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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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10.8.3 Brings AMD 7xxx drivers...Finally!

As predicted by Netkas, there are functional AMD 7xxx drivers in 10.8.3

Going to have a crack at an EFI....

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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Does this mean there's potential for a decent card with two or more Mini Display Ports to drive a pair of Apple displays?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:04 AM   #3
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In theory, yes.

I would not run to Fry's just yet.

Support for 6970 has moved forward then back before.

I would definitely wait until 10.8.3 gets released for real and see what happens then.

I have also found that AMD 7770 also works with 10.8.3 Beta. So it would seem logical that entire series works.

We are still working on a Quadro 4800 which could in theory run 2 @ Apple Displays with boot screens. Slower than a GTX285 but has 1.5GB of RAM.

Could probably also do Quadro 5000 & 6000 with Dual DP. Pain getting the roms right though.

I need to chuck a 6970 in and see how that works in 10.8.3. Many of the 6xxx cards have Dual MDP I think.
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From what little I know about AMD graphics cards, it seems like the 7850 or 7870 would be the ideal candidates here from a power draw and performance perspective.
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Are we going to have a Mac version of nVidia vs. AMD? Both have some really impressive cards out right now.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:26 AM   #6
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Well, i put the EFI version of 6950/70 in and it KPs in 10.8.3.

This card has ping ponged between working and not working from one OS update to another.

So until the 7xxx series work in two OS updates in a row, I wouldn't get too excited.

On the PLUS side, the 7770 does work.
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As predicted by Netkas, there are functional AMD 7xxx drivers in 10.8.3

Going to have a crack at an EFI....

Details at his site
Good. Now we can use OS X 10.8.3 on many Dell computers (Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770 configurations for example, which are faster than many single processor Sandy Bridge E configurations).

Btw, i7-3770 vs. i7-3770K:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...70k-difference

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