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Apple details macOS Mojave support on Mac Pro and explains iMac update error

With the release of the final version of macOS Mojave 10.14, Apple released two new support pages to explain the new operating system compatibility and upgrade process on some Macs.

In one, Ma details which graphics cards support Mojave connected to the Mac Pro from mid-2010; In the other, the company explains an error in upgrading the iMac (27 inches, end of 2012) with Boot Camp installed.

Mac Pro Compatible Graphics Cards for macOS Mojave

With respect to the Mac Pro, Apple pointed out on this support page that Mojave requires a video card capable of supporting API Metal, the latest graphics engine for Macs that efficiently uses today's graphics processors (GPUs).

The graphics cards offered by Apple for mid-2010 and mid-2012 Macs Pro do not support Metal, so I need to use some other to be able to install macOS Mojave. In this way, Ma has indicated third party graphics cards that are compatible with Metal and therefore with MacOS version 10.14. Just them:

  • 128-bit MSI Gaming RadeonRX 560 with 4GB GDDR5;
  • SAPPHIRERadeon PULSERX 580 with 8GB GDDR5;
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition;
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac;
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition.

Apple also said that the AMD cards below may be compatible with macOS Mojave on these Mac Pro models. However, the company has warned that these components may vary so it is always important to check with the vendor for compatibility of this component.

  • AMD Radeon RX 560, RX 570, and RX 580;
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64;
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100;
  • AMD Radeon Frontier Edition.

To check if your Mac Pro's Metal-compatible graphics card is enough, simply go to the “System Information” as explained below:

  1. Press (Option) and click on the Apple menu and then “System Information”.
  2. Click on "Graphics / Monitors."

If next to Metal is listed “Compatible” then the graphics card will work with macOS Mojave.

Error updating iMac with Boot Camp installed

Apple's other support document helps owners of iMacs (27 inches, end of 2012) with a 3TB hard drive resolve the “Setup cannot continue with Boot Camp configured” error, which may appear when the user try to install macOS Mojave.

To date, Apple has reported that only this model of iMac has been affected by such an error. To discard the message and proceed with the upgrade, owners of these machines must remove Boot Camp partition before installing Mojave.

Since all is not flowers, after upgrading to the latest operating system, You will no longer be able to use Boot Camp to install Windows on these machines.. Thus, the user should use a virtualization application such as the Parallels Desktop, which recently updated its software for macOS Mojave.

To remove Windows from Mac, we recommend backing up all Windows documents and then using Boot Camp Assistant:

  1. Open Boot Camp Assistant through Finder (Utility Applications) or at Launchpad.
  2. Select "Remove Windows 7 or later" and click "Continue."
  3. If your Mac has a single internal disk, click "Restore." If you have multiple disks, select Windows, click "Restore disk to a single OS X partition" and continue with the process.

via 9to5Mac