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AMD's $799 Radeon Pro W5700 offers a potential GPU alternative for the Mac Pro

11/19/2019, 09:11 am

AMD has updated its workstation graphics card lineup ahead of the launch of the new Mac Pro, with the Radeon Pro W5700 line using AMD's high-performance RDNA graphics architecture and offering up to six display outputs, including one over USB-C.

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AMD details the 16-inch MacBook Pro's Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPUs

11/13/2019, 01:11 pm

AMD has revealed the specifications of the new Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPU options available in the just-launched 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M offering better graphics performance and an option for up to 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 works in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

10/18/2019, 08:10 am

Apple is extending its support of AMD GPUs to macOS Catalina, with the second developer beta for macOS 10.15.1 enabling Radeon RX5700 compatibility with the operating system, possibly as a first step ahead of support for the Mac Pro's Radeon Pro Vega II and Duo cards.

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Eight unreleased AMD Radeon GPUs found in second macOS Catalina beta

06/27/2019, 10:06 am

The second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15 has seemingly revealed a list of unannounced AMD Radeon graphics cards, with eight references to GPUs bearing the "RX" and "Pro" prefixes, including seven under "Vega 20."

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 series launches with 7nm GPUs, up to 10.14 teraflops of performance

06/11/2019, 12:06 pm

AMD has launched three new cards in its Radeon RX 5000 range that all use 7-nanometer processes for the GPU, with the Radeon RX5700, XT, and 50th Anniversary Edition providing over 10 teraflops of performance as a more value-oriented alternative to the Vega cards.

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AMD's Radeon Pro Vega II and Duo offer Mac Pro up to 28Tflops of GPU performance

06/06/2019, 08:06 am

AMD has detailed the Radeon Pro Vega II, the graphics processing unit included in the new Mac Pro in standard single and "Duo" configurations, with the 14.2-teraflop 7-nanometer chip providing considerable performance for the creative workhorse.

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AMD launches RX 5000-series graphics cards with 7nm Navi GPUs

05/27/2019, 09:05 am

AMD has teased its next generation of graphics cards using the Navi GPU as the RX 5000-series, offering performance and power improvements over its Graphics Core Next offerings, with the first RX 5700 card in the range set to arrive this July.

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Editorial: Intel CPU constraints are sign on the road to ARM chips in the Mac

05/01/2019, 03:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned that Apple took about a five percent hit on Mac revenues because of constraints on Intel processors, and the company can't seem to break the 10nm process barrier. The last two times that a chip supplier couldn't keep its promises, Apple made a big move to another architecture -- and this is just another sign on the road to an ARM Mac coming relatively soon.

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Sonnet eGFX Radeon RX 560 Breakaway Puck hits Apple retail soon, but you don't have to wait

04/05/2019, 03:04 pm

A less expensive external GPU option for Thunderbolt 3 Macs, the Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560, is now available through Apple's online store and may soon hit some physical outlets, but there are options for buying now.

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Radeon VII will be compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14.5

04/02/2019, 12:04 pm

Now available at retail, AMD's Radeon VII graphics card can be used in a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure with the latest macOS Mojave beta.

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Apple missing from list of companies supporting OpenXR AR and VR spec

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

The Khronos Group has ratified and publicly released a provisional specification for OpenXR, an open standard for AR and VR platforms, but while many major firms are supporting the effort, Apple does not appear to be publicly offering its own support.

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The AMD Radeon VII doesn't work on the Mac at launch, but will soon

02/07/2019, 11:02 am

AMD's Radeon VII graphics card may offer considerable performance, but at launch it isn't able to be used on either a PCI-E Mac or in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, as a driver that allows the card to work in macOS is still under development.

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Apple's management doesn't want Nvidia support in macOS, and that's a bad sign for the Mac Pro

01/18/2019, 08:01 am

Apple just doesn't allow modern Nvidia GPUs on macOS Mojave, and this is a dramatic change from only six months ago. Given that a new Mac Pro is coming that could support Nvidia cards, and there are already eGPUs that should, it's time that Apple did.

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AMD unveils Radeon 7 graphics card likely to appear in future pro Macs

01/09/2019, 01:01 pm

AMD on Wednesday announced its next flagship graphics card, the Radeon 7, which it touted as the world's first 7-nanometer gaming GPU.

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Mojave hints at new & unannounced Vega GPU chips coming to Mac soon

12/11/2018, 10:12 am

AMD could be extending its lines of Radeon Pro Vega GPUs that could be used in a future Mac refresh early in 2019, according to identifiers in a recent macOS Mojave update.

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15-inch MacBook Pro Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega 20 GPU options now available

11/14/2018, 11:11 am

Apple has started to offer the 15-inch MacBook Pro to customers with updated graphics options, with configurations of the notebook using AMD's Radeon Pro Vega GPUs now available to purchase from Apple directly.

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Testing an AMD WX 9100 eGPU with the 15-inch i9 MacBook Pro

08/25/2018, 11:08 am

Apple's eGPU support extends beyond consumer-grade cards. AppleInsider takes a look at the AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 GPU workstation card, inside a Sonnet eGFX 650 Breakaway Box.

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AMD releases Mac versions of Radeon ProRender plugin for Blender & Maya

04/14/2018, 02:04 pm

AMD this week published Mac versions of its Radeon ProRender plugins for 3D creation mainstays Blender and Maya -- enabling Macs with compatible hardware to take advantage of ProRender for physics-based rendering.

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Apple details eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra, notes no Nvidia support

03/30/2018, 10:03 am

The release of macOS 10.13.4 brings with it official external GPU support by Apple, but the company is recommending specific enclosures/chassis and cards, excluding ones some people might hope to use.

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Meltdown & Spectre discoveries credited to 22-year-old German genius

01/17/2018, 10:01 am

The identification of the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities in Intel- and ARM-based processors -- including chips used in Apple's Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- can be credited almost entirely to a Google security researcher in his early 20s, Jann Horn.

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