ATI Radeon X1900 XT Firmware Update

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  1. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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    Why does it say GT thought?

    Thanks for the info, any idea on improvements or whatnot?
     
  3. sblasl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm..I did it on my Leopard and now

    Safari seems snappier!! :p
     
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    My guess is that it is related to a problem that arose for me during the recent EFI update. After cleanly running the EFI firmware update my X1900 was fried. I couldn't display any video. They sent an applecare guy out, he swapped the card and now everything is fine. They didn't hesitate to send someone, so I'm guessing I wasn't the only "victim." Aside from having to run headless for a few days, I can't complain about the service. The guy was ready to replace the logic board if it was necessary.
     
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    Maybe it fixes fan behavior on boot camp. My video card fans run full speed constantly when I play TF2.
     
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    I know what it does

    I believe this firmware update introduces a behavior modification to the X1900xt.

    Essentially, this firmware attempts to make the x1900x feel better by convincing the card that is is not two year old tech that ATI themselves EOL'd nine months ago.

    As a result, the card "feels" better so it has less tendency to overheat.
     
  8. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    Apple forgot to change the GT to XT when they got the documentation from ATI? It's obviously a typo. In one area it says XT, in the other GT. The firmware update would come from ATI, and ATI only sells a Radeon X1900GT as a retail Mac card.
     
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    I just updated too. Haven't noticed anythiing.

    It probably fixes something with Bootcamp.
     
  12. aLoC macrumors 6502a

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    Given the timing, maybe it is Leopard related? I mean, to make it work more optimally with Leopard drivers.
     
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    This isnt coming through my software updater.... has it for anyone else? Not so keen on installing something when I dont know what it does.. (I cant find any documentation on this update)

    Anyone do this?
     
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    Same problem here - I don't get it through Software Update.

    Steffen
     
  16. pgwalsh macrumors 68000

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    It's not coming through mine either and the article links aren't to Apple's site. Smells fishy.
     
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    Whats wrong with this picture...

     
  18. lssmit02 macrumors 6502

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    Installed, played some COD2, no problems, but no real improvements, either.
     
  19. jakebot macrumors member

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    Anyone actually find this update on apples site anywhere? or is it just from this link only
     
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    Must be a typo..... I doubt its a reference to an nVidia card.
     
  22. pgwalsh macrumors 68000

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    It is weird. Probably sound better if they said X1900 family of cards or something.

    Has anyone downloaded and installed it for an x1900 XT?
     
  23. Peace macrumors Core

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    The X1900GT has 256 Mb of VRam.The X1900XT has 512.
     
  24. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Oh there is a GT in the ATI range? Now it makes sense.
     
  25. Pimpbot macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have downloaded it from the link I posted above. It updated the firmware and I have not had any problems with the card.
     

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