RadeonSensor - Monitor GPU Temperature with VirtualSMC

Aluveitie

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Release 0.3.0 adds the SMCRadeonGPU kext to export GPU temperature to VirtualSMC for monitoring tools like iStats or Sensei to read.
Note that SMCRadeonGPU depends on VirtualSMC and RadeonSensor kexts and must be loaded after them.

 

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Are there any benefits to use this on RX 570..? It already shows those details out of the box thus I guess this is useful for 5000/6000 cards?
 

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Apple stopped reporting the temperature with Vega 20, so it is mainly useful for Radeon VII and newer cards.
Unless you want the GPU temperature in the status bar similarly to the CPU temperature:
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The RadeonSensor.kext provides the GPU temperature which the RadeonGadget displays in the status bar.

I just registered to say thank you very much!!
I'm not using amd cpus, but running mac os within qemu with intel cpus and 6900 xt sapphire nitro+ se passed through.
I was searching a lot before landing here and in less then 2 minutes I now have the temperature of the gpu displaying correctly.
Ver: 0.3.1, using both SMCRadeonGPU and RadeonSensor kexts.
Sensei is now displaying gpu temperature, as well as the widget included in the package.

Again thank you very much!



 

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Hi Aluveitie,​

First thanks for your nice tool. I'm currently building my first Ryzentosh based on the great AudioGod's guide and I've some difficulties with your RadeonTool.
I've alreadyinstalled the latest kext ( 0.3.1 ) on my EFI ( and check the order of load in OpenCoreConfigurator ), the tool appears in the menu bar, but only temperature is seeing, and when I clic into the tool only a small menu with just "Exit" appears. It seems I don't have the complete window

Do you have an idea of what I'm doing wrong ?

Thanks for your help

 

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@Darkpulse That is all the RadeonGadget is designed to do currently. That part is independent of VirtualSMC and can also work in a VM for example.

If you want a complete stats overview, SMCRadeonGPU exports the GPU temp to VirtualSMC. Tools like iStats or Sensei can then read it and display with other stats.
 

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Sorry for the misunderstanding ! My bad, so it's working well :geek:
Thanks again for your work ( and your fast reply )
 

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@Darkpulse That is all the RadeonGadget is designed to do currently. That part is independent of VirtualSMC and can also work in a VM for example.

If you want a complete stats overview, SMCRadeonGPU exports the GPU temp to VirtualSMC. Tools like iStats or Sensei can then read it and display with other stats.
Hi! :)

I have a Sapphire Nitro OC+ 6900XT, I put both kexts and SMC after VirtualSMC, but apps with iStats, stats, Eul, none show the temperature (they read from VirtualSMC, right?), but your RadeonGadget app works normally showing the temperature.

I'm using Opencore 0.7.8 and all kexts updated.

Regards,
Gabriel
 

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Which SMBIOS are you using? Which SMC keys are available depends on the SMBIOS.
 

luchina

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Which SMBIOS are you using? Which SMC keys are available depends on the SMBIOS.

iMacPro1,1...

Intel Alder Lake, but i tested in other Setup, too with iMacPro1,1 but with AMD Ryzen, both have same problem :(
 

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iStats is a bit picky and iMacPro1,1 only uses one of 4 keys I publish the value to. You might have better luck with MacPro7,1
 

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iStats is a bit picky and iMacPro1,1 only uses one of 4 keys I publish the value to. You might have better luck with MacPro7,1
Perfect, I will test with a new SMBIOS (MacPro7,1) and give you feedback! Thanks.
 
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