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Radeon Compatibility Guide - ATI/AMD Graphics Cards

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Is somebody cheeked already if r9 380 works now with El Capitan 10.11.5?
R9 380 Has been working in El Capitan. Enable your IGP boot with it as priority. You will get a black screen for bios/clover but an OSX login will come up. If you have sleep issues...disable wifi before sleep.
 
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Guys,

I am trying to get a bit more performance out of my sapphire r9 390. It boots OK out of the display port. However the VRAM is way down to 14MB. Graphics are sloooow.
Any pointers would be appreciated. Running El Capi 10.11.15.
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Is there any fix for R9 390X freezes issue ?
According to the console, it's Windowserver related

For anyone not familiar with this issue, random freeze occur on El Capitan (10.11.5) mouse is still moving but can't click anything, sound still works after the freeze

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Is there any fix for R9 390X freezes issue ?
According to the console, it's Windowserver related

For anyone not familiar with this issue, random freeze occur on El Capitan (10.11.5) mouse is still moving but can't click anything, sound still works after the freeze

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Granted I have an R9 290 (still Hawaii), but I have no freezing at all. Once I got it running (single monitor) well, it's been totally smooth in 10.11.4, and now since I updated to 10.11.5 as well. That's in GPU intensive tasks as well, from games to FCPX to Lightroom (GPU accelerated Develop module).
 
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Is there any fix for R9 390X freezes issue ?
According to the console, it's Windowserver related

For anyone not familiar with this issue, random freeze occur on El Capitan (10.11.5) mouse is still moving but can't click anything, sound still works after the freeze
Having the same issues here as well. MSI R9 390X Gaming 8GB. I think it has to do with a GPU reset more than a windowserver crash (which is caused by the GPU reset).

If I unplug the DP cable then plug it back in the mouse is frozen as well. It's really annoying to say the least.

I still have my old R9 280X but the VRAM is failing on it and I don't want to have 2 GPU's in my system at once sucking up all my power (or changing them out every time I want to boot into Windows or OS X).

GPU Reset log is attached.

EDIT: Also on 10.11.5.
 

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looks like a copy and paste of my logs, I'll attach mine also if anyone wants to have a look.
I'll try first 10.11.6 beta but I doubt it will change anything

Edit: 10.11.6 seems to run better, not a freeze in 15 hours. But let's not jump to conclusions I'll test for a few more days
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intel Core i5-4690K @ 4.2 GHz
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10.11.6 seems to run better, not a freeze in 15 hours. But let's not jump to conclusions I'll test for a few more days
Awesome, was thinking about just getting a GTX 960 for OS X usage and a dedicated PhysX card for Windows but If you chime back with good news then screw it, I'll stick to what I got.

EDIT: I'll update to the 10.11.6 beta on my MacBook Pro and compare the AMD8000Controller.kext to 10.11.5's version to see if anything's changed.
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All AMD kext's seem to have been updated to 1.42.13 (from 1.42.11)... Gonna throw this on my hack and see how it fares.
 
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Yep good news for me already, I've been on this beta 24+ hours and not a single freeze so far.
Some dev at Apple read our complains and went like "let me fix that for these guys real quick" :lol: Well, props to this dev!
 
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