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Another report on Retail Radeon RX 580 8GB in Mac Pro
( Report updated with info on 28" UHD monitor, using 5 output ports & macOS 10.13.3.)
Added a third report on stock (not flashed) Radeon RX 580 8GB in a Mac Pro. (Thanks Matt.)
He's using 3 displays with the card. (Card has 2 DisplayPort 1.4, 2 HDMI 2.0b, 1 DVI-D ports.)
Native driver support in macOS 10.12.6 or later and supports Apple Metal.
(They bought this card for $360-$365. Seems like a very good value at that price.)
Logic Pro X 10.4.1 Update (long list of improvements)
Apple's updated Logic Pro X again (v10.4 was a major update).
See the Logic Pro X Release Notes for a list of Stability/Reliability, Performance, Smart Tempo, Plug-ins, Alchemy, Automation, Flex Key Commands, Global Tracks, Editing, Mixer, Apple Loops, Control Surfaces/MIDI Controllers, Drummer, Score, Export/Bounce, Import, Import, Content, and General improvements.
Download page for iMac Pro macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update Revised
The download page I posted on Feb. 19th for the macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update for iMac Pro was dated Feb. 19th, 2018 and size listed as 1.53GB. Now the iMac Pro macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update is dated March 1st, 2018 and size is listed as 591.9 MB. Build number of new iMac Pro update is 17D2103. (Interesting since some earlier installs were said to be 17D2104, original release for iMac Pro supplemental update per Developer news release page was 17D2102. Standard release was 17D102.)
(As noted in previous news, some iMac Pro owners reported major problems after install attempts of the original update, often requiring macOS reinstalls or restoring from a Time Machine backup.)
(later added first) Apple/products related News, Tips, Updates, PR:
(later first) Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates:
Using 4K displays, 5K displays, and Ultra HD TVs with your Mac
How to control your home with Siri
How to automate and remotely access your HomeKit accessories
How to use the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
About iTunes Store availability
( Wording revised Feb. 27th, but still notes dropping support for Apple TV 1 & XP/Vista on May 25, 2018 as noted here last week.)
What to do before you sell or give away your Mac
How to Move your content to a new Mac
How to AirPlay audio
(stream music, podcasts, and more to Apple TV, HomePod, or other AirPlay-enabled devices.)
How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
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Previous News Archive Summary:
Feb. 19th to 23rd, 2018 News Archive Another report on Retail Radeon RX 580 8GB in Mac Pro (macOS 10.12.6)
SoftRAID 5.6.5 Update Released
Nvidia Web Graphics Driver Update for macOS 10.13.3 (17D102)
macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update Info/Downloads
iOS 11.2.6, tvOS 11.2.6 and watchOS 4.2.3 Updates
Some iMac Pros had major problems with macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update
Safari Technology Preview 50 Release Notes (for macOS Sierra and High Sierra)
Civ. 6 iPad: Game erased after updating or purchasing and installing DLC
Micromat MacCheck 1.0.5 update (several fixes/improvements)
Introducing Storage Access API
Spoofing a MAC address in macOS High Sierra
Beta 3 of macOS 10.13.4, Xcode 9.3, iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3
Setting Up A Mac Web Server With Apache and MAMP
Chrome 64.0.3282.186 stable channel update
Shopping for a VPN app? Read this.
240GB TEKQ Rapide Thunderbolt 3 External SSD Review
Intel SSD DC P4510 SSD Review
Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
- Changes coming to iTunes Store availability (dropping Apple TV 1, Win XP/Vista)
- How to identify legitimate emails from the App Store or iTunes Store
- OS X: Manually migrating data from another Mac
- Apple Web Server notifications
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