Notifications
Clear all

Radeon VII compatible with Mac?  

 of  68
  RSS

itsage
(@itsage)
Illustrious Member Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
 

@juan_c_yunis and @screendor The details are in my build guide. Basically add 0x66af1002 to AMDXRadeon5000.kext.

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (VisionTek mini eGFX) + macOS 11 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


ReplyQuote
ikir
 ikir
(@ikir)
Prominent Member
Joined: 4 years ago
 

New dev beta to test!!


MacBook Pro 2020 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.3Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


ReplyQuote
itsage
(@itsage)
Illustrious Member Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
 

I ran the update and checked AMDXRadeon5000.kext but 0x66af1002 is not in there yet.

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (VisionTek mini eGFX) + macOS 11 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


ReplyQuote
Juan C. Yunis
(@juan_c_yunis)
Reputable Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 

@itsage do you see any improvements? Also, does it say prototype?

2018 Mac Mini Core i7 8700B 32GB RAM 512GB SSD + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII


ReplyQuote
ikir
 ikir
(@ikir)
Prominent Member
Joined: 4 years ago
 
Posted by: itsage

I ran the update and checked AMDXRadeon5000.kext but 0x66af1002 is not in there yet.

Damn i was really hoping for this!


MacBook Pro 2020 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.3Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


ReplyQuote
editology
(@editology)
New Member
Joined: 1 year ago
 

Hey @ikir,  I too purchased the Radeon VII & Razer Core with the plans to rock my '18 MBP and more specifically Davinci Resolve/C4D/AE....  and possibly some gaming when work is done.    I initially had HighSierra on it and it kinda recognized it as an unknown.. so I had hope ... then dove into eGPU.io (#amazingresource) and am caught up and waiting patiently until our day comes...  thanks for verifying that I'm not crazy for buying combo (#hadtohaveit).   Eyes/ears=Open.    Best, Ron

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

.

ReplyQuote
Barretts
(@barretts)
New Member
Joined: 2 years ago
 
Posted by: editology

Hey @ikir,  I too purchased the Radeon VII & Razer Core with the plans to rock my '18 MBP and more specifically Davinci Resolve/C4D/AE....  and possibly some gaming when work is done.    I initially had HighSierra on it and it kinda recognized it as an unknown.. so I had hope ... then dove into eGPU.io (#amazingresource) and am caught up and waiting patiently until our day comes...  thanks for verifying that I'm not crazy for buying combo (#hadtohaveit).   Eyes/ears=Open.    Best, Ron

I am exactly in the same boat and have been checking this thread every day for any good news. Currently running Radeon VII on Razer Core on 18 MacBook Pro but via Bootcamp. Games run good but my biggest complaint is if the computer sleeps or shuts down while the eGPU is connected the fans on the Radeon VII card will run at full speed, and f I don't disconnect or shut down the eGPU the fans will run for hours. Anyone currently running it on bootcamp and has similar issues? More importantly, is there a fix or solution to this because I hate to keep disconnecting and  reconnecting my eGPU? I have updated the bios of the card but that did not fix it.

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

.

ReplyQuote
Kelvin Tan
(@kelvin_tan)
Estimable Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 

@barretts Have the Radeon VII on a Razer Core X, and the fans runs at full speed too if system sleeps or shuts down. Only way is to disconnect TB cable, or power off Razer Core X. @juan_c_yunis commented updating the firmware helps with this issue, but I've updated and it's still the same.

Funnily, the Radeon VII in a Mantiz Venus, paired with a Thinkpad X1 Tablet g3 works. The fans don't blast away when the system goes to sleep or shutdown. I'm not sure what to make of it too.

X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


ReplyQuote
Barretts
(@barretts)
New Member
Joined: 2 years ago
 
Posted by: Kelvin Tan

@barretts Have the Radeon VII on a Razer Core X, and the fans runs at full speed too if system sleeps or shuts down. Only way is to disconnect TB cable, or power off Razer Core X. @juan_c_yunis commented updating the firmware helps with this issue, but I've updated and it's still the same.

Funnily, the Radeon VII in a Mantiz Venus, paired with a Thinkpad X1 Tablet g3 works. The fans don't blast away when the system goes to sleep or shutdown. I'm not sure what to make of it too.

I was using a Vega 64 in the Razer Core X a few weeks back and did not run into this issue.

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

.

ReplyQuote
Kelvin Tan
(@kelvin_tan)
Estimable Member
Joined: 3 years ago
 

@barretts the Vega 56/64 works well in the core X, it's what I'm using too till the driver situation get sorted. Hopefully when the official driver drops it'll fixfthis full fan blast issue too.

X1 Yoga Gen3, X1 Tablet Gen 3, MacBook Pro 15" 2018
Razer Core X / Mantiz Venus
Asrock Radeon VII, Zotac Nvidia 1080Ti Amp Core Extreme, Powercolor Vega 56 reference (flashed to V64 bios)


Barretts liked
ReplyQuote
 of  68