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 on: Today at 11:34:10 AM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by Rominator
I was invited to join egpu.io

I created an account and congratulated Rastafabi on his original work.

My post was deleted and Rando banned my account

same behavior he exhibited (and got banned for) at previous EGPU site. (I got an apology from the admins)

Anyhow, would love to talk to itsage or rastafabi. They are welcome to PM me

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 on: Today at 11:30:42 AM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by Rominator
yeah, yeah, installed

 3 
 on: Today at 11:19:18 AM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by SMIKX
Trying to install it now.
You probably know this but .. you have to install High Sierra first ( Beta 8 Ithink ).

 4 
 on: Today at 10:24:55 AM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by Rominator
Trying to install it now.


 5 
 on: Today at 09:58:32 AM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by SMIKX
On my 4,1 bumped to 5,1

I think that it only adds APFS support
======================
Hardware Overview:

  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro5,1
  Processor Name:   Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   2.93 GHz
  Number of Processors:   2
  Total Number of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per Core):   256 KB
  L3 Cache (per Processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   17 GB
  Processor Interconnect Speed:   6.4 GT/s
  Boot ROM Version:   MP51.0084.B00
  SMC Version (system):   1.39f5
  SMC Version (processor tray):   1.39f5

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 on: Today at 07:39:54 AM 
Started by SMIKX - Last post by Rominator
Thanks to the above hint from Rominator, SMIKX and myself were able to find the solder pads on the relatively ancient Sapphire Vapor-X HD5870 that control the PCIe Gen2 5 GT/s Link speed.


As long as someone puts this someplace near their "help" I am cool with stuff like this. BTW, I seem to recall that 5770 was similar.

There was a clown at MR who used to buy my cards and then go post "Here's how the 5.0 speed works" to get street cred.

I spent the HOURS figuring this out, he helped himself to the credit, whole lot easier to find after someone finds it first.

I could show you where on 4870 as well, it was further down, directly below the CF connector about middle of card.

R9 290X was a little tricker and I've only done 3 of them.

If I find time I'll find it on more recent cards, maybe Vega a good place to start?

I'm getting old and feeble. Eyes failing, hands shaking. Maybe time for young whipper snapper?

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 on: Today at 07:33:50 AM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by Rominator
Anyone figure out what the version number is for new 5,1 firmware?

And what it added or took away?

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 on: Today at 06:24:28 AM 
Started by eVasilis - Last post by mysticalos
Any gpu that supports Metal Supports Metal 2 according to tech sheet.

most of the core benefits of Metal 2 are just more refinement/bug fixes and optimizes that they did based on developer feedback. Few new functions but mostly that stuff doesn't pertain to most of apps that already use metal. For example World of Warcraft will see very little gain from Metal 2 in terms of new features. Just whatever improvements there are in the driver/core backend of it all.

One of the big things with Metal 2 on iOS is that a lot of new iOS only features only work on the A11 bionic chip.

Refer to this table
https://developer.apple.com/metal/Metal-Feature-Set-Tables.pdf
The key to notice is on desktop metal is still on GPUFamily1 which is how you know all GPUs supported by 10.11, 10.12, are same on 10.13
when the GPU requirement goes up, the chart will reflect GPUFamily1 increase to 2.

iOS you actually see this more clearly. GPUFamily4 is the A11 bionic.

 9 
 on: September 19, 2017, 07:42:43 PM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by owbp
I think that Spacedust actually had troubles with latest, High Sierra, firmware update, not 4,1 to 5,1 upgrade. But I am usually wrong so who knows... Cheesy

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 on: September 19, 2017, 01:19:43 PM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by h9826790
Firmware is actually a BIOS Wink

This utility can only make your 4,1 become 5,1, but you are not with the latest firmware yet until you run the High Sierra installer.

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