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macOS Sierra PB: Need testers for new AMD Radeon drivers!

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So we "just" have to get rid of boot to black screen & broken sleep/wake issues. This would make Tonga a perfect 100% OOB solution...
My sentiments exactly, lets hope we can work this out and the 2 problems are fixed with one solution. I've got a couple of weeks before I'm away for a month. But what free time I have I'll continue testing boot with PCIe as first graphics priority.
 
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hey I'm interested in helping out in any way. I just installed el Capitan on my build with an RX-480. Downloading Sierra beta overnight and will update if I notice any improvements. Let me know how I can help
 
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hey I'm interested in helping out in any way. I just installed el Capitan on my build with an RX-480. Downloading Sierra beta overnight and will update if I notice any improvements. Let me know how I can help
Awesome!

Run a few tests (benchmarks, or just use a few apps to test acceleration).
Post your results/experience.
Write a quick guide thread explaining your steps to install and get things working.
 
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Finished installing about an hour ago.

Things I've noticed:

- My graphics card is now actually being identified (curiously as "AMD R9 xxx" where previously on 10.11 it was "Display 7MB":
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_7v5iFFjjIZM1p2ekQtQU1TNlE

- played a youtube video and without fullscreen I think there is a noticeable improvement

- Safari and web browsing in general (downloaded chrome too) is actually much worse

Things to do:

- will try to spoof deviceID and enable acceleration as @Fl0r!an suggested

- @justr do you have any specific benchmark programs you recommend/request? as for a guide I just followed the guides on this site for elCapitan and sierra beta and downloaded the necessary files from my rMB. everything worked out of the box with the recommended kexts (except voodooHDA).
 
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Update:

I changed the "Baffin" personality from "0x67EF1002" to "0x67DF1002" as per http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,11578.0.html. Nothing changed at all from what I can see.

Will see if I download some benchmarks tomorrow

EDIT:

Also tested connecting an HDMI cable from my 480 to my monitor in addition to displayport and seems like dual monitor would be working

Sleep is working and not getting stuck when waking up
 
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Thanks for testing! Just a few remarks:

- My graphics card is now actually being identified (curiously as "AMD R9 xxx" where previously on 10.11 it was "Display 7MB":
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_7v5iFFjjIZM1p2ekQtQU1TNlE
That's supposed to happen: It shows that AMD9500Controller has loaded and initialized the GPU. "AMD R9 xxx" is a generic string, nothing to worry about.
You should be able to overwrite it by enabling Inject/Ati, setting FBName=Dayman and adjusting the display name of your GPU in Clover.

- Safari and web browsing in general (downloaded chrome too) is actually much worse
AMD9500Controller doesn't provide acceleration, that's why it's slow.

I changed the "Baffin" personality from "0x67EF1002" to "0x67DF1002" as per http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,11578.0.html. Nothing changed at all from what I can see.
Did you fix the file permissions after doing so? If you didn't, the AMDRadeonX4000.kext is now unable to load.
You can fix it by running "sudo chown root:wheel" and "sudo chmod 755" on the Info.plist you've modified.

Btw, that's why I suggested to spoof the device ID instead, because you won't have to touch the file system.

Also tested connecting an HDMI cable from my 480 to my monitor in addition to displayport and seems like dual monitor would be working

Sleep is working and not getting stuck when waking up
Now that's awesome news!!
Is your RX 480 configured as primary graphics device in your BIOS?
 
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Sleep is working and not getting stuck when waking up With RX 480 as primary GPU?
 
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Finished installing about an hour ago.

Things I've noticed:

- My graphics card is now actually being identified (curiously as "AMD R9 xxx" where previously on 10.11 it was "Display 7MB":
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_7v5iFFjjIZM1p2ekQtQU1TNlE

- played a youtube video and without fullscreen I think there is a noticeable improvement

- Safari and web browsing in general (downloaded chrome too) is actually much worse

Things to do:

- will try to spoof deviceID and enable acceleration as @Fl0r!an suggested

- @justr do you have any specific benchmark programs you recommend/request? as for a guide I just followed the guides on this site for elCapitan and sierra beta and downloaded the necessary files from my rMB. everything worked out of the box with the recommended kexts (except voodooHDA).
If it's not accelerated, then I don't think there's much point in benchmarking

That said, these are what I have in mind:

- BruceX 5K (if you have FCPX)

- Heaven Bench
 
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