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ikir
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We must be patient, but i'm I will refresh this page like a crazy 🙂 

i’m still not sure the support will come this fast anyway, fingers crossed.


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
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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]  


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Defoler
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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 have the same problem when I connect the radeon VII.
When using the RTX 2080, that doens't happen.
At least under macOS.
I expect that it is because of the drivers not being up to par. Once 10.14.4 comes out, I expect it to be fixed.

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Juan C. Yunis
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Not sure why, but this doesn't happen to me anymore since i updated the BIOS, could it be that it works different with a Mac Mini 2018?

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Robin_Martin
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We have a new beta this morning (10.14.4 beta 5). Anyone had a chance to try it yet for Radeon VII support?

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Juan C. Yunis
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@robin_martin i just installed it and no luck, i had to manually inject the device id and it is still recognized as a vega10 unknown prototype.

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Kelvin Tan
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@juan_c_yunis how's stability on MacOS? Am keen to try out the Radeon VII again since I got a new card from RMAing my first one, but if it still crashes etc I can't use it as a daily driver.

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


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I can confirm what @juan_c_yunis said. Same as previous 10.14.4 betas, the PCI ID 66af is only found in two kexts, AMDRadeonX5000HWServices.kext and AMD10000Controller.kext. In order to make it work, we need to inject the PCI ID into AMDRadeonX5000.kext to borrow Vega 10 drivers. Official macOS drivers for the Radeon VII may not arrive in 10.14.4 public release at this rate.

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Juan C. Yunis
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@itsage yeah, exactly my thoughts. At this point it feels that it won't make it.

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itsage
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My hope is that a variant of the Radeon VII is going to make it in the new Mac Pro. WWDC is 3 months away so Apple probably is taking their time optimizing the drivers.

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ikir
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@itsage
Still unstable? It is completely normal, just to know even if we need manual edit maybe stability has improved


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB 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]  


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