XFX R9 280x flashable for boot screen support?

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  1. sanderss, Apr 7, 2014
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    sanderss macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I just went through a *lot* of posts on this and netkas' forum but for some reason, I just cant get any definitive answers.

    I have 2 questions:
    1)
    Is the XFX R9 280X EFI flashable for bootscreen support (on both MDPs)? And is so, witch is the latest / best method to do so?

    2)
    I see 2 versions: the "Double Dissipation" and the "Black Edition". Main diffs are 850MHz vs 1,08GHz clock and 250W vs 300W
    Do both work in a standard MacPro5.1? (I believe 1 do need 1 6-->8 pin cable)

    Thanks

    Sander
     
  2. rthomp macrumors newbie

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    You and I have the same question. I bought a XFX r9 280x for a temporary mac pro configuration and as in an investment for my future x99 custom pc.
     
  3. chrisrand macrumors member

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    Hi, do you have any updates on your XFX r9 280x experiment? Did you flash it or mod it to 5.0g/s?
     
  4. lexR macrumors regular

    lexR

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    I have been looking at the R9 280X and loved the look of the XFX card however i found this video Lance from McVie audio who purchased a XFX and had nothing but troubles and he did some research and the XFX for some reason is a bit glitchy...

    So i went with the Gigabyte Windforce dual R9 280X (flashed), just waiting for cards to arrive.

    They have got good reports so will do a write up after its all done.
     
  5. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

    Mr. Zarniwoop

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    Flashing R9 280X for boot screens/PCI System Information

    Bunch of useful information with various cards in that thread. I suspect either card version will work, although if one is rated 300W you may want to be sure you buy it from a place with a good return policy in case your work process taxes the card to the point to where it draws too much from the power supply.
     

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