Radeon VII and Razer Core X Causes Hard Reboot  

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February 8, 2019 7:23 pm  

MBP 2018 2.6GHz 32GB Vega 20
Razer Core X with included TB3 cable and Radeon VII.

Plug it in, and the response ranges from "No eGPU detected" in the little chip-looking icon in the top right, to my Macbook's fans going full tilt for two seconds, then shutting off abruptly.

EDIT: AMD says you must wait for MacOS 10.14.4, as confirmed by other threads. 

Will update here once 10.14.4 is released. 

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Macbook Pro 2018 2.6GHz 32GB 1TB Vega 20, Radeon VII, Razer Core X


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mwo21
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February 15, 2019 9:19 pm  

Had the same happen on an iMac Pro with Helios eGPU containing the Radeon VII.  Hard reboot.
I may soon try the 10.14.4 beta 2.  If it works I'll update.

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February 15, 2019 10:50 pm  
Posted by: mwo21

Had the same happen on an iMac Pro with Helios eGPU containing the Radeon VII.  Hard reboot.
I may soon try the 10.14.4 beta 2.  If it works I'll update.

Awesome! Keep us posted please!

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February 17, 2019 11:49 am  

same thing happens to me. Hard reboot. Do you know when apple will release 10.14.4?

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February 18, 2019 12:13 am  

No. Hoping March. 

Oddly, I’ve been unable to download the 10.14.4 beta. There’s apparently some problems doing so reported by quite a few people.  Apple has been silent. But I will give it a shot as soon as I can. 

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February 18, 2019 12:39 am  
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Why not 2,9GHz?

I presume you're talking about me? .. Waste of money. Improper cooling for a processor of that calibre. I got Vega 20 and Radeon VII, I'm good.

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February 18, 2019 10:56 pm  

Tried Mojave Mac OS X 10.14.4 beta 3 today.   Radeon VII not working.
After installing the beta Mac OS X, I restarted then plugged in the Helios FX 650 box containing the Radeon VII.  The Mac suddenly shutdown.  (Note:  this behavior of suddenly shutting down is not isolated to the Radeon VII.  The same behavior happened plugging in my eGPU containing a Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB card.)
I restarted again with the Helios and Radeon VII turned on and plugged in.  No crash this time.  However, the eGPU icon shows "no removable GPU".  The iStat Menu does show both the dGPU Radeon Pro Vega 64 in the iMac Pro and shows a second generic "Radeon Vega" as well.  The System Report for Mac OS does not show the eGPU card at all.  Geekbench does show there are two GPUs installed, but only lets me run benchmarks on the internal dGPU Radeon Pro Vega 64 not the eGPU Radeon VII.
So, as of right now, it doesn't appear the AMD Radeon VII drivers via eGPU are functional in Mac OS X 10.14.4 beta 3.

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February 18, 2019 11:41 pm  

I have a neighbour, a journalist, he might know something. Only problem: He's a drunk.
Do you think it's worth a try?

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February 19, 2019 1:02 am  
Posted by: mwo21
So, as of right now, it doesn't appear the AMD Radeon VII drivers via eGPU are functional in Mac OS X 10.14.4 beta 3.

Thanks for the great update, I wish they'd stop beta-ing and go full release 😛

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