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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ZombiePhysicist, Jan 14, 2015.
Has anyone tried the FirePro W9100 in a classic Mac Pro (5,1)? Does it work, is it spiffy fast?
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.
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
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.
Thats what I found, but it's greek to me.
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
▸ 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!