OliverB
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What about performance and stability? Have those improved?

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