Thought: ATI FireMV 2400 PCI (2x Mobility Radeon 9000) - Flashing?

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  1. Amethyst1 macrumors 6502

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    I have one of these lying around. It's got two Mobility Radeon 9000 GPUs, each driving two single-link DVIs for a total of four outputs (perfect for a certain monitor :)).

    Considering the 9000 isn't a bad GPU for OS 9, I've been wondering if there's a chance for this card to be flashed/have a PPC Mac-compatible firmware created for it.

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    Note that there's also a PCI Express version of the 2400 but this one has two mobile X600s.
     
  2. Fami7455 macrumors newbie

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    I've always wondered the same about the Quadro NVS 400 (Basically two GeForce4 MX440s on a single card). Don't think it would work under OS 9, though.
     
  3. LightBulbFun, Aug 1, 2019
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    LightBulbFun macrumors 68020

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    are you sure you dont mean the colorgraphic-612514 which is 2 Radeon 9000s on the same card :)

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    I have seen this card and wondered the same if it could be flashed, in THEORY yes because it looks to just be 2 independent PCI Video cards connected via a PCI bridge that just so happen to be on the same PCB

    but sadly I lack the hardware to try


    the above video card you posted is RV380 based which Radeon X600 which does not have OS 9 drivers sadly
     
  4. Amethyst1, Aug 1, 2019
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    @LightBulbFun:

    Ah, the Colorgraphic Xentera GT4 - I need to get my hands on one of these or even the GT8 too :)

    The PCI version of the FireMV 2400 has two 9000s (M9s/RV280s) - I ran GPU-Z on mine and it definitely showed M9, and the PCI IDs match that as well.

    The PCI Express version has two X600s (M24s/RV380s).

    (When I unbury mine, I'll have a go at removing the heatsinks.)

    UPDATE: Here's an excerpt from the driver's .INF:

    firemv.png

    Another UPDATE: Xentera GT8 anyone? :)

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  5. LightBulbFun macrumors 68020

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    oh wow I did not know there was a GT8 thats just insane LOL

    interesting on the FireMV thing I guess techpowerup database is wrong :)
     

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