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Old Aug 16th, 2019, 11:42 PM   #1
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2010 MacPro and Mojave--works fine

Just wanted to say that I installed one of the recommended metal-compatible cards into the MacPro a Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580 8GB. Upgraded to Mojave easily from there. Only loss is the Apple logo on boot-up. I use three monitors and used to rely on a pair of 5770s. This card operates all three monitors handily alone.
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Old Aug 17th, 2019, 09:17 AM   #2
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Congrats! Good to know it can be done.
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Old Aug 17th, 2019, 02:46 PM   #3
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Well done and good news, and the loss of the Apple boot logo sure shouldn't be any real loss, but I wonder why it doesn't show???

Is the Mac Pro booting from its own internal boot disk???

That's definately quite the Mac and monitors setup you have there. I don't know if my neck or eyesight could handle a setup like that, even if they weren't large monitors.

Is there anything you find outstanding about Mojave and does it run well and fast???


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@ pm-r: always, with non-Apple GPU cards on a Mac Pro, the boot logo gets omitted.
This IMHO was normal when you used a PC GPU on a Mac Pro

The reason for this is a firmware difference between Apple & non-Apple GPUs.
Boils down to Little Endian vs. Big Endian code in the firmware.

With older Mac Pros this issue was unsurmountable unless the user reflashed the firmware of the GPU card.

Since 3.1 Mac Pros (or maybe a more recent version of Mac OS, don't remember which), the issue has more or less been fixed.

@ MacFury: did you use the DosDude 1 patcher?

BTW: could you post a pic of your magnificent setup?
Dankjewel hoor! (excuse my French)
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