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Vega next Tuesday for 1200-1800, or wait till next year when the conned-sumer cards come out. If I can get a 1200 ill take it for testing briefly but yikes, thats an expensive 1080ti? I hope consumer cards are down in the 500-700 range.
Seems like the gaming cards come out July/August. AMD has a few different Vega core cards announced now:

Frontier Edition
http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-vega-frontier-edition-air-liquid-cooled-pre-order-1800-usd/

Instinct MI25
http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-instinct-mi25-mi8-mi6-graphics-accelerators/

RX & Pro
http://wccftech.com/amd-vega/
 

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Seems like the gaming cards come out July/August. AMD has a few different Vega core cards announced now:

Frontier Edition
http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-vega-frontier-edition-air-liquid-cooled-pre-order-1800-usd/

Instinct MI25
http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-instinct-mi25-mi8-mi6-graphics-accelerators/

RX & Pro
http://wccftech.com/amd-vega/

I saw that today, it's wierd the RX Pro, a Polaris based card. It's like Nvidia coming out with a new Quattro Maxwell series instead of Pascal.
 
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I saw that today, it's wierd the RX Pro, a Polaris based card. It's like Nvidia coming out with a new Quattro Maxwell series instead of Pascal.
Nah, you're getting them mixed up now. It's only the Instinct MI6 that's Polaris based.
There's charts if you scroll down on each page of my previous links that explains the versions. No worries, we'll see them all soon enough.
 

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Nah, you're getting them mixed up now. It's only the Instinct MI6 that's Polaris based.
There's charts if you scroll down on each page of my previous links that explains the versions. No worries, we'll see them all soon enough.

My bad , yeah it's the M16 but it's a Pro use card, the Fiji model as well? Why launch all three at the same time one with modern Vega, and the other two older tech?
 
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My bad , yeah it's the M16 but it's a Pro use card, the Fiji model as well? Why launch all three at the same time one with modern Vega, and the other two older tech?
"The MI6 is a versatile accelerator ideal for HPC and machine learning inference and edge-training deployments."
:crazy: WTF
 

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"The MI6 is a versatile accelerator ideal for HPC and machine learning inference and edge-training deployments."
:crazy: WTF

That's great a RX 480 with 16gb vram, why not a year ago, six months ago? Why not use Vega for all three cards?
 
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Why not use Vega for all three cards?
If I were to engage in speculation, the first gpu of a generation costs like $3billion and each after that less than a dollar to make so they plan to manufacture way more than they need to account for defects and whatnot so they excede demand.
Then they're left with overstock so they package them up and sell them at cost or as donation to education or government as a tax write-off, as consideration or a bonus as part a deal to mass purchase Epyc for the servers they plan to build. Something tricky like that.
It's probably not just to see if they can fool consumers... I hope.
 

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Hi is there a way to get my R9 290X probably installed on my 10.12.5 Sierra.

I only have AMD HD 8xxx 4096 MB under "About my Mac"

Acceleration seems to be fine.

Download: IHex, IORegistry Explorer, and Kext Wizzard.

Open IORegistry Explorer and scroll down to the AMD4100kext and see which AMDcontroller kext is used. 9510, 8000, 7000 controller etc....

Once you know which controller kext it uses you can open it and edit the name.

1). Find the controllerkext in Systems/Library/Extensions and right click on it and choose "show package contents", next open the macOS folder and drag a copy of the controller to desktop. Make a copy and put in a folder in case of a mistake you can replace original.

2). Open iHex and drag desktop copy of controller to iHex then go to top menu bar under "Edit" scroll down to "Find" then scroll to the right in window that pops up and select "find".

3). On top of iHex window on the left side choose "text" and then type in the top find window HD 8xxx.

4). Now type in the replace window R9 290X, go to the right side of the iHex window and select "next" only hit it once and yellow highlighted script will apppear, then hit the " replace" tab only once. You should see a quick blur.

5). Save changes as you quit iHex and then drag the desktop edited copy of controller back to macOS folder of controller and follow the prompts "Authenticate and replace", if you don't get both of those hit cancel and drag it again.

6). Make sure to run Kext Wizzard before reboot. After reboot you should see R9 280X.
 
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Or you could simply use Clover to find and replace the binary find 41 4d 44 20 52 39 20 32 39 30 78 and replace with 41 4D 44 20 52 39 20 32 39 30 78 That will replace it with AMD R9 290x
 
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