The only way to know is to try.Do we have enough people to crowd source a custom built Mojave supported graphics card for the Mac Pro 5,1?
How about we collect money to a willing software developer to create GOP or EFI rom's for the supported by Apple AMD cards? I am sure there are willing Apple developers former or current Apple engineersThe only way to know is to try.
Basically you contact business salesperson at a smaller GPU company and get a quote for a UGA graphics card. They come back with some costs laid out, let's say $40,000 for a few hours of engineering and test time, and on top of that a minimum order of 300 cards @ $200 each ($60,000) to make it worth their time to have a separate SKU on the production line. Finding a company small enough to be willing to do a small $100,000 job like this is probably the most difficult step.
After that, it is quite easy--I know people that have successful Kickstarter campaigns. Basically you open a Kickstarter campaign or Indigogo or whatever with a funding goal to cover the cost of the quote, Kickstarter fees, and some wiggle room on top (using the above example, let's say $120,000 or more).
Then you need to get the word out. Send links to the campaign to the typical Mac bloggers (Marco Arment, John Gruber, etc.), post in Mac forums everywhere you can, graphics/video/photography forums--anywhere where there are cMP users.
If the crowdsourcing campaign reaches it's funding goal, you collect the money and have the GPU company execute the quote to make the cards.
Or let's say not enough people care about boot screens and so the campaign doesn't get enough backers. Not a problem...the project fails but Kickstarter doesn't charge a fee for failed campaigns. So you are out the time you put into it.
You do need to avoid some noob Kickstarter mistakes, like making the campaign open to all countries and offering free shipping, then later finding out shipping to Brazil, India, China, Europe, or whatever is horrendous. This absolutely killed my friends' first Kickstarter and they took a loss on every single non-US sale. They didn't make that mistake twice.
If you are up for doing all of that, good luck! If not, I completely understand--I wouldn't want to do it.
Do you know what is the most upsetting part in the whole game? The hackintoshers have better support then us Apple hardware owners. Hell if nobody is supporting the cMP (in this respect) why not hackintosh it?
I don't know how you would find that person and trust that person. I don't see a lot of people willing to fund someone they've never heard of, or how you would differentiate that from a straight up scam.How about we collect money to a willing software developer to create GOP or EFI rom's for the supported by Apple AMD cards? I am sure there are willing Apple developers former or current Apple engineers
I don't know the legality but we can use escrow. I can talk to my lawyer to see what are the possibilities. Do we have a genius on board ?I don't know how you would find that person and trust that person. I don't see a lot of people willing to fund someone they've never heard of, or how you would differentiate that from a straight up scam.
Netkas and MVC have done miracles but they have existing business already, so I assume if they could, they would have done it already and be selling modified RX580.Do we have a genius on board ?
According to both Nvidia and Apple, there will be no Mojave drivers for Nvidia cards. You can still have your hopes for the next OSX version thoughwell there's not a huge point in selling AMD cards id gess, your competing with amazon and using the cards stock bios.
with nvidia there's a real need for some high end cards (with a good margin on) for CUDA apps for professional use (they can pay and money is needed for work) and that market may get bigger with eGPU's or a new macpro (or the new macmin)
and relay for work there needs to be money and MVC are doing good work for those that want it
dont think AMD cards have the same attraction, vega bios cant be changed AMD locked it down.
the only work around i know of is criptocoin miners have a version of linux that swaps the gpu driver after boot crazy miners
and it looks like we can hack the powerplay tables so bios changes may not be needed (hope the RX 580 power play tables get looked at next )
we may see a new macpro with PCI slots then there will be new option's but we relay are hitting the point where high end cards are not worth it in cmp's, for eGPU and a macmin i see the point.
