Use the Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module with your Mac Pro

Learn about the different display set-ups that you can use with your MPX Module on your Mac Pro (2019).

The Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module contains an AMD Radeon Pro W5500X graphics processing unit (GPU) with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory and two HDMI 2.0 ports. When you use the Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module with your Mac Pro, you can also use the Thunderbolt 3 ports on the top* and rear of your Mac Pro to connect additional displays.

If you use Boot Camp and have already set up Windows, install AMD drivers before installing the Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module. 

Connect displays to a single Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module

If you install a single Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module, you can connect up to two 4K displays with resolutions of 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz to the HDMI ports on your MPX module.

You can also connect up to two additional displays to the Thunderbolt 3 ports on your Mac Pro in these configurations:

  • One Apple Pro Display XDR with a resolution of 6016 x 3384 at 60 Hz. 
  • One 5K displays with resolutions of 5120 x 2880 at 60 Hz.
  • Two 4K displays with resolutions of 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz.

Connect displays to two Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Modules

If you install two Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Modules, you can connect up to four 4K displays with resolutions of 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz to the HDMI ports on your MPX modules.

You can also connect up to four additional displays to the Thunderbolt 3 ports on your Mac Pro in these configurations:

  • Two Apple Pro Display XDRs with resolutions of 6016 x 3384 at 60 Hz connected to the Thunderbolt 3 ports on the top* and rear of your Mac Pro.
  • Two 5K displays with resolutions of 5120x2880 at 60 Hz.
  • Four 4K displays with resolutions of 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz.

Use the Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module with Microsoft Windows

If you use Boot Camp and it's already set up on your Mac, install AMD drivers first before you install the Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module:

  1. Start up your Mac in Windows.
  2. Go to the AMD website, then click Drivers & Support.
  3. Select your product from the list, not the menu: First select Graphics, select Mac Graphics in the next column, then select Apple Boot Camp in the next column.
  4. Click Submit to view the list of available drivers.
  5. Look for the driver version that supports your Mac model, then click Download.
  6. Extract the downloaded ZIP file, then run the Setup app in the resulting folder to install the drivers.
  7. Shut down your Mac, then install the Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module.

If you didn't install AMD drivers and your display shows a black screen, connect your display via HDMI, then follow the steps above. Once you've installed the AMD drivers, you can connect your display via Thunderbolt 3.

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