4870x2... What will it take

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hyram, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. hyram macrumors regular

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    The limitation for getting a 4870x2 working in OSX seems to be the lack of crossfire support. Crossfire is available in Linux and BSD, though I'm not sure to what extent and how well. So serious question time: What will it take to get crossfire working in OSX with the goal of running a 4870x2??? Seems to me it should be possible, I just don't know how.

    hyram
     
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    ATI would have to offer an EFI 4870x2 and cross-fire enabled drivers. Don't hold your breath though since the Mac Pro market is tiny (perhaps 0.00001% of their market) and demand for this card would be even more niche since there aren't many games written for OSX that could benefit from an x2.
     
  3. iphong macrumors member

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    I don't know about games but using Modo and Cinema 4D take up massive amount of GPU power. My 4870 sometimes it became very slow when my scene gets big and has lots of textures. A second GPU kicking in might be a big help.
     
  4. 300D macrumors 65816

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    A PC and Windows.
     
  5. thepawn macrumors 6502

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    Nah, just windows. (Bootcamp)
     

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