Hello, Today I am going to be unboxing and showing you my new ATI Radeon HD 6870 XFX Black Edition. As you see in the title and this video, I am using this card on my 2008 8 Core Mac Pro. Geektool 3.3.1 free download for mac. (Some of you might say) that shouldn't even be possible.
Well, in the past to use none-apple certified graphics cards in the Mac Pro on Mac OS X, you had to 'flash' or 'dump' the ROM on the card of your choice. A very timely and tedious project.
For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series Graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX™ Bridge. ATI Radeon HD 6870 Video Card How to Install on Mac OS X This procedure for installing a PC ATI Radeon HD 6870 Video Card into a Mac Pro works for Mac OS Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion, and El Capitan. Starting with Mac OS X Lion, you don’t have to load the driver, Mac OS X includes the necessary ATI Radeon HD 6870 drivers required for a Mac Pro.
With the introduction of Mac OS X Lion, Apple brought along some nifty video drives(: One of those being a straight-out-of-the-box compatibility with any ATI Radeon HD 6870 of you're choice! There might even be others, just, people haven't explored all of them yet. You'll see in this video the installation of this card and a first time boot up also. Pretty cool stuff that more and more graphics cards are getting full support from Apple. This is a hefty card for $220. In Windows, I can Crossfire these things and get one beast of a gaming machine!
Fitbit connect app for macbook pro. Something to keep in mind. Yes, I could of bought a flashed 5870 or Apple's 5870 and gotten a faster card. But, this card is fast enough for pretty much everything 'I' do.
I saved a lot of money buying this thing over the 5870 also! So win, win for me. Just to clarify, I did no modifying of the ROM to this card. Right after plugging this card in and seeing Mac OS X Lion boot into the card for the first time I could already see how much faster Lions 'Fade into Desktop' animation was. Everything just feels. And I really like that.
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It really made the machine feel faster, it's snappier and over-all more pleasing on the eyes to see Apple's nice animation play out how they should be. Smooth and Pristine. Especially on this 30' Cinema Display. So, I hope you guys enjoyed my video! Look for a review and benchmark test coming soon! Also, keep and eye out for my Dell Mini 10v Hackintosh that I just recently completed! Thanks for watching, chargerfun34.
Hey all, I was able to get my 6850 GPU working on 10.10 (fully supported or at least what I think is full support), but on 10.12.1 I continue to fail to get frame buffer to load. I have included a screenshot of IORegistry from 10.10 and 10.12.1. It makes no sense to me as to what the difference is. I understood that the frame buffer changed its layout and I have appended changes for that. I can see in IO Registry that more stuff is loaded under the AMD Barts Graphics Accelerator but I do not know what this means.
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(export of IO Registry attached) Here is some work that I have done to get the card working -> Verified that my card presents ATI and device id as before in System settings -> Extracted the device id's from the new AMD6000controller.kext, my id 0x67391002 still remains -> Extracted the frame buffer personalities and Duckweed is still available. -> Patched Duckweed to meet my port requirements I am hoping someone out there can help.