Snow Leopard Graphics Update on flashed cards?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by chych, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. chych macrumors member

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    Just noticed the Snow Leopard Graphics Update, anyone install it yet/found noticeable improvements (can't install it until I get back home in a week)? Hopefully no problems for people with flashed graphics cards? I would like this update to let me run SC2 in Mac OS X; it's so much faster in Win 7...
     
  2. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

    Mark Booth

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    I installed the new graphics update on my Mac Pro 1,1 with flashed 4870 (512MB, flashed with Apple's ROM). It made a HUGE difference in OpenGL performance.

    Mark
     
  3. strausd macrumors 68030

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    Anybody notice a difference with OpenGL in Photoshop CS5?
     
  4. skiffx macrumors 6502a

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    LoL that update just fried my mbpro :) Gonna have apple tech take a look at it tomorrow.
     
  5. PurpleLogix macrumors member

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  6. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    dunno bout flashed cards. But it made it worse for my genuine GTX285
     
  7. seisend macrumors 6502a

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    really, which programms using?
     
  8. glay78 macrumors newbie

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    Downloaded new QE_CI_Exotic patch for GU1.0 from netkas website and patched after the new graphics update. Its working fine now. Thank you

    :apple: MacPro 1,1 with XFX 4890
     
  9. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    Odly enough just about everything. The screen goes jerky and blocky with any scrolling of any program. Especially web browsers.

    Games still have the framerates, but there are lots of artifacts and almost like shadowing with fast moving items.

    Overall it just 'looks' a lot worse.
     
  10. Graemezee macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded to GU1.0 and the QE_CI_Exotic patch for GU1.0 works fine for me too.

    MacPro2,1 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4890
     

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