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jimmcq
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@basud, I have heard that Big Sur 11.2 has support for the new cards, but not hardware acceleration yet.  So I'm hopeful it won't be too much longer.

 

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Ningauble77
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Most likely scenario is a big navi MPX card for the Mac Pro.  I can't imagine apple will leave all the people who shelled out the cash for a Mac Pro hanging with no upgrades.

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Mini i5
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(Whispering) Pssssst.... Apple already officially supports installing Big Navi hardware in a currently shipping Mac model.

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Bob Warren
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@mini-i5, as cool as it is, install != supported.

 

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cmd8086
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@mymantiz_john, will it be supported on Catalina or only on Big Sur?

 

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Reinhard1004
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Posted by: @mymantiz_john
Posted by: @makethemostoflife

I would think it a high certainty that Apple will support the 6XXX series.  Until they have their own desktop GPU chip that outperforms AMD's best offering, for the Mac Pro to be a true "pro" Apple must offer support for the top AMD GPU's available.  It's not exactly a huge deal in work hours to sort drivers out.

Driver ( kext ) is ready, Apple will support Radeon 6xxx soon. 

It has been a month now without news AFAIK.

How soon is „soon“? Smile

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cmd8086
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@jimmcq, Catalina recognises the GPU but with no hardware acceleration, just like Big Sur does... I wonder when it's gonna be supported

 

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Rafael Cichy
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Still the same with macOS Big Sur Version 11.2 (20D62). Recognizing but not working!

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itsage
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There's some progress with Big Navi in beta 11.3. While they are still not working, the RX 6000 series hardware ID [0x73BF1002] are in AMDRadeonx6000Framebuffer.kext. As @mac_editor has observed over the years, system update .4 is the one with major changes so my bet is that's when we see full support for RX 6800/6900 XT.

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Reinhard1004
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Let's hope for 11.4 then!

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