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Apple Announces macOS Mojave-Compatible Graphics Cards, Warns Some iMac Users of Mojave/Boot Camp Incompatibility

Apple Announces macOS Mojave-Compatible Graphics Cards, Warns Some iMac Users of Mojave/Boot Camp Incompatibility

Apple on Monday released a pair of updated support documents advising macOS Mojave users about Mac Pro graphic card upgrades, as well as an advisory for some iMac users about support for Boot Camp on certain iMacs.

The first document advises users about installing macOS Mojave on their Mid-2010 and Mid-2012 Mac Pros. These machines didn’t originally ship with GPUs offering support for Apple’s Metal 3D graphics API, and the graphics card must be updated if full Metal compatibility is desired.

The list of cards compatible with macOS Mojave on Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012) include:

  • 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

Apple says the following AMD-based cards “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

To check which graphics card is installed in your Mac, do the following:

  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.

The second updated support document concerns the “Installation cannot proceed with Boot Camp configured” alert that users might see on certain iMac models when they attempt to install macOS Mojave on the machine.

Users of 27-inch iMacs from late 2012 with 3TB hard drives installed and an existing Boot Camp partition could see the alert.

To install macOS Mojave on this iMac, first back up your Windows data, then use Boot Camp Assistant to remove the Boot Camp partition. After the Boot Camp partition is gone, you can install macOS Mojave, but you can no longer use Boot Camp on the machine.

(Via AppleInsider)

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