R9 m290x = hd 8970m

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vkd, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. vkd macrumors 6502a

    vkd

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    Reading on ExtremeTech "Analyzing the iMac 5K Retina display", we find that the R9 M290X (included in the new Retina iMac) is a rebranded Radeon HD 8970M.

    Q: Would a Radeon HD 8970M be supported by Mac OS? If so, in which versions? 10.10 only, or earlier releases too?
     
  2. vkd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    vkd

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    Just found out from Netkas' site that it would be, as device id 0x6801 is in AMD7000Controller.kext
     
  3. hyune83 macrumors member

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    Yup just rebadged. Almost same as the 7970m as well i believe.
     

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