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XFX R9 390 Post-installation Issues - macOS 10.12.6

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Hello! I am having problems trying to get my R9 390 to function normally inside macOS Sierra.

I have just installed macOS on my pc (specs down below) and my GPU has three main issues:
  1. Only 7MB of vram is showing up in system report
  2. Only one display is receiving proper signal. I have 3 identical 1080p monitors that I would like to use with my hack. One receives normal input (this is always the one connected via HDMI), second monitor only mirrors the first, and the third doesn't receive any signal. Both the second and third monitors are connected via DVI using the DVI to HDMI (passive) adapters that were included in with my video card.
  3. 3d acceleration is not working. I'm assuming this because I have the non-transparent dock and annomations seem overall sluggish. (mission control and especially launchpad)
I'm new to actually getting a hackintosh up and running. My troubles probably stem from having an AMD card and being incompetent with multibeast, clover, clover configurator, and getting hackintosh drivers to work. I have tried a couple of things but nothing has worked so far and if I need to reinstall macOS, it wouldn't be too big of a deal.

Here is my system info and hackintosh specs:
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PC Specs:
Intel i5-6600K @stock 3.50GHz
16GB of 2400MHz RAM
Asus z170 Pro gaming
XFX nitro R9 390
 
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I know on one of the screenshots I have a ROM that says Asus but I was trying to see if that would work because I read that XFX cards had some weird properties when it came to hackintosh.
 
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Hello! I am having problems trying to get my R9 390 to function normally inside macOS Sierra.

I have just installed macOS on my pc (specs down below) and my GPU has three main issues:
  1. Only 7MB of vram is showing up in system report
  2. Only one display is receiving proper signal. I have 3 identical 1080p monitors that I would like to use with my hack. One receives normal input (this is always the one connected via HDMI), second monitor only mirrors the first, and the third doesn't receive any signal. Both the second and third monitors are connected via DVI using the DVI to HDMI (passive) adapters that were included in with my video card.
  3. 3d acceleration is not working. I'm assuming this because I have the non-transparent dock and annomations seem overall sluggish. (mission control and especially launchpad)
I'm new to actually getting a hackintosh up and running. My troubles probably stem from having an AMD card and being incompetent with multibeast, clover, clover configurator, and getting hackintosh drivers to work. I have tried a couple of things but nothing has worked so far and if I need to reinstall macOS, it wouldn't be too big of a deal.

Here is my system info and hackintosh specs:
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PC Specs:
Intel i5-6600K @stock 3.50GHz
16GB of 2400MHz RAM
Asus z170 Pro gaming
XFX nitro R9 390
Have you found a solution to this issue? I am having the same 7mb memory issue
 
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Have you found a solution to this issue? I am having the same 7mb memory issue
No, still nothing. I've given up on it. Looking to buy eGPU for MBP 2017 or a gtx 1050 for my pc
 
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R9 390 (and 290) have a host of issues in Sierra (and lesser extent El Capitan... which is why I'm still there). Adding multiple displays makes the problem harder...

1. Only the 290x/390x variant is "officially" supported, so you often needs to trick the system into thinking it's using such a card by changing the ID. You can do this with clover/configurator. Then, hopefully, you don't have to tinker too much to get the right connectors owrking.

2. Even if you get this working, you have to find a way to avoid getting a blackscreen after the Apple logo. Methods around this include setting the iGPU to primary (meaning you boot up to that point with no display active), or using a helper GPU that is supported (like a $30 Nvidia), or using the Lilu etc kexts to boot without iGPU (which I haven't read much success on using Hawaii 290/390(x)).

You might consider El Capitan, which is easier to avoid the blackscreen issue on. Or waiting to see what comes about when High Sierra is released, which at least offers better support for some AMD GPUs. You could get an Nvidia card that can be used with Web Drivers easily downloaded (though you get less power in such things as FCPX), or wait for HSierra and look to get Vega, which seems well supported.

In any case, Hawaii is a rabbit hole of trouble in Hackintosh-- and made worse with the non-X variants. On the other hand, it's a hell of a powerful card for things like FCPX, and has some compute resources even the latest more powerful cards lack.
 
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Thanks for the advice @justr

Personally, I'm a Creative Cloud user so I'd need nvidia anyway. I mostly care about having three monitors for macOS on the relative cheap. I'll give that a try and see what happens but right now, a gtx 1050 looks pretty good (especially with all of the stinking bitcoin mining)
 
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