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Solved > MSI RX 580 Armor stuck at 300Mhz

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Running Mojave on fresh install. Card seems to run ok and system report shows correct card installed. Geekbench and Logitech Arx show card only works at 300mhz, running and under load I don't hear any fans. I'm stuck, I've read everything I can find on this card and native support for Mojave. Is this an error or what am I missing? Everything works, computer sleeps and wakes up alright.


Chipset Model: Radeon RX 580
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 8192 MB
Vendor: AMD (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x67df
Revision ID: 0x00e7
Metal: Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily2 v1

019-03-02 13:24:12.307226 Some info for CPUFriend.kext => Identifier: org.vanilla.driver.CPUFriend | Version: 1.1.6
2019-03-02 13:24:13.979262 Some info for ACPISensors.kext => Identifier: org.hwsensors.driver.ACPISensors | Version: 1800
2019-03-02 13:24:14.471227 Some info for CPUSensors.kext => Identifier: org.hwsensors.driver.CPUSensors | Version: 1800
2019-03-02 13:24:14.901254 Some info for GPUSensors.kext => Identifier: org.hwsensors.driver.GPUSensors | Version: 1800
2019-03-02 13:24:15.364295 Some info for LPCSensors.kext => Identifier: org.hwsensors.driver.LPCSensors | Version: 1800
2019-03-02 13:24:15.785357 Some info for SMMSensors.kext => Identifier: org.hwsensors.driver.SMMSensors | Version: 1800
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2019-03-02 13:24:17.519434 Some info for Lilu.kext => Identifier: as.vit9696.Lilu | Version: 1.3.4
2019-03-02 13:24:18.003623 Some info for WhateverGreen.kext => Identifier: as.vit9696.WhateverGreen | Version: 1.2.6







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It's a known bug in GeekBench and probably something similar with the Logitech software: RX 580 is reported at 300 MHz also here in Geekbench.
 
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So is it not reporting correctly, or is it actually only operating at 300Mhz? The card is super quiet and fans do not turn on until temp reaches 55 degrees in HWMonitor
 
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So is it not reporting correctly, or is it actually only operating at 300Mhz? The card is super quiet and fans do not turn on until temp reaches 55 degrees in HWMonitor
It’s just a reporting issue in Geekbench, Luxmark Ball has the same issue. If it were really running at 300Mhz the score would be very low.

Vega cards are reporting 350Mhz as well. It seams they are dividing by 4.
300(4) = 1200MHz?
 
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So this might be a stupid question, but I recently bought the same card. I was under the impression that because it was natively supported no .kext files were needed (Specifically for the GPU), but looking at your first post I saw you have the whatever green in there. Is that needed?
 
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So this might be a stupid question, but I recently bought the same card. I was under the impression that because it was natively supported no .kext files were needed (Specifically for the GPU), but looking at your first post I saw you have the whatever green in there. Is that needed?
It is not needed if you are using High Sierra or Mojave, and if only using a single monitor. It does help with multi monitors, Framebuffer assignment etc..
If you use WEG you will also need lilu ad well.
 
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Ahh, so maybe I'm missing something but how exactly do we go about monitoring / tuning our GPU after we get everything up and running? I was just messing around to see how well it would handle 3 4k videos at once, and while it only put put 30% work load on my processor (activity monitor) I saw that my GPU fans weren't even spinning lol. So I imagine my GPU isn't properly configured otherwise it should of been doing the brunt of the work. With that said I was streaming them from online, so I could see how that could be a bit taxing on the CPU, but still...
 
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@Gigamaxx

Ahh, so maybe I'm missing something but how exactly do we go about monitoring / tuning our GPU after we get everything up and running? I was just messing around to see how well it would handle 3 4k videos at once, and while it only put put 30% work load on my processor (activity monitor) I saw that my GPU fans weren't even spinning lol. So I imagine my GPU isn't properly configured otherwise it should of been doing the brunt of the work. With that said I was streaming them from online, so I could see how that could be a bit taxing on the CPU, but still...
Download Uningine Valley, and Luxmark 3.1 MacOS versions and run those. You should get the fans spinning. Set the Valley to ExtremeHD setting. Score should be around 1850-1950. Luxmark 14-15K.
Both of these benchmarks should test the fans.
 
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