About GPU Drivers

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mercuric Oxide, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    1 - AMD's latest drivers for the 2600 are only available for XP, will installing these drivers negatively affect performance in OSX?

    2 - Do ATi drivers need to be uninstalled after installing the 8800GT for best performance (in Windows)?

    3 - With the past Mac Pro's, were GPU driver updates common? Or are these within apple's software updates?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    Mackilroy

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    1. Are you trying to install the XP drivers in OS X?

    2. Not that I'm aware of. The 8800 would just utilize its own drivers.

    3. I never noticed any specific driver updates, I'd assume they're in Apple's more general software updates.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, I installed the drivers for XP. However, AMD's site has driver sections for XP, but also a section called "Apple Boot Camp" which isn't as up to date. So I just wanted to make sure that downloading windows specific drivers wouldn't harm OSX performance.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    Infrared

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    It should be fine, as long as you don't install any
    firmware, but it doesn't sound to me like you are.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    Infrared

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    It should be fine, as long as you don't install any
    firmware, but it doesn't sound to me like you are.

    When I was dual-booting Vista on my Mac, I'd just
    grab the latest Catalyst drivers.
     

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