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AMD's Radeon VII graphics card can now power Mac computers


AMD may not have the crown when it comes to GPU performance next to Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, but its graphics processors have held the advantage in one regard, thanks to Apple's reluctance to use Nvidia's hardware. Now, the company's latest graphics card, the Radeon VII, has received support in the macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Beta 1, as Reddit user rsoatz posted.

In follow-up testing by AppleInsider, the Radeon VII graphics card was confirmed to work in high-power external GPU (eGPU) enclosures, but malfunctioned when used with a Mac Pro tower.

Since the support is coming in the form of a beta update to macOS, it's not surprising there are flaws here in there in the functionality across the range of possible setups. But, it's still promising news for creative users and gamers looking to boost the performance of their machines with the latest AMD card.