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What do you mean when you put MSI under supported rx480? does that mean all msi 480s are supported?
 

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What do you mean when you put MSI under supported rx480? does that mean all msi 480s are supported?

This thread was started when Sierra was very new. I tested several cards in the begining and found some would work and get acceleration and others would not. I always went back to my XFX RX 480 reference card after testing to confirm it wasn't my configuration. As time has gone on and as Sierra drivers have been expanded more people are reporting success with cards I had tested earlier to no avail. XFX, MSI, PowerCooler, and Sapphire are all well documented to have support, Asus, and Gigabyte models may be a little more tricky to get working from what I've read lately and from assisting people to get them working.

As for "Supported" that means they run with acceleration and can pass rigorous benchmarks. Many AMD cards require igpu as primary display in order to work in Sierra that didn't need those settings in EL Capitan. So "Support" needs to be clarified and you can't compare it to Nvidia support because they provide drivers to make their cards work in "dedicated" graphics mode. We are stuck with the "Native" drivers in OSX which limits us, but also allows us to not worry about updates and having to wait for the next Nvidia driver to come out. There are pros and cons to using these and other late model AMD cards. With AMDs Vega 10 now found in the drivers it looks like Apple has chosen AMD for it near future performance builds.
 
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This thread was started when Sierra was very new. I tested several cards in the begining and found some would work and get acceleration and others would not. I always went back to my XFX RX 480 reference card after testing to confirm it wasn't my configuration. As time has gone on and as Sierra drivers have been expanded more people are reporting success with cards I had tested earlier to no avail. XFX, MSI, PowerCooler, and Sapphire are all well documented to have support, Asus, and Gigabyte models may be a little more tricky to get working from what I've read lately and from assisting people to get them working.

As for "Supported" that means they run with acceleration and can pass rigorous benchmarks. Many AMD cards require igpu as primary display in order to work in Sierra that didn't need those settings in EL Capitan. So "Support" needs to be clarified and you can't compare it to Nvidia support because they provide drivers to make their cards work in "dedicated" graphics mode. We are stuck with the "Native" drivers in OSX which limits us, but also allows us to not worry about updates and having to wait for the next Nvidia driver to come out. There are pros and cons to using these and other late model AMD cards. With AMDs Vega 10 now found in the drivers it looks like Apple has chosen AMD for it near future performance builds.
Does that mean this one will work? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137049
 
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It should, the reference and gaming models have been working. That's a good price for newegg!
Thank you for letting me know! I thought I would be stuck with a card I didn't want.
 
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Set motherboard bios to igpu or IGFX as primary display output (integrated graphics mode) and set IGFX dedicated memory allocation to 64mb, and then make a definition change in Sierra AMD4100kext.
Thank you I got the XFX RX 480 8GB from BestBuy working, FCPX works well! I replaced 67EO1002 in info.plist from AMDRadeon4100.kext with 67DF1002. I also followed another post on changing things in config.plist. https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...-gaming-skylake-i5-6500-macos-10-12-2.209909/
Thanks for your help!

Here's the card in case someone else wants to try it: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-har...ess-3-0-graphics-card/5550001.p?skuId=5550001
 
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Figured it out.
Changed system def to 15,1 (from 14,2). The 15,1 more closely fits my hardware. Also, changed config.plist to "false" for inject ATI & Intel. Just did the 4100 kext edit alone.
Now FCPx and iMovie work fine. I have dual XFX RX480 cards driving 3 monitors in MacOS Sierra 10.12.1.
DP = 4k monitor
HDMI to DP adapter = 1080p monitor
HDMI = 1080p monitor
Scaling works beautifully. I have all 3 monitors plugged into a single card right now and in Win 10 can run crossfire. I keep the IGFx DVI to HDMI plugged into a second port on my 4k monitor and use the Picture in Picture feature to see the IGFx during boot.

BruceX test = 11.7 seconds

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Hi i already have crush fcpx how you edit config.plist and 4100 kext , thank you :)
 
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Figured it out.
Changed system def to 15,1 (from 14,2). The 15,1 more closely fits my hardware. Also, changed config.plist to "false" for inject ATI & Intel. Just did the 4100 kext edit alone.
Now FCPx and iMovie work fine. I have dual XFX RX480 cards driving 3 monitors in MacOS Sierra 10.12.1.
DP = 4k monitor
HDMI to DP adapter = 1080p monitor
HDMI = 1080p monitor
Scaling works beautifully. I have all 3 monitors plugged into a single card right now and in Win 10 can run crossfire. I keep the IGFx DVI to HDMI plugged into a second port on my 4k monitor and use the Picture in Picture feature to see the IGFx during boot.

BruceX test = 11.7 seconds

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Hi , i have XFX rx 480 and hd530 but fcpx still crush on start can you describe your method , thank you so much :)
 
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This thread was started when Sierra was very new. I tested several cards in the begining and found some would work and get acceleration and others would not. I always went back to my XFX RX 480 reference card after testing to confirm it wasn't my configuration. As time has gone on and as Sierra drivers have been expanded more people are reporting success with cards I had tested earlier to no avail. XFX, MSI, PowerCooler, and Sapphire are all well documented to have support, Asus, and Gigabyte models may be a little more tricky to get working from what I've read lately and from assisting people to get them working.

As for "Supported" that means they run with acceleration and can pass rigorous benchmarks. Many AMD cards require igpu as primary display in order to work in Sierra that didn't need those settings in EL Capitan. So "Support" needs to be clarified and you can't compare it to Nvidia support because they provide drivers to make their cards work in "dedicated" graphics mode. We are stuck with the "Native" drivers in OSX which limits us, but also allows us to not worry about updates and having to wait for the next Nvidia driver to come out. There are pros and cons to using these and other late model AMD cards. With AMDs Vega 10 now found in the drivers it looks like Apple has chosen AMD for it near future performance builds.

Hi Gigamaxx, have you tried two RX 480 cards at the same time? In my skylake system I can boot with one card and it works fine. I was trying with two identical cards but I get black screen at the end of the boot..
 

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Hi Gigamaxx, have you tried two RX 480 cards at the same time? In my skylake system I can boot with one card and it works fine. I was trying with two identical cards but I get black screen at the end of the boot..

Try inject Intel and not injecting ATI. There is no crossfire support in OsX but you can double your open CL scores/performance in apps like Luxmark Ball benchmark.

Luxmark crossfire.png this is an old bench with 2 RX 480s
 
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