Is there any hope for using R9 290 with Catalina 10.15.3?

Is there any hope for using R9 290 with Catalina 10.15.3?  


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Currently my configuration is Mac mini 2018 + Razer CoreX + Sapphire r9 290 Vapor x trix 4GB, with Catalina 10.15.3.

I've tried both purge-wrangler and automate-egpu but no one can work.

Using purge-wrangler, there is wrong eGPU on system information, "HD8xxx" in PCI and there is no eGPU in display section (also no icon on the top of the bar). On the other hand, automate-egpu shows eGPU shows there is AMD eGPU in system information but eGPU still does not work. (no display via eGPU).

Is R9 290 with Catalina is bad configuration for eGPU? I've found several articles about R9 290 but nothing optimistic. Is there any hope? Have I buy RX580/570 for better configuration ?

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@jin-woo_moon Did you try enabling “Legacy AMD Support” in Purge-Wrangler?


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