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ikir
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Posted by: @mysterylake

@mac_editor

One way I see out of this would be if Apple's new computers support more powerful dGPUs, which we could then use with the improved virtualization software to run Windows apps.

 

Imagine a MacBook Pro with a dGPU more powerful than a mobile RTX2080ti... the days of wimpy AMD dGPUs would be behind us!

 

One can always dream..

 

AMD are the best voice for low and mid range, they are booming the best high end choices, better at multitasking and Metal. Nvidia also is universally hated by other tech companies. Lastets generation MacBook Pro 16" have very good GPU considering their sizes!!


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Posted by: @ghost82

I'm running out of ideas...it seems I'm missing the last step, like seal again the volume or disable the seal check (I was thinking that SSV is disabled by authenticated-root....).

 

Try updating Preboot volume for your boot volume using:

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Leovinus
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Just a general question: Has Apple updated the Radeon driver stack in Big Sur, and/or even between beta releases? Is there a way to check the versions?

I don't run Big Sur myself and wouldn't know how to check it if I did. But it'd be interesting to see wether or not Apple is providing stability and performance updates in this new release that are GPU driver specific and not the result of overall OS tweaking.

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Monppery
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Okay,to upgrade to macOS 11 Big Sur,this is what I am trying to do on my Catalina recently,how do i get macos big sur dmg file?But failed to find anything on Apple's official website.

Fortunately,i found this.

https://www.uubyte.com/upgrade-to-macos-big-sur.html

The content and skills involved in upgrading to macos big sur are very comprehensive.

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

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Mini i5
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@monppery

Don't upgrade. It's beta software, not a finished product.

It's meant for testing on a 2nd or 3rd Mac - one you don't need to use.

https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/

 

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Adrian L
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Hi @mac_editor and @itsage,

I am planning to upgrade my Macbook Pro 15 early 2013 with the Big Sur (w/ the micropatcher).

Do you know if purge-wrangler is working on an older "unsupported" mac like mine?

My machine is connected to a Radeon VII x Razer Core X eGPU and dual boot to macOS 10.15.7 & 10 Windows 2004 which is my main work machine and my gaming machine... I need to test out Big Sur because I am writing a new book that teaches people how to build apps for iOS 14...

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mac_editor
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@adrian_l, it should work, since that Mac supported Catalina. You can try testing the script via the advanced handbook on its GitHub page. Support should be available to everyone with script version v6.3.0.

 

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2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
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itsage
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@mac_editor, A first for macOS, 11.0.1 Dev Beta is available but we're not hearing anything about the actual public launch of Big Sur?!

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craftsman
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Posted by: @leovinus

Just a general question: Has Apple updated the Radeon driver stack in Big Sur, and/or even between beta releases? Is there a way to check the versions?

Drivers get updated with each yearly upgrade because some of the hooks into the system change and sometimes Metal is updated too.

Big Sur's GPU performance for 3D is in line with Catalina. Compute performance for 1st gen Navi is very improved in Geekbench, the same as before in Luxmark. Support for 4K HDR is also included.

Doubtful that full or optimal support for 2nd gen Navi will be ready until a few more system updates. Maybe macOS 11.1 in early new year but would be nice earlier for anyone who wants to risk a 6800/6900 eGPU.

Posted by: @itsage

@mac_editor, A first for macOS, 11.0.1 Dev Beta is available but we're not hearing anything about the actual public launch of Big Sur?!

There's a few small loose ends to tidy up. New Macs will probably ship with 11.0.1 preinstalled. Everyone else will get the GM soon.

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Leovinus
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@craftsman, thanks for the response! But while the GPU performance is unchanged, there could be other things hiding in the driver. Like stability improvements. I would assume if the GPU driver gets a new number some tweaks were made. Edge case enhancements or low level house-keeping etc. That's why I asked about the driver number.

 

Of course I'm a little miffed there wasn't at least some performance uplift as Apple has such a tight integration of their OS with AMD specific architectures. Navi is a new architecture, surely some improvements could be wrung out from it after the first iteration of drivers. But that's as may be.

 

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