7950 drivers in MP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by brentsg, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I recall that my NV 680 was performing quite well vs the AMD 7950 when it was launched. Did the 7950 driver support shape up, or is it still problematic?

    I am growing tired of boot and sleep issues with my EVGA 680 coupled with the LG 21:9 display and I'm considering giving AMD a try to see if I can resolve the annoyances.

    I'm currently using Mavericks, but will upgrade.
     
  2. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    I have a 7970 that was modified by MacVidCards that I got on eBay and it works great.

    I'm not sure what graphic intensive stuff you'll be doing but things for me run good from games to FCPX.

    I haven't benchmarked it in any specific way, I just open a game or an app and do what I have to do.

    I'm on 10.10 but have had the card since 10.9 and didn't have any boot screen or driver issues, just plugged it and there it was.

    I bought a 32" Samsung 2560x1440 screen last week that I threw on and it worked right away also (sent it back b/c the frame wasn't level at the top of screen, hugely annoying with the Mac menu bar with the monitor situated at my eye level).
     
  3. fuchsdh macrumors 6502a

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    Performance of my flashed 7950 is solid; haven't had any sleep/wake issues or seen any display glitches.
     
  4. brentsg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Love to hear from someone that's using the LG display, since that seems to be at the root of my troubles.
     

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