Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming two weeks after the release of the second macOS Big Sur 11.4 beta.

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Developers can download the ‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌ 11.4 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.

According to Apple's developer release notes, the macOS Big Sur 11.4 update adds Intel Mac support for AMD's 6000-Series Navi GPUs. It is not yet clear if there are also other outward-facing features included, but we'll update this post if we find anything new.

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macintoshmac Avatar
15 months ago
Build 20F5065a.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ateslik Avatar
15 months ago
LOL. That strikes me as very odd to add support for that GPU. Does any Mac even come with that???

It would be much nicer if Apple added support for the Radeon 5500M and 5300M GPUs that spike power consumption on the huge number of 16" Macbook Pro's that have already shipped. It's a huge problem that doesn't occur in Windows.

It's all covered here in one of the most popular threads on the forums.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/16-is-hot-noisy-with-an-external-monitor.2211747
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ph001bi Avatar
15 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/05/10/apple-seeds-macos-big-sur-11-4-beta-3/')

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming two weeks after the release of the second macOS Big Sur 11.4 beta ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/05/04/apple-seeds-macos-big-sur-11-4-beta-2/').



Developers can download the ‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌ 11.4 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.

According to Apple's developer release notes, the macOS Big Sur 11.4 update adds Intel Mac support for AMD's 6000-Series Navi GPUs. It is not yet clear if there are also other outward-facing features included, but we'll update this post if we find anything new.


Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 to Developers ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/05/10/apple-seeds-macos-big-sur-11-4-beta-3/')
Hopefully, they fixed the insane battery consumption. From 5 hours with 11.3 on my late 16 MBP to 2 hours with 11.4
One kernel process seems to be responsible.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tshrimp Avatar
15 months ago
All I am hoping for is the ability to change the awful login screen picture.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robvthof Avatar
15 months ago
All I am hoping for is the ability to change the awful login screen picture.
Just Google "change lockscreen big sur" and you'll find the solution.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArPe Avatar
15 months ago
This build supports Radeon 8000 series and GeForce 5000 series and a built in Gameboy emulator Easter egg in the Calculator app.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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