Radeon RX 590 support in 10.13? 10.14?  

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November 15, 2018 5:05 pm  

I bought an enclosure a couple weeks ago, have been utilizing a modified GTX465 (Quadro 4000) and it works as expected, however i'm wanting to get more performance and native support for the GPU from the OS. Utilizing the NVIDIA card is a tad hacky, and i think going with AMD would be the better choice.

My googling this morning didn't turn up much on the topic, but has anyone heard about support for the Radeon RX 590 that was released today in OS X 10.13 and/or 10.14?

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theitsage
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November 15, 2018 5:26 pm  

The RX 590's PCI ID is 67DF. It should work in macOS but may be recognized as RX 580/Ellesmere until Apple has proper identification for it. This card competes in a tough spot. RX 580 is low $200s while RX Vega 56 is mid $300s.

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November 15, 2018 7:25 pm  

The RX580 is already sub-200$ after rebates on Newegg at this point, and with Black Friday coming up, they are going to be dirt-cheap.

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November 16, 2018 5:20 am  

Don’t see why the 590 even exists. It should have been much more powerful to warrant the 90 tag. But should work in macOS.

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November 21, 2018 1:25 pm  

I went ahead and got a Saphire Nitro+ 580 for ~260+tax. I didn't like the reviews of the MSI which was right around 200.

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November 21, 2018 10:35 pm  

I bought a new sapphire Vega 64 today on eBay for $330, original price was $399 (matching Newegg) and then another $60 (15%) off with the ebay site wide sale.

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November 26, 2018 6:19 am  

Here in Italy there is quite a big differenze from Rx 590 to Vega 56 prices. In most places 150€-180€
Rx 590 should be 8-10% faster than 580, not bad imho

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November 28, 2018 7:43 pm  

https://www.anandtech.com/show/13570/the-amd-radeon-rx-590-review/14

10% boost over RX 580 seems about right.

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December 12, 2018 2:14 am  

It is recognized as a Radeon Polaris 8192 MB.

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December 12, 2018 4:10 am  

Thanks to the counsel and info from this site I went ahead and installed a Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 in my Mac Pro 5,1 and now we have 4K and Mojave 10.14.2 running smoothly. Yes - with 3840 x 2160 resolution! with 75 W. on the PCI slot, and 75 W on each dual 6 pin to 8  for a total of 225 Watts, working fine. 

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