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Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming while the macOS 11.3 beta is still in testing.

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Developers can download the ‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌ 11.4 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.

According to Apple's developer release notes, the macOS Big Sur 11.4 update adds Intel Mac support for AMD's 6000-Series Navi GPUs. It is not yet clear if there are also other outward-facing features included.

Apple has seeded the release candidate version of macOS Big Sur 11.3, and the update will likely see a launch next week alongside iOS 14.5, tvOS 14.5, and watchOS 7.4.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
 
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According to Apple's developer release notes, the macOS Big Sur 11.4 update adds Intel Mac support for AMD's 6000-Series Navi GPUs.
Wow! Didn't think they would do that. Glad I was wrong. :)
 
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jlocker

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Wonderful, people been after Mac OS to support the AMD 6000 series for awhile. :cool:
This is very nice if you have a EGPU box, like I have on my MacBook Pro 16 2019, It give you better graphics as your system matures. Would like to see a Mac mini tower with the PCI slot for graphic card upgrades for people. Take a Mac Pro tower and half everything and I think you would have people lining up at the Apple store doors to get a unit like this.
 
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The-Bloke

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The beta appears to have been pulled :( I did think it came out surprisingly fast after 11.3 RC - before 11.3 GM even.

EDIT: pulled from Software Update, but still available to download from the Developer site.
 
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xtechx

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The beta appears to have been pulled :( I did think it came out surprisingly fast after 11.3 RC - before 11.3 GM even.
Hmm, I literally just downloaded it a minute or two before you posted and it's 'preparing' now.
 

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