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MP 1,1-5,1 How to install a Radeon VII on a MP 5,1 with high sierra

Gabriele Inzaghi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 18, 2020
2
0
Milan
Hi there,
can you please help me to install a Radeon VII on a Mac Pro 5,1 with high sierra?

This is My Mac

Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010)
Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6
2x2,46 6-core Xeon
96GB DDR3
Main HD Samsung SSD 850 EVO
GPU 1 Original ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB
GPU 2 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 TI running Nvidia web Driver

GPU 2 Powered By Pixal Mod


Before buying a radeon VII I have to solve the following problem:

1- I know that to run a Radeon VII I need to install the latest version of Mojave
2- To upgrade to Mojave you need a metal supported card
3- To update to Mojave you need to take off from your computer any non metal supported card and any Nvidia card not supported
4- If the macpro is running High sierra the Radeon VII doesn't work.


In conclusion: How can I install Mojave if I'm not able to keep my original card? I can't see the monitor...

Can you help me?

ciao
g
 
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h9826790

macrumors G5
Apr 3, 2014
14,723
7,171
Hong Kong
Hi there,
can you please help me to install a Radeon VII on a Mac Pro 5,1 with high sierra?

This is My Mac

Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010)
Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6
2x2,46 6-core Xeon
96GB DDR3
Main HD Samsung SSD 850 EVO
GPU 1 Original ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB
GPU 2 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 TI running Nvidia web Driver

GPU 2 Powered By Pixal Mod


Before buying a radeon VII I have to solve the following problem:

1- I know that to run a Radeon VII I need to install the latest version of Mojave
2- To upgrade to Mojave you need a metal supported card
3- To update to Mojave you need to take off from your computer any non metal supported card and any Nvidia card not supported
4- If the macpro is running High sierra the Radeon VII doesn't work.


In conclusion: How can I install Mojave if I'm not able to keep my original card? I can't see the monitor...

Can you help me?

ciao
g
There are few methods

e.g.

1) via VM onto a physical hard drive, then swap card, and boot natively into it

2) Install Mojave with 1080Ti, then wait long enough to make sure the installation is completed, then force shutdown, and swap card to boot to Mojave

3) Boot to USB Mojave installer with Radeon VII, then install it

Option 1 is very safe, but complicated.

Option 2 is very easy, but not safe (force shutdown required and you can't see anything during installation).

Option 3 should be the most reasonable way to do it.
 
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Gabriele Inzaghi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 18, 2020
2
0
Milan
There are few methods

e.g.

1) via VM onto a physical hard drive, then swap card, and boot natively into it

2) Install Mojave with 1080Ti, then wait long enough to make sure the installation is completed, then force shutdown, and swap card to boot to Mojave

3) Boot to USB Mojave installer with Radeon VII, then install it

Option 1 is very safe, but complicated.

Option 2 is very easy, but not safe (force shutdown required and you can't see anything during installation).

Option 3 should be the most reasonable way to do it.

Thank you h9826790
 
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