AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Finally for Hackintosh and Apple Mac?

January 4, 2020 posted by


Is the currently fastest AMD Navi architecture
RDNA powered graphics card, the Radeon RX 5700 XT finally supported in macOS? Can you use it in your Hackintosh build or
with a Mac? Is this finally the best price to performance
ratio GPU for your Hackintosh? Let’s find out… Hi, I’m Teresa from morgonaut.cloud and
I help people with Apple computers, Hackintosh builds, Linux servers, simply overall with
computers. If you are new here, then please click that
subscribe button and hit the bell next to it, so you won’t miss any of my future videos. 14 days ago I informed on my channel and sites
that Apple finally brought some partial support for the AMD Navi architecture RDNA graphics
cards in the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta release. Then went through internet some rumours Apple
removed this support. Few days ago Apple released the final macOS
Catalina 10.15.1 version. So most people are interested if the 5700
series GPUs from AMD are finally supported. So…. the answer is… YES, they are. You can start to celebrate 🙂 This video is
not a review, I just wanted to let you know my personal experience and share with you
these positive good news. So let’s move to the actual build. This is one of my so called 14-core iMac Pro
Killer hackintosh builds. If you missed my video series about this monster
Hackintosh, links to it you can find now in this video description. So let’s have a look on the screen. Here as a proof you can see I’m running
the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT inside of latest macOS Catalina 10.15.1 on my Intel i9-9900K
Hackintosh build. AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, latest
Metal version fully supported. So let’s shortly test it in DaVinci Resolve
Studio 16. As you can see the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT automatically picked up by Resolve using Metal. As always 4K timeline with ProRes 4K 4:2:2
10-bit source footage. Timeline scrubbing is absolutely fantastic. So let’s quickly try H.264 export render,
using hardware acceleration, 4K resolution, 30fps, and let’s see if the 5700 XT will
be fully utilized. As expected, maxed out 5700 XT, render is
even faster than realtime in 4K resolution on this GPU, so in DaVinci Resolve the AMD
Radeon RX 5700 XT is working really great on my Hackintosh build. And for nitpickers – if it’s working great
in DaVinci Resolve, there’s no need for me to show it also in Final Cut, Premiere
or any other app, when the system recognized it and it’s fully utilized 🙂 BTW why would
someone want to use that Adobe crap, why not to use the best tools simply 🙂
So Metal is working great. Now just shortly put this AMD 5700 XT under
heavy load in 3D rendering using the Luxmark benchmark to see if also OpenCL workloads
can this 5700 XT handle as good as Metal ones. Luxball scene score is 27844. Hotel scene
score 5157. And Neumann scene 21177. If you want to compare results on this same
hardware with my AMD Vega Frontier Edition, then watch my huge comparison AMD vs INTEL
Hackintosh – Benchmarks Comparison video, link is in video description. I chose and tested the reference Sapphire
Radeon RX 5700 XT and now I can hear those haters, why did you choose this one instead
of some 2 or 3 fans custom model? Answer is easy. Those who will choose this reference model,
can at anytime later easily add to this card custom water cooling from big brands like
E.K. Custom models with non-reference PCB can’t. And another reason why I like these reference
models with the blower style fan is, better temperature conditions inside of computer
case. Because it’s sucking air from the case and
exhaust the hot air straight away from the computer. So temperature inside of the case will be
always lower than with those 2 or 3 fans models and that’s good for lifespan and performance
of all your other components. And because I always strictly recommend only
components I personally tested and verified, I can recommend exactly this model and can’t
judge any other models. So in this video description you can find
links where you can buy directly this exact 5700 XT I tested. BTW you absolutely don’t have to fear about
overheating this GPU or insane noise. The fan during video rendering was noticeble,
but not annoying, nothing extreme. It’s rendering, full GPU utilization, I think now can hear the GPU fan? I had also my case side panel open and my
computer was next to my head on table for the purpose of this video. So under my table with closed case it’s
really barely noticeble. Also don’t forget these drivers which Apple
included in the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 are just first version of drivers, I have no doubt
Apple will even more improve it over time. The performance is quite as good as Vega 64,
but with lower power consumption. So can I recommend to buy this AMD Radeon
RX 5700 for your Hackintosh build or to real Mac users? Well, it’s a good GPU and I will put it
into even more in depth testing, but the simple fact it needs macOS Catalina 10.15.1 to run
it holds me back from recommending it to everybody. There is still lot of people who needs macOS
Mojave or older system for their work, also macOS Catalina is still in early stage. So if you want to experiment and use macOS
Catalina instead of macOS Mojave on your Hackintosh or Apple Mac, then this 5700 XT GPU will be probably the good choice. If you will have some further questions, feel
free to comment down below. And BTW if you would need some help with Apple
Mac, Linux, Windows computer, BSD, server for virtualization, ZFS file server, video
editing, fine tuning your workflow or just consulting, you can always get my personal
individual support on my Patreon or SubscribeStar, links are again in this video description. So I hope I made your day again little better,
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watching and see you next time my Hackintosh friends.

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