Successful Mojave update on Sapphire Pulse RX 560

t8er8

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 4, 2017
247
98
Quebec, Canada
Did you have to do anything special to do install?
I was on firmware .0085 so when I got the installer I needed to perform a firmware upgrade, which was complicated but worked out in the end. After I got up to .0089 the installation was seamless
 

joebclash

macrumors regular
Jun 14, 2016
196
114
I was on firmware .0085 so when I got the installer I needed to perform a firmware upgrade, which was complicated but worked out in the end. After I got up to .0089 the installation was seamless
Was there a post in this forum that you used to follow directions? If yes can you provide the link? I would greatly appreciated it.
 

PianoPro

macrumors 6502
Sep 4, 2018
298
154
If you were curious, there are serious stability improvements on graphics intensive tasks like gaming, more consistent and better frames, less freezes and all around more smooth.
Are you talking about problems with the RX-560 in High Sierra going away with Mojave? I just got an MSI RX-560 (the one recommended by Apple for Mojave) and I see graphics intensive problems in HS, and even a rare glitch on a static desktop, that are completely gone in Mojave with its new AMD drivers. I just want to confirm you saw problems in HS too so I know it isn't my 560 board.
 
  • Like
Reactions: aaronraimist

t8er8

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 4, 2017
247
98
Quebec, Canada
Are you talking about problems with the RX-560 in High Sierra going away with Mojave? I just got an MSI RX-560 (the one recommended by Apple for Mojave) and I see graphics intensive problems in HS, and even a rare glitch on a static desktop, that are completely gone in Mojave with its new AMD drivers. I just want to confirm you saw problems in HS too so I know it isn't my 560 board.
No that bug was in high sierra and effects everyone using rx560s, it only happens for 1080p and the symptoms are screen artifacts flashing during intensive rendering activities
[doublepost=1536270399][/doublepost]
Are you talking about problems with the RX-560 in High Sierra going away with Mojave? I just got an MSI RX-560 (the one recommended by Apple for Mojave) and I see graphics intensive problems in HS, and even a rare glitch on a static desktop, that are completely gone in Mojave with its new AMD drivers. I just want to confirm you saw problems in HS too so I know it isn't my 560 board.
So to answer your question, no, your gpu is perfectly fine it was merely a compatiblity bug, i have a sapphire pulse and it did the same thing on HS, on mojave, its fixed
 

PianoPro

macrumors 6502
Sep 4, 2018
298
154
No that bug was in high sierra and effects everyone using rx560s, it only happens for 1080p and the symptoms are screen artifacts flashing during intensive rendering activities
[doublepost=1536270399][/doublepost]
So to answer your question, no, your gpu is perfectly fine it was merely a compatiblity bug, i have a sapphire pulse and it did the same thing on HS, on mojave, its fixed
Thanks, good to confirm.

I figured it was HS driver problems since the RX-560 has never been officially supported for the Mac Pro in HS. There are even some RX-560 1080p problems in HS that are not graphics intensive. For instance, severe frame buffer (apparently) problems in the 1080p full-screen mode of Civ 4/5 games (even on its static menu screen), but no problems at all in a later Civ game variant. And now that the 560 is officially recommended (the MSI RX-560 anyway) for Mac Pro Mojave, those 560 drivers seem to work perfectly in all my test cases.
 

t8er8

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 4, 2017
247
98
Quebec, Canada
Thanks, good to confirm.

I figured it was HS driver problems since the RX-560 has never been officially supported for the Mac Pro in HS. There are even some RX-560 1080p problems in HS that are not graphics intensive. For instance, severe frame buffer (apparently) problems in the 1080p full-screen mode of Civ 4/5 games (even on its static menu screen), but no problems at all in a later Civ game variant. And now that the 560 is officially recommended (the MSI RX-560 anyway) for Mac Pro Mojave, those 560 drivers seem to work perfectly in all my test cases.
Yeah youre all good if you just updste to mojave, i have a 1440p monitor, which is why i didnt notice the problem originally.
 

saikatm41

macrumors newbie
Oct 17, 2018
2
0
Thanks to the help of many people on this forum I can clearly say that Mojave is running very smoothly on my Sapphire Pulse RX 560 if anyone needs benchmarks or tests done with this GPU on Mojave I'd be glad to do it for you.


Hi I am new to hackintosh and I will be building the pc in few weeks,
I found some compatible parts and want to buy this RX 560 Card, Please tell me how to make it work in Mojave.
also I don't have any other GFX card, and I can't buy other amd cards because most of them are too expensive for me and some are not available in my country. I found the RX 560 is perfect for my budget. Please reply me how to make it work for Mojave.
I will buy this parts for my hackintosh:
Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M D3H (LGA1151/Intel/H270/Micro ATX
or
GIGABYTE Z370 HD3P

CPU: Intel 8Th Generation I3 8100

GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 560 4GB GDDR5 HDMI/DVI-D/DP OC (UEFI)
 

bookemdano

macrumors 65816
Jul 29, 2011
1,384
764



Hi I am new to hackintosh and I will be building the pc in few weeks,
I found some compatible parts and want to buy this RX 560 Card, Please tell me how to make it work in Mojave.
also I don't have any other GFX card, and I can't buy other amd cards because most of them are too expensive for me and some are not available in my country. I found the RX 560 is perfect for my budget. Please reply me how to make it work for Mojave.
I will buy this parts for my hackintosh:
Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M D3H (LGA1151/Intel/H270/Micro ATX
or
GIGABYTE Z370 HD3P

CPU: Intel 8Th Generation I3 8100

GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 560 4GB GDDR5 HDMI/DVI-D/DP OC (UEFI)
This is the Mac Pro forum. You'd have better luck with your questions at a hackintosh-specific forum or http://reddit.com/r/hackintosh or something
 

TheStork

macrumors 6502
Dec 28, 2008
281
163
Hi I am new to hackintosh and I will be building the pc in few weeks,
I found some compatible parts and want to buy this RX 560 Card, Please tell me how to make it work in Mojave.
also I don't have any other GFX card, and I can't buy other amd cards because most of them are too expensive for me and some are not available in my country. I found the RX 560 is perfect for my budget. Please reply me how to make it work for Mojave.
I will buy this parts for my hackintosh:
Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M D3H (LGA1151/Intel/H270/Micro ATX
or
GIGABYTE Z370 HD3P

CPU: Intel 8Th Generation I3 8100

GPU: Sapphire Pulse RX 560 4GB GDDR5 HDMI/DVI-D/DP OC (UEFI)
See the tonymacx86.com forum for builds like yours.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.