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List of AMD Radeon Navi cards in Catalina That work.

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macOS Catalina Beta 15.1 version 2 now includes the new AMDRadeon6000kext and supporting kexts to allow support for the new Navi cards.
Whatevergreenkext either needs to be disabled or removed or you can use this boot argument. agpdmod=pikera

List of 5700 Series Cards tested and working:
Sapphire 5700XT reference
Sapphire Pulse 5700XT
Sapphire Nitro + 5700XT
Sapphire Pulse 5700
Gigabyte reference 5700
**Gigabyte Gaming 5700XT
MSI Evoke 5700XT
Asus ROG Strix 5700XT
Asus 5700XT reference
Asus TUF gaming
XFX 5700XT reference
Powercolor Red Dragon 5700XT
Visiontek 5700

List of 5500 Series Cards tested and working:

MSI 5500XT Gaming 8gb

Note: per suggestion from macnb the Navi cards work in the GUI but there may be certain apps or software update versions that may affect their decoding.

Quote: It would be helpful to the readers and members here to mention a "caveat".
That caveat being that the "AMDRadeon6000kext and supporting kexts to allow support for the new Navi cards" for GUI acceleration of the macOS User interface and not necessarily the acceleration of H.264/HEVC video encoding/decoding in specific macOS Apps (e.g. Quicktime, FCPX, etc). Unless, you can list the Apps that will work with these "supported" Navi cards.


If you have a different brand and or make please list it along with a screenshot showing support. The above cards have different vbios versions so this is good news as it appears all Brands should be functional. If you test and it doesn't work please post results as well.
why not the msi rx 5700 xt gaming x ?
 
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Hey guys, can the latest Catalina be installed on a fresh built system with a Navi card inside? I have read conflicting infos here and elsewhere, so now I'm not sure. Lots of people seem to recommend installation with a RX 580 or similar and then switching to e.g. 5700 XT. But is that really necessary, now Navi is supported natively?


Thanks!
I'm wondering about this too. I'm upgrading my high sierra 1070 hack to a 5600xt and am getting a black screen at unibeast. i haven't found anything in search yet, if you recall some of those threads and want to send them my way i'd appreciate it!
 

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Does this need to be added to UniBeast for clean Catalina installs too?
Yes it will be needed to avoid black screen. Another option is to use clover boot screen menu and hit the space bar once then go to boot without injected kexts. You can disable Whatevergreenkext and boot.
 
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Yes it will be needed to avoid black screen. Another option is to use clover boot screen menu and hit the space bar once then go to boot without injected kexts. You can disable Whatevergreenkext and boot.
thanks!
 
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