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I'm more of a user than a modder, but I'm not afraid of mucking about either. My primary software is Final Cut Pro and Photoshop.

What I'm hoping is that someone here who has made the transition from Nvidia to Radeon, and has the same mobo (GA-Z77x-UD5H) can offer me the steps I need to take to successfully use the new card. I'm also hoping that my old, simple mobo will make life a bit more simple, but whatever it takes...

Thanks... and happy holidays to all.
With that CPU and RX 580, I'm afraid you will not have much joy.
I have an i7-3770K + Z77X-UP5 + RX580 and FCPX is not vey stable.
With the latest Mojave release, Apple have removed h/w codec feature of the RX 580.
You will be able to use your system, but will rely on the CPU and IGPU as long as H.264 output is all you need.

See issues here.
 
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With that CPU and RX 580, I'm afraid you will not have much joy.
I have an i7-3770K + Z77X-UP5 + RX580 and FCPX is not vey stable.
With the latest Mojave release, Apple have removed h/w codec feature of the RX 580.
ARRRGGGGHHHH!!

OK: thank you for saving me. I've got a return/refund approved on the card.

So: if I want to continue to move forward, then I take it I need to build a new hackintosh (or pray that Nvidia releases drivers?)

Any suggestions for what mobo/CPU/card -will- work with, and accelerate, FCP? I'm more a creative than a gamer...

Thanks again. Not the news I wanted, but I appreciate your response.
 
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ARRRGGGGHHHH!!

OK: thank you for saving me. I've got a return/refund approved on the card.

So: if I want to continue to move forward, then I take it I need to build a new hackintosh (or pray that Nvidia releases drivers?)

Any suggestions for what mobo/CPU/card -will- work with, and accelerate, FCP? I'm more a creative than a gamer...

Thanks again. Not the news I wanted, but I appreciate your response.
Cannot really make a recommendation (otherwise someone will go "ARRRGGGGHHHH!!" when it does not work :rolleyes:).
Do your own research first, don't just listen to folks who say "it's works OOB...it's fine for me...etc" as their usage and needs may be completely different to yours. Unless then can categorically prove (systematic repeatable tests) that it does what you need, then be vary of the claims. AMD RX580 is perfectly good GPU for the the GUI but has issues for encoding/decoding certain codes.

Vega seems to be better supported in terms of encoding/decoding.
But so are latest Intel CPU's + IGPU's. If you can afford it, look at latest i7's & i9's and latest Xeon's - specially the one's used in real iMac Pros.
Even on real Mac's, they use the GPU for GUI and rendering together with the CPU, and their own custom T2 chip for encoding.

I have come to a conclusion that I need to move to a newer system after the holidays.
 
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Thanks. Sounds like sage advice. Like you, I've had good service and performance from my setup (which runs all day, just fine at 4.6) but as you say, perhaps it's time to move on. First glance, it looks like it will cost $1200 or so.

Anyway, thanks again. Good luck to us both! :)
 
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Sorry about this, but one last question. Just rereading your comments and this struck me "With the latest Mojave release, Apple have removed h/w codec feature of the RX 580."

So, if Nvidia has stopped offering drivers and Apple removed the h/w codec in Mojave are you saying that there is basically No Way to use a hackintosh with FCPX moving forward? IOW, I need to go back to "real" Apple hardware?

There's no rush on my part, as I assume I can just stick with what I've got for a couple of years, but I make at least part of my living editing video... and etc etc...

Thanks.
 
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So, if Nvidia has stopped offering drivers and Apple removed the h/w codec in Mojave are you saying that there is basically No Way to use a hackintosh with FCPX moving forward? IOW, I need to go back to "real" Apple hardware?
There are workarounds (may be not ideal). Using powerful latest CPU's and very fast NVMe SSD's, will allow FCPX to use the hack without utilising the full benefits the AMD GPU.

Maybe if there's enough backlash from Apple fanboys who use eGPU's (with similar problems now), then maybe Apple will rethink and fix the s/w temporarily (before moving on in the few years time to their own fully custom chip).
 
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Hey Stork you have a great system there.
The discussion we are having is related to FCPX and AMD GPU support.
How are your experiences/results with FCPX usage on that system ?
Unfortunately, I don't use FCPX so I can't help you out with FCPX. My systems are for general purpose computing and personal audio recording.
 
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Unfortunately, I don't use FCPX so I can't help you out with FCPX. My systems are for general purpose computing and personal audio recording.
That's OK.
AMD GPU's are great for general purpose computing (with no issues about web-drivers, etc., like NVIDIA) and mainly work OOB as GUI.
The issues with the AMD GPU's are more to do with specific Apps that encode/decode video that macOS does not handle very well (read bugs). In fact Apple have (with the latest update) now disabled h/w encode/decode for some of the AMD GPU's.
 
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