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« Reply #105 on: April 12, 2013, 11:13:59 PM »

I would flash the original BIOS back to the card for now, if it installed the actual 7950 BIOS (not just the EFI) you can damage the card.
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« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2013, 03:59:51 AM »

Yeah it's all good now, back on the stock rom.

Maybe I'll just keep my eyes peeled for a good deal on a 7950.
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« Reply #107 on: April 13, 2013, 07:17:24 AM »

Your efi.rom looks good. Script has worked as it should. Correct device ID, EFI in right place, OpROM fixed. "7950" thing is only cosmetics.

The problem is your card itself. It's based on Pitcairn GPU, not Tahiti as 7950 and 7870 XT. And DID 6818 isn't present in ATI driver.

Try to add device ID to ATI7000Controller.kext. If it won't work, look for 7870 XT or 7950.
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« Reply #108 on: April 13, 2013, 08:26:48 AM »

there is another kext or two to add the device id too.

One is called 4000 something.
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« Reply #109 on: April 13, 2013, 09:43:13 AM »

there is another kext or two to add the device id too.

One is called 4000 something.

This is what's confusing me. ATIX4000.kext (and VA, GA, GL driver kexts) is in Sapphire drivers for 10.7.5, but default Apple driver set for 10.8.3 does not contain it, only 7000controller.kext. At least on 10.8.3 ML installation I have used with chameleon on my 1,1.

Could you check it in your S/L/E in 10.8.3?
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« Reply #110 on: April 13, 2013, 01:52:49 PM »

there is another kext or two to add the device id too.

One is called 4000 something.

This is what's confusing me. ATIX4000.kext (and VA, GA, GL driver kexts) is in Sapphire drivers for 10.7.5, but default Apple driver set for 10.8.3 does not contain it, only 7000controller.kext. At least on 10.8.3 ML installation I have used with chameleon on my 1,1.

Could you check it in your S/L/E in 10.8.3?

Mac Pro 4,1 here with 10.8.3 and AMD 7950
no ATIX4000.kext
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« Reply #111 on: April 13, 2013, 10:41:17 PM »

Your efi.rom looks good. Script has worked as it should. Correct device ID, EFI in right place, OpROM fixed. "7950" thing is only cosmetics.

The problem is your card itself. It's based on Pitcairn GPU, not Tahiti as 7950 and 7870 XT. And DID 6818 isn't present in ATI driver.

Try to add device ID to ATI7000Controller.kext. If it won't work, look for 7870 XT or 7950.


The OP said the supported cards include 7870 and 7770 - if you need a Tahiti GPU it should just say so in the first thread to avoid confusion.

There are very few 7870 cards with Tahiti instead of Pitcairn.
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« Reply #112 on: April 13, 2013, 11:23:18 PM »

I have used the EFI to init a 7770, so it does work with other 7xxx GPUs.

The 7770 only shows boot screen on VGA, so reminiscent of 5870 EFI.

The drivers work for 7850 if ID is added in right places, or so say a few hackintosh folks if you read on some other boards.
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« Reply #113 on: April 14, 2013, 06:55:09 AM »

Your efi.rom looks good. Script has worked as it should. Correct device ID, EFI in right place, OpROM fixed. "7950" thing is only cosmetics.

The problem is your card itself. It's based on Pitcairn GPU, not Tahiti as 7950 and 7870 XT. And DID 6818 isn't present in ATI driver.

Try to add device ID to ATI7000Controller.kext. If it won't work, look for 7870 XT or 7950.


The OP said the supported cards include 7870 and 7770 - if you need a Tahiti GPU it should just say so in the first thread to avoid confusion.

There are very few 7870 cards with Tahiti instead of Pitcairn.

I should correct myself a bit: it's more device ID thing than Pitcairn/Tahiti.
Tahiti LE based cards also do need adding DID to work in Lion. With ML drivers they work OOTB, because DID is present in the kext.
7950 EFI is great gift from AMD. It works not only with 7xxx series, but 6xxx too.
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« Reply #114 on: April 14, 2013, 08:45:49 PM »

Something of note for those with heads too big to fit through the door:

The AMD Reference design leveraged in the Sapphire Mac 7950 is C386.  It's silk screened on the back of the board.  And while there was one initial reference design available to OEM's(C381 - see below), updated revisions have been made available.   AMD developer support works like a charm.   Roll Eyes

Now.... For those requiring picture books to understand this simple concept:   The best tear downs of the 7950 come from asia:   http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ko&u=http://www.bodnara.co.kr/bbs/article.html%3FD%3D7%26cate%3D3%26d_category%3D2%26num%3D88452%26mn%3D3&prev=/search%3Fq%3D7950%2Bc386%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=EwhrUaqTNoiTiQKDr4GwBA&ved=0CHwQ7gEwCQ

This shows that reference design C381 was the 1st design delivered to OEM's for the launch of the 7950.  This is the one with the chips with 45 degree orientation.   Reference design C386 is clearly the latest design from AMD that Sapphire (and others) are currently leveraging.  

Bahahahaha!
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« Reply #115 on: April 15, 2013, 07:24:10 PM »

Wow, you made up for the moronic, douchey posts you started the thread with, good job!

Now, have you actually figured anything out about HDMI or are you just posting links?
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« Reply #116 on: April 21, 2013, 09:55:53 AM »

I've already stated the obvious with regards to the Gigabyte boards leveraging reference design C381 and HDMI.  Now if we can just educate everyone going forward that there is MORE THAN ONE REFERENCE DESIGN, we can get an intelligent conversation going and document the variances in what works on which....  Perhaps we could solve something more than you throwing insults like a monkey throwing his crap and scaring away the guests....

After all there may be something different in the C381 firmware, that if injected with EFI, may have a positive impact on reference design C386.   In one of the threads, a user pointed you to the firmware available at Gigabyte (C381).  One never know what may be lurking in a binary image.

And btw Rominator / MacVidCards - you should watch who you are calling a moron/douche.   Netkas stared this thread.   Talk about great marketing and promotion for your business.





Wow, you made up for the moronic, douchey posts you started the thread with, good job!

Now, have you actually figured anything out about HDMI or are you just posting links?
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« Reply #117 on: April 21, 2013, 10:21:38 AM »

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« Reply #118 on: April 21, 2013, 10:02:33 PM »

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« Reply #119 on: April 22, 2013, 12:16:37 AM »

If you have a REFERENCE 7970, this rom may work well for you.

It may also produce a brick.

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR ORIGINAL ROM FIRST.

* MAC7970.ROM (128 KB - downloaded 2098 times.)
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