1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 25, 2018 1:57 PM by elstaci

    Looking for a graphics card with "Metal" support that is compatible with a mid-2010 mac pro.

    cockrobin

      I'm currently running a ATI Radeon HD 5770, which does not support "Metal - a requirement to upgrade to Mojave. Apple suggests the following graphics cards prior to upgrading to Mojave:

      • MSI Gaming Radeon RX 560 128-bit 4GB GDRR5
      • SAPPHIRE Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5
      • SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

      I'm reluctant to just buy one more or less at random, as I've had trouble finding compatible graphics cards in the past. Suggestions?

        • Re: Looking for a graphics card with "Metal" support that is compatible with a mid-2010 mac pro.
          elstaci

          found this website that gives all the AMD GPU cards that are compatible with APPLE Metal: Install macOS 10.14 Mojave on Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012) - Apple Support https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/24/mojave-2010-2012-mac-pro-metal-graphics-cards/

           

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          Install macOS 10.14 Mojave on Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012)

          Learn how to prepare your Mac Pro (Mid 2010) or Mac Pro (Mid 2012) for macOS Mojave.

          macOS Mojave requires a graphics card that supports Metal, an Apple technology that lets the system and apps efficiently tap into the capabilities of today’s graphics processors (GPUs). The graphics cards offered by Apple in Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012) don't have GPUs that support Metal, so these systems require upgraded graphics cards in order to install macOS Mojave.

          Before you upgrade to macOS Mojave on these Mac Pro models, you need to update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and then make sure that your graphics card is compatible. You also need to turn off FileVault.

          Update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

          First, use the Mac App Store to update your operating system to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Don't upgrade your Mac Pro (Mid 2010) or Mac Pro (Mid 2012) to macOS Mojave directly from macOS versions prior to 10.13.6.

           

           

           

           

          Make sure that your graphics card works with Mojave

          Next, check to see if the graphics card in your Mac Pro is compatible. You can use System Information to find out which graphics card your Mac has:

          1. Press and hold the Option key while choosing Apple () menu > System Information.
          2. In the sidebar, select Graphics/Displays. If your graphics card is compatible, you see "Supported" next to the Metal entry. You can also note the name of your graphics card and see if it's in the list below.
          These specific third-party graphics cards are Metal-capable and compatible with macOS Mojave on Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012):
          • MSI Gaming Radeon RX 560 128-bit 4GB GDRR5
          • SAPPHIRE Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5
          • SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
          • NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac
          • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition
          Some other third-party graphics cards* based on the following AMD GPU families might also be compatible with macOS Mojave on Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012):
          • AMD Radeon RX 560
          • AMD Radeon RX 570
          • AMD Radeon RX 580
          • AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
          • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
          • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
          • AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
          • AMD Radeon Frontier Edition

          If the graphics card in your Mac Pro isn't listed above, you need to install one that's compatible with macOS Mojave. If you need additional help, contact Apple Support.

          * Third-party graphics cards vary, so you should check with the vendor of your specific graphics card for compatibility details.

           

           

           

           

          Turn off File Vault, then install macOS Mojave

          Many third-party graphics cards won't show anything on the display when macOS Mojave is starting up, including the Apple logo and startup progress bar. As a result, you can't log in to a system that uses FileVault, choose a different startup disk before your Mac boots into macOS, or perform some hardware diagnostics.

          You’ll need to turn off File Vault and then follow the steps to download and install macOS Mojave on your Mac Pro.

           

           

           

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