- Jan 22, 2020
- AORUS Z390 Master
- RX 6900 XT
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
Big Sur 11.2.2 is booting without problems here with my Radeon™ Vega 64 LC and RX 6900 XT.
Yeah, this is expected:Big Sur 11.2.2 is booting without problems here with my Radeon™ Vega 64 LC and RX 6900 XT.
In 11.3, a 6000-series GPU can not be used for anything. It won't give a picture, it won't show up as a Metal or OpenCL GPU, it can't be used for any computing tasks.
In 11.2, a 6000-series GPU will give a basic unaccelerated picture - meaning you can see macOS and move the mouse cursor around. It'll be choppy and slow, but it does provide a way to access the OS. But it still won't show up as a Metal or OpenCL GPU, so it can't be useful for any computing task.
For me 11.4 beta 1 is the tipping point. If it doesn't come then, I'm going to start to lose hope.Where do you guys place the odds of any 6xxx support?
I honestly am getting more and more pessimistic about it.
I think they might skip right to all Apple Silicon, even for GPU
Unfortunately I don't believe this means anything. Every release bumps the version number of every kext, and I think that is the checksum difference you are seeing.Well all I can say is the Radeon 6000 kexts are changing. Different sha256 sums on the binary file inside the Radeon6000Framebuffer kext, for example, from beta 5 to 6, so some work is being done.
OK well of course I hope you're right. I do still have some concerns about it. The wording "we've not tested it" implies either what I said before - that they think it's out already when it's not - or else, if you're right, that they know for sure they could test it, meaning they must have a private beta build (perhaps of 11.4?). However would they then be able to talk so openly about it? Wouldn't that breach an NDA? I guess it's possible Apple gave them permission to do so?Speaking as someone who is on the redshift forums a bunch, I trust this intel. They are very aware of the situation, they are not misinformed about it already being out. They said they have not tried it or have no experience using it so cant say about the performance. However Redshift Devs had to work closely with apple to get a Metal version out just this last year. My sense is that apple threw a bunch of money at the problem after hearing so many Pros in this field complain about the Nvidia situation. Redshift devs are very responsive, trustworthy and I would guess they have good source intel. Of course this is all just my speculation.
For context this is the question that was posed on the Redshift forum....There's always the possibility that the testing of 6000-series drivers is on Apple Silicon Macs...
Also, I find it a little odd that these devs are not bound by any NDAs... That's very un-Apple-like.