Geekbench 5.0.1 & 5.0.2 crashes with egpu rx-580

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26 Sep, 2019 04:48 PM


 I also experienced crashes when doing a compute test with my Akitio Node + RX-580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8Gb, with a Mac Mini late 2012.

The processor test worked fine. The RX-580 test with open CL was fine also. It's the metal test that is always crashing at the same spot within the test where it is computing around the "feature matching" segment. On the other end, the Intel HD-4000 passes all the tests.

For the information, my paid license for geekbench 4 has no problem with all the tests, including metal on the RX-580.

Version 5.0.2 did not resolve the problem for me.

  1. 1 Posted by Colin on 21 Oct, 2019 11:55 PM

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    Thanks for letting us know about this, and I apologize for the delayed response. Could you let me know which version of macOS your system is running so that we can take a closer look at this issue?


    Primate Labs Inc.

  2. 2 Posted by Michel on 22 Oct, 2019 03:56 AM

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    Hi Colin.

    My system is Mojave.

    But, to my surprise, and you did not mention it, is that there is for download, version 5.0.3 which worked just fine with the metal test + RX580 egpu.

    Just to see, I tested it again with my other hard drive in my Mac Mini 2012. Version 5.0.3 still crashes with the metal test with the RX580 egpu, + osx high-sierra.

    Both hard drive has all the same applications, same everything. I update one when a new os is released, being Mojave for now.

    Will not go to Catalina yet, since there are 32 bit applications that I still need.



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