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Apple adds Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module for 2019 Mac Pro
Apple added the Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module as an option on 2019 Mac Pros.
The W5500X is a $200 option (over the base 580X card). If you already own a 2019 Mac Pro, you can buy the Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module for $600. Info from the product page:
"The AMD Radeon Pro W5500X with 8GB of GDDR6 memory is based on AMD's RDNA architecture, featuring up to 5.6 teraflops of single-precision performance or 11.2 teraflops of half-precision computing. It supports up to four 4K displays, one 5K display, or one Pro Display XDR. The half-height MPX Module design fits in an MPX bay and enables PCIe slot 2 for additional expansion.

  • Up to 5.6 teraflops of compute performance
  • 8GB of GDDR6 memory with 224GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Two HDMI 2.0 ports"
  • (Added this to the GPU Options in the DIY Guides on How To Repair/Upgrade 2019 Mac Pro.)
    Firefox 78.0.1/78.0 and Firefox ESR 68.10 Updates
    July 1st Firefox 78.0.1 release notes lists a fix for a bug in v78.0:
    "Fixed an issue which could cause installed search engines to not be visible when upgrading from a previous release."
    (previous day's updates follow.)
    June 30 Firefox 78.0 release notes and security fixes.
    "Firefox 78 is the last major release with support for macOS versions 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11. If you use one of these versions, you'll be supported through Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) 78.x for the coming year."
    See release notes for info on new features & bug fixes.

    Also updated is Firefox ESR 68.10 with "various stability and security fixes".

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