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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by waloshin, Jul 21, 2017.
Is there native support for the RX 580 in 10.12.6?
Maybe read a few other threads...
Here's a good start that should give you a pretty good idea:
Hi Yes there is* - My Mac Pro 5,1 2010 running 10.12.6. I just installed a Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ 4GB version. No Boot screen. Login screen works as normal. Is recognised as "AMD R9 xxx 4096 MB" Metal is Supported, All resolutions over DP work on my 27" Dell Screen. Lux Bench Score 13794 - Geekbench 4 OpenCL test 132695. Blows the original 5770 away. System Profile can't display PCI tab as says error gathering information. Am going to download and test 10.13 beta soon. All 36 GPU units are recognised but no idea if the PCIE bus is running at 2.5 or full 5G link speed. **Just tested High Sierra Beta and can confirm that the card is being used at half speed 2.5 Link Speed.
I bought a Red Dragon (who on EARTH comes up with these stupid names?) 8 GB 580 yesterday and it worked perfectly in my 4,1. No need to download drivers, etc.
Performance seems in line with cost (I paid $225 at Microcenter including tax).
Only question I have is if I should order a twin 6 pin to 8 pin cable - right now I'm running it with a single 6 pin to 8 pin.
>>>Only question I have is if I should order a twin 6 pin to 8 pin cable - right now I'm running it with a single 6 pin to 8 pin.
It would be helpful to have a twin 6 pin to 8 pin. That way you can supply the right power needed.
Twin six pin to 8 pin ordered . . .
Are we talking about a cable like this?
So you'd use the two 6 pin ends both in the motherboard, let the +2's dangle, and then the 8 pin goes on and into the RX 580? (I believe the Pulse 8gb has just one 8pin power socket?)
I bought this; arrived today: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0749DQ3VX/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1