AMD Radeon Navi GPU Support Coming to macOS

· Andrew Orr · Link

AMD Radeon Navi GPU support is coming to macOS. Code for four graphics cards is present, referring to Navi 9, Navi 10, Navi 12, and Navi 16.

The new device ID is 0x73101002. We need to keep our eyes on this kext development for more news and support as its getting close to the “Navi-dad”. we saw similar code in Sierra prior to the Vega release. Navi in 6 months?

Feliz navidad everyone!

Imagination Technologies Triggers Dispute Resolution Over Apple GPU Designs

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple dropping Imagination Technologies for its own mobile GPU chip design

It looks like Imagination Technologies and Apple haven’t found a way to kiss and make up because now they’ve entered into a formal dispute process. Imagination said on Thursday it started the process because it hasn’t been able to reach an agreement with Apple over licensing its tech for iPhone GPUs.

NVIDIA's Pascal Drivers for macOS Available, but Still Beta

· Jeff Gamet · News

beta macOS drivers for NVIDIA's Pascal GPU line now available

NVIDIA made Mac users happy on Tuesday when it released a macOS-compatible version of its Pascal graphics processors. The company promised they were coming, and while still in beta, they let Mac owners get a taste of the company’s more powerful GPU offering.

Watch Out, Imagination Technologies, Because Apple is Hiring More GPU Designers

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple hiring GPU designers for iPhone and iPad

Apple’s in-house GPU plans have the company on a hiring spree in London, which happens to be pretty close to where Imagination Technologies is based. That’s the company Apple partnered with for iPhone and iPad graphics processors before deciding to go it alone—and more than 20 employees have already left to join the Cupertino-based company.

Apple's Plan for In-house Mobile GPU Design Could Lead to Imagination Technologies Patent Fight

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple dropping Imagination Technologies for its own mobile GPU chip design

It’s no secret Apple likes using its own chips in products like the iPhone and iPad, and Imagination Technologies is learning that in a painful way. Apple currently uses Imagination’s GPU chips in its mobile devices, but that’s changing within two years when they move to in house designs—and that could lead to a patent fight.