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iMac Pro X299 - Live the Future now with macOS 10.14 Mojave [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

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macOS 10.14.3 SU (18D109)

Successful vanilla update from 10.13.4 also here.

EFI-X299-10.14.3-Release-iMacPro1,1-250119.zip and implemented USB port limit patches (if enabled at all) still fully valid also for 10.14.3 SU (18D109).

Enjoy and have fun,

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Successful vanilla update from 10.13.4 also here.
Me too! Easy upgrade to 10.14.3, sup update, no issues...
 
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@kgp Here are my IOREG.saves. I tested the TB ports with USB-C SSD and TB SSD plugged in. The devices are shown at RP05 ---> IOPP ---> pci-bridge@1 & 2
 

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Thank you for the info. But I have a hopeless case. Neither the EFI/cmo of @applemacosxGOD nor the others helped: everytime the same KP. Win 10 1809 is running perfectly. My next step is to check my Setup with I9 9940X. I will report...
Hi @AsEvil - here is my short report: I changed the CPU from i9 9920X to i9 9940X - and now I have a nice system. I think the ASUS Deluxe II have a big problem with i9 9920X. Thank you all for your replies and your help.
 

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First steps with a Sapphire Radeon VII under macOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and 10.14.3 SU (18D109)

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Today, I encountered a unique opportunity to perform some dirty first steps and tests with a Sapphire Radeon VII under macOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and macOS 10.14.3 SU (18D109) on a friend's system here in Berlin.

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1.) The first disappointing discovery independent from macOS was that this GPU for now apparently seems not compatible with UEFI. The BIOS enforced "CSM" by default otherwise the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe system would not have booted at all.

2.) Once under macOS 10.14.3, the Radeon VII was rather recognised by macOS like a Vega Frontier at first place, with only one DP1.4 port actually natively working.

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3.) After applying just some cosmetics to SSDT-X299-Vega64.aml and implementing the latter in line with Whatevergreen.kext, the Radeon VII appeared under "About this Mac" such:

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Thanks to SSDT-X299-Radeon-VII.aml (which is basically SSDT-X299-Vega64.aml), Radeon VII and Radeon VII HD-Audio PCI drivers also correctly popped-up in Section "PCI" of Apple's system Report as properly implemented and fully loaded:

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In combination with Whatevergreen.kext, the three DP1.4 ports and the single HDMI port of the Sapphire Radeon VII also have been properly implemented in form of just four Radeon frame buffers + the respective HDAU device.

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All four ports were fully functional, including display HotPlug and multi-monitor support. Also sleep/wake worked absolutely flawless.

The UI worked fluid without an issues or lag and also video playback fully worked as expected.

Now the bad news at least for macOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and macOS 10.14.3 SU (18D109):

All benchmark tools available, i.e. Cinebench OpenGL, Geekbench OpenGL and Metal, LuXMark OpenGL or Heaven and Valley were not able to find any GPU supporting OpenGL or Metal.

Thus, unfortunately under the above mentioned macOS versions, the Radeon VII seems yet not to support OpenGL or Metal so far.

Thought that this recent findings also might be interesting for others .. ;)


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First steps with a MSI Radeon VII under macOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and 10.14.3 SU (18D109)


Now the bad news at least for macOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and macOS 10.14.3 SU (18D109):

All benchmark tools available, i.e. Cinebench OpenGL, Geekbench OpenGL and Metal, LuXMark OpenGL or Heaven and Valley were not able to find any GPU supporting OpenGL or Metal.

Thus, unfortunately under the above mentioned macOS versions, the Radeon VII seems yet not to support OpenGL or Metal so far.

Thought that this recent findings also might be interesting for others .. ;)



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It does for me, as I was considering purchasing it. It sounds like this might involve waiting just a bit.....too bad, I was very interested in seeing how this card would perform in macOS....oh well....
 
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It does for me, as I was considering purchasing it. It sounds like this might involve waiting just a bit.....too bad, I was very interested in seeing how this card would perform in macOS....oh well....
at least it appears to be very silent in IDLE... ;):lol:
 
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I hope this Radeon VII is realy silent :D , the big step forward is the size of the X2 memory compared to the VEGA 64 and the memory frequency of the HBM2 at 2 GHz ;):thumbup:
 
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It seems that @Maywitt is having KP issues with the 9920X, I wonder if he goes with the 9940X his problems will go away?
I9 9940X was my solution. 10.14.3 install without problems.
 
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