Race to dump the 4870 ROM, Who's first?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MacVidCards, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. grue macrumors 65816

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    Because most people don't want to pay for Windows, and honestly most of Apple's customers are too stupid to figure out how to set up Boot Camp anyway.

    That having been said, I can't see why people buy the Mac versions of games if they DO have Windows, since the Mac versions almost invariably run poorer.
     
  2. MacVidCards thread starter Suspended

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    yeah, let's just say that the Mac port of "Crysis" is probably not something you should be waiting for down at Gamespot.

    Meanwhile......where is our hero?

    Downloading FreeDos by any chance?
     
  3. Ronchande macrumors member

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    Yep, the 2 hottest topics are still not answered :D.

    1. Will the card run on a MacPro 1.1

    2. Will the BIOS/EFI fit on a 128kb Rom

    ..............
     
  4. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    Lets hope so.

    Im praying for much chances of it fitting on the 4870 extreme 1Gb :D
     
  5. netkas macrumors 65816

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    Radeon card has EBC efi rom (EBC - efi byte code), so they are architecture-independent. and should work in old macpro just like 2600xt did. IMO
     
  6. Ronchande macrumors member

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    And the 3870....the chance is not bad - even if old MP are excluded on the Apple product page, but that's another story.

    Just some couple of days and we'll know more :D
     
  7. bumble-bee macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, has a 4870 X2 two rom's or only one?

    Do u know this?
    :confused:
     
  8. MacVidCards thread starter Suspended

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    Looks like the 4870 X2 uses two different BIOS files...a master and a slave.

    So, doubtful that there will be an easy "Flash" for Mac.

    We need to keep our eye on the ball...and get that 4870 ROM file available for various "video card enthusiasts" to start trying this stuff out instead of postulating about it.
     
  9. vicentk macrumors regular

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    Hope will get it soon, because I can't wait Apple in 5-7 weeks
     
  10. alam macrumors regular

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    1. I Meant Decent Graphic Cards (GTX 295 - ATI 4870x2 - GTX 285 - GTX 285 - GTX 260) I mean gamer developers wont make games on mac osx if we don't have these graphic cards so that we can enjoy our games!!! :confused:
    2. Hey did you forget these games (COD 5:eek: - Crysis WARHEAD - F.E.A.R 2 - Fallout 3 - L4D - Farcry 2 - GTA IV) these games what do i call them real games not spore or cod 4 grempa ;)
    3. Well you know what, we have somthing in common.....neither do i want to run windows but to play the above games (i have no choice :p)
    4. i don't care if it's nvidia's or apple's fault i only care on what do i need not what apple or nvidia wants (I'm the one who's paying remember), hey how about this, if i really want to help apple from there problems why don't i spare them one of kidneys that will help, and then apple will allow me to be on there side and tomorrow we will throw tomatoes on nvidia's doors because it's there fault (I DONT CARE WHO"S FAULT IT IS!!!!!).

    well it should happen because they need there previous Mac Pro costumers happy and the new costumers feel safer.
     
  11. netkas macrumors 65816

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    Mac's 4870 is underclocked a bit, standart memory freq for 4870 - 900, Mac's card has 850 (or 3400 effective)

    more here - http://netkas.org/?p=89

    p.s. i dont have rom, only bios part of it.
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You'll notice that those are the ONLY graphics cards that are better than the best one offered right now. That's far higher up on the scale than Apple usually does.

    So pay for something from some other company. It isn't a difficult concept to grasp. If one company is not selling what you want... don't freaking buy from them.

    It's like buying a Delorean even though you need a pickup truck.

    Then don't complain at all if you won't complain to the right people.

    Tech gets outdated; nothing can be done about this.
     
  13. mackmack macrumors member

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    Stay focused on the task on hand guys. We need that ROM.

    Should we resort to bribery? :cool:
     
  14. Ronchande macrumors member

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    Can you already see how large the Firmware file is? Would be great if it was not above 128kb :).

    Ronl
     
  15. PatrikL macrumors member

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    Are you sitting on a Mac pro 4870?
    Couldn't you just dump the rom and post it to us?

    //BR
    Patrik
     
  16. netkas macrumors 65816

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  17. PatrikL macrumors member

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    Ok! but you have a 4870 macpro card or where did you get the bios from?
    //BR
    Patrik
     
  18. mackmack macrumors member

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    He obviously has the PC version. He doesn't have anything MAC specific yet. Nobody here does.
     
  19. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You're very wrong. Several people have their Mac Pros now. I would have had my 4870 by now, too.
     
  20. mackmack macrumors member

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    I'm talking about out of the people here involved in this thread.

    People with 09 macs and 4870's are too busy benching debating vs. 08 mac pros to care about what we're trying to do.
     
  21. Ronchande macrumors member

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    Yeah, they should to something useful instead of post-rationalising their expensive purchase....:D
     
  22. vicentk macrumors regular

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    I also hope they had time to bomb out the 4870 rom
     
  23. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They're still the only people with the 4870, so they're still the people that you should be talking to.

    You'd have had the ROM by now if I hadn't cancelled, as I would have uploaded mine for you guys.

    You would have had to tell me what to do, but I'd have done it.
     
  24. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Quite possible, but be patient. Someone will get around to it. Eventually. :eek:

    They'll probably have to get bored with benchmarks first though. ;) :p
     
  25. Ronchande macrumors member

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    Maybe we should spam their benchmark thread to get some more attention? :cool:
     

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