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reaperclaw
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August 9, 2018 6:19 pm  

Hello, I was just wondering if anyone has successfully used an r9 390x on the new MBP 15 inch. I have an old card laying around, but I don't want to waste money on an enclosure to discover that my r9 390x will not post. Thanks 😛

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February 11, 2019 12:06 am  

2018 MBP 15"  touchbar  R555x + Akitio node pro (sapphire r9 390x) 

1. mac os mojave can't use 390x 

2. bootcamp ( external ssd windows to go ) can use 390x successfully.

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OliverB
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February 11, 2019 12:25 am  
Posted by: Sungwoo Chang

2018 MBP 15"  touchbar  R555x + Akitio node pro (sapphire r9 390x) 

1. mac os mojave can't use 390x 

Are you sure? There are quite a number of Legacy AMD Chips that can be used in Mojave, thanks you @mac_editor's purge-wrangler. I personally tested Fiji and Tahiti positive. R9 390X is Grenada and could work, too.

2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


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