FirePro W9100 in old Mac Pro 5,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ZombiePhysicist, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. ZombiePhysicist macrumors 6502a

    ZombiePhysicist

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    Has anyone tried the FirePro W9100 in a classic Mac Pro (5,1)? Does it work, is it spiffy fast?
     
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

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    This has been asked many times.

    Have a look in the drivers, if the device id isn't in there, it doesn't work.

    I don't recall seeing real workstation AMD device ids, ever.

    The "D700" and "D500" use off-the-shelf device ids.

    But as I mentioned, you can answer the question yourself in about 30 seconds by looking in your system folder.
     
  3. ZombiePhysicist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I searched here, but the search didn't bring it up. Anyway, it seems this exists:

    System ▸ Library ▸ Extensions ▸ AMD9000Controller.kext

    So I'll take that as a "yes, it will work"...? Thanks
     
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    No, right click on the kext and Show Package Contents.

    Contents -> Info.plist, search for IOPCIMatch and see if the Device ID is in <string> list.
     
  5. ZombiePhysicist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what I found, but it's greek to me.
     
  6. MacVidCards Suspended

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    those are device ids, I think you are in wrong controller

    so, 6920 is device and 1002 is vendor (AMD)

    9100 is 67a0

    R9 290X is 67b0

    try 8000 and 7000
     
  7. ZombiePhysicist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ▸ System ▸ Library ▸ Extensions ▸ AMD8000Controller.kext

    Well, 290X is there but looks like no 9100. Didn't see it in the AMD7000 controller either. Oh well. Thanks for the pointers!
     

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