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Radeon VII (and new AMD gpus) compatibility

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On a 7700K. This is the Sapphire Radeon VII, power management is working perfectly. Very quiet most of the time.

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Not sure why Geekbench OpenCL comes out so much lower than Win10. I'll try other SMBIOS profiles.

Flashed new firmware in Windows (for UEFI fix from AMD). Card worked in macOS right away, no mods.
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On a 7700K. This is the Sapphire Radeon VII, power management is working perfectly. Very quiet most of the time.

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Not sure why Geekbench OpenCL comes out so much lower than Win10. I'll try other SMBIOS profiles.

Flashed new firmware in Windows (for UEFI fix from AMD). Card worked in macOS right away, no mods.
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So you're recommending running the firmware update on Radeon VII?
 
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So you're recommending running the firmware update on Radeon VII?
It's required for proper UEFI support. It would be annoying using the card without it. I'm unsure what (if any) impact it has for actual macOS usage.
 
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no...if a new card have update from manufacturer...and wait for new beta release ...
What were your steps to get up over 200k in geekbench? I'd be interested to hear.

This is where I'm at so far:
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Though, keep in mind that's a sad 7700K. I need to upgrade other hardware next.
 

corint1

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What were your steps to get up over 200k in geekbench? I'd be interested to hear.

This is where I'm at so far:

Though, keep in mind that's a sad 7700K. I need to upgrade other hardware next.
I have made many changes to the dsdt level ... now I do not think it is relevant anymore ... to wait for the new beta version...a few more days ... I will detail when everything will be done by apple ... or maybe it will not be necessary... :)
 
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I have made many changes to the dsdt level ... now I do not think it is relevant anymore ... to wait for the new beta version...a few more days ... I will detail when everything will be done by apple ... or maybe it will not be necessary... :)
Why not just share what changes you made? Then others can investigate and test too. That's how progress is made.
 

corint1

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Why not just share what changes you made? Then others can investigate and test too. That's how progress is made.
do you have advanced knowledge about dsdt? ... I do not want to risk avalanche of questions like: what is it, why it is so, what does it do... etc ... I repeat for a few more days I do not know if it's more relevant ...
 
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