any way Vega 7nm soon and if that works on osx it will be worth waiting for, power use will drop and we may see a full line of cards from RX 560/570/580 and up which will be a nice step up
we may see nvidia RTX support and if you wait for the second gen line with the new shrink they may be relay nice options (plus by next gen we can hope the bugs will be fixed, there will be bugs this is a real new thing)
2020 i think intels going to have a GPU good luck
edit @startergo http://www.macvidcards.com/ there you go boot screens
wow im slow
AMD Polaris & Vega GPU macOS Support
7nm AMD is out lol
and relay as i mentioned it's a golden age of GPU for cmp with amd cards they all work with almost no problems and even apple blessing it's like the GTX680/HD 7950 but cheaper amazing i got a RX 580 8GB for £120 thats almost nothing for an apple GPU
what i want is to see AMD CPU's in a mac, the potential of a macpro with threadriper or if AMD can pack more cores in to a consumer CPU my god the scaling we may see
Search for AMD Radeon R9 280X on eBay. Bootscreen is possible, Mojave & Metal support and faster than the 7750 card.Has anybody tried an AMD HD7750 yet? It’s a slow card but should have metal support and should be injectable with boot screens like a 7950. Only problem for me is that nobody sells these anymore. And the R7 250 isn’t available either, it’s rebadged version.
True, but the R9 280X needs a double 6-pin-PCIe-connector or even a 6+8-pin-PCIe-connector and is double wide. That doesn't fit next to my RX580 or RX570 at the same time.Search for AMD Radeon R9 280X on eBay. Bootscreen is possible, Mojave & Metal support and faster than the 7750 card.
Why would you wanna occupy the second PCIe slot with a card you only use on occasions ( For boot screen)? If you need boot screen you can always temporarily install GT-120.True, but the R9 280X needs a double 6-pin-PCIe-connector or even a 6+8-pin-PCIe-connector and is double wide. That doesn't fit next to my RX580 or RX570 at the same time.
For instance the Club3D HD 7750 is a single slot card without the need for an extra PCIe-connector. Basically a drop-in-replacement for the GT120, if flashed.
I'm hoping to obtain one soon, but as I said, it's rather hard to get. Maybe Sapphire, Club3D or PowerColor have some left? Anybody has contacts at one of these companies?
Why would you wanna occupy the second PCIe slot with a card you only use on occasions ( For boot screen)? If you need boot screen you can always temporarily install GT-120.
And how would you boot into Mojave? IIRC GT120 locks up Mojave if it is still in present in the MacProDo we have enough people to crowd source a custom built Mojave supported graphics card for the Mac Pro 5,1?
But my question was: why do you need a boot screen to login to Mojave? You can login with the single RX-580. Nowadays I will only need bootscreen for troubleshooting purposes not related to the loaded Mojave. That would include scenarios like EFI shell troubleshooting, or flashing my main card in Windows, where I can login with the GT-120 and the RX-580 together. So I can flash any vbios to my RX-580 not worrying that I will not be able to restore the working bios. I don't see a usage of 2 cards in Mojave.
Everything works fine if you install the bootcamp windows driver for imacpro:I would like to switch to my Windows Bootcamp-install. That was broken in Mojave I also read somewhere or just doesn't work anymore. So the bootpicker is nice to have. And removing the card and putting it back in every time I want to switch to Windows, I'm just too lazy for that.
No, I don’t swap GPU to boot into Windows. That’s why I want a 7750 to have the boot picker. At the moment I’m still on 10.13.6 because of me only having a GT120 and Mojave wasn’t an option thus far. But now I have a RX570 and pulled out my GT120 to do that upgrade.RTX Series Cards have Native Bootscreen Support!
looks like "2080Ti Founders edition" is good
edit RTX 2070 8GB too
[doublepost=1541613966][/doublepost]@rippiedoos relay? you are swapping GPU to boot in windows
you can just uses system prefes
or bootchamp or a like app
filevalt is the only legit thing people want that you cant get with PC cards,
i dont think more than 5% of people actually want/need that & if they need it that bad there's the option to buy a computer that can use it.