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Juan C. Yunis
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@ikir i installed it and you still need to inject the kext to make i work, not sure if true but so far it feels more stable than other betas.

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Posted by: Juan C. Yunis

@ikir i installed it and you still need to inject the kext to make i work, not sure if true but so far it feels more stable than other betas.

Promising


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

 
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Herbie Knann
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Can confirm Radeon VII is flying with Mac OS 10.14.4 beta 6 FCPX Macbook 2017 15" w/Razer Core X plus kext inject. knocking out h264 render as we speak at lightning speed (well, relatively) https://imgur.com/N0EjBxJ

Thanks for the help btw. These communities are precious...

10.14.4 beta 6 Seems to freeze playing video (regular h264), but within fcpx all fine? Macbook 15" 2017 w/razer Core X

Macbook Pro 15" 2017 Radeon VII inside Razer Core X EGPU currently MacOS 10.14.4


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screendor
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I'm a wimp so waiting for the official 10.14.4 release next week--but all good within FCPX?  I'm an editor and purchased the VII and a Akitio Node pro to help my full spec 1027 iMac along--crashes repeatedly due to graphic card issues.  Hoping those are resolved with the VII and 10.14.4.

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itsage
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As of the latest beta (18E220a), PCI ID 66af has not made its way to AMDRadeonX5000.kext so it's unlikely native Radeon VII drivers will roll out with macOS 10.14.4 public release. We can continue injecting the ID into this kext until official drivers arrive.

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Ningauble77
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Also, the fact that the imac Pro was refreshed today with what is presumably a spec-bumped vega 10 based Vega 64X, means Apple may not be in any rush to get Vega 20 drivers out the door officially.

2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2019 ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 [R3K,4C,G] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1909 [build link]  


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Arden Shibley
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Posted by: Ningauble77

Also, the fact that the imac Pro was refreshed today with what is presumably a spec-bumped vega 10 based Vega 64X, means Apple may not be in any rush to get Vega 20 drivers out the door officially.

You mean RVII? Vega 20 is what's inside my Macbook Pro right now.

2018 15" MBP, 2.6GHz 32GB 1TB Vega Pro 20, Razer Core X, AMD Radeon VII (Waiting for OS X Drivers), MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 Wave


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Posted by: Arden Shibley
Posted by: Ningauble77

Also, the fact that the imac Pro was refreshed today with what is presumably a spec-bumped vega 10 based Vega 64X, means Apple may not be in any rush to get Vega 20 drivers out the door officially.

You mean RVII? Vega 20 is what's inside my Macbook Pro right now.

Sorry for the confusion, there are 3 underlying vega chip architectures from AMD, Vega 10, Vega 12 and Vega 20.
Vega 10 and 12 are on a 14nm process, and Vega 20 is on a 7nm process.

Vega 10 and Vega 12 are very similar, I don't know what the difference between them is, perhaps because Vega 12 is mobile-only.

The names of the Vega 10 and 12 based gpus include the number of execution units they contain:
Vega 56 has 56 units, Vega 48 has 48 units, etc.

The confusion is the Radeon Vega Pro 20 chip in the 15" MacBook Pros is actually based on the "Vega 12 Architecture".  It is a 14 nm Vega 12 chip with 20 Compute execution units.

Radeon VII is a 7nm chip based on the "Vega 20 Architecture", and the underlying design is different than the other Vega GPU's launched so far.  It is the only Vega 20 Based design released so far for consumer-oriented cards.  It has 60 execution units but this is not part of the actual product name to avoid comparison with the Vega 10 devices which are not directly comparable (it is substantially faster than Radeon Vega 64 cards with 64 execution units).

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2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2019 ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 [R3K,4C,G] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1909 [build link]  


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Arden Shibley
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Oh damn. Yeah, confusing for sure. Why use numbers that coincide with number of compute units, and if you're gonna do it either go full ham or don't at all. Thanks for the explanation!

Sooo I'm wondering (with my 2018 15" rMBP Vega Pro 20 and Razer Core X) do I bother going with a beta release to get those RVII gains [for video editing mainly]? or do I hold on for public release then kext? Or wait til it's all hoity toity public drivers?

Edit: This is my main machine, I'm on it nearly every day and run a mildly specific list of software on a regular basis. Premiere, Photoshop, Acrobat, Alfred, Drobo, Backblaze, Google Drive Sync. 

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2018 15" MBP, 2.6GHz 32GB 1TB Vega Pro 20, Razer Core X, AMD Radeon VII (Waiting for OS X Drivers), MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 Wave


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Ningauble77
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I would at the very least wait until the general consensus on this board is that the Radeon VII drivers are stable, and even then I would be very reluctant to install a beta OS on a mission critical machine.

2019 16 Macbook Pro + Core v2 + Radeon VII MacOS 10.15.1
Core X Chroma + RTX 2080 Windows 10 1909
Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3, Ryzen 5 3400G + Core v2 + Radeon VII Win10 1909

 
2019 ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 [R3K,4C,G] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core V2) + Win10 1909 [build link]  


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