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Apple's "Get Ready for macOS Mojave" page notes on 2010-12 Mac Pro GPUs
Apple's Get Ready for macOS Mojave page has this note about 2010-2012 Mac Pro Graphics Card Compatibility (for the non-beta release):
"Mac Pro models introduced in late 2013, plus mid 2010 or mid 2012 models with recommended Metal-capable graphics processor, including MSI Gaming Radeon RX 560 and Sapphire Radeon PULSE RX 580"
Unless there's been a change, those cards do not have a Mac ROM. (The Sapphire Mac/PC Radeon 7950 with ROM switch wasn't mentioned, but is Metal compatible with previous macOS versions and should be with Mojave.) Previously macOS installers like High Sierra required a graphics card with Mac ROM to complete. (If not typically the firmware update phase would fail to complete.)
  I've added the above to our page of Reports on Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB in Mac Pros running macOS 10.12.6 and later, which includes a report from a reader that had problems installing the Mojave Beta and link to a post with tips from a 2010 Mac Pro owner with Sapphire Radeon RX 580 card that installed the Mojave Beta. (Some 2009 Mac Pro 4,1 owners had flashed their bootrom to 5,1 for support of later macOS versions.)
 
Apple/products related News, Tips, Software Updates, Op-Ed, PR:
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates: (later first)
(Including some I missed last week)

Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.


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List of Updates, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, Tips and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software updates and troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    July 30th to August 3rd, 2018 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 62 for macOS 10.13.x and Mojave
  • LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 released for macOS
  • List of Aspyr games issues with macOS High Sierra
  • About macOS Daemons (and using Activity Monitor)
  • VLC for Mobile v3.1.1 Update
  • Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
  • PC Benchmarks using Mercury M.2 NVMe SSD
  • 375GB Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Review
  • Best Video Cards for Gaming (Q3 2018)
  • Chrome 68.0.3440.84 (stable channel update)
  • Drupal 8.5.6 security update
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - How to Set up Family Sharing
    - How to Free up storage space on your Mac
    - How to connect multiple displays to your iMac Pro
    - Apple Vintage and obsolete products list updated
    - If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won't turn on or is frozen
    - If You Forgot passcode for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch or device Disabled
    - Info for website operators about distrusting Symantec certificate authorities

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