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General Category => OSX and Graphics Cards => Topic started by: Rominator on March 24, 2013, 01:43:45 AM



Title: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: Rominator on March 24, 2013, 01:43:45 AM
In my experience, there is a problem running the 32 bit version of 10.7.5, hang & crash reboot over and over

http://rapidshare.com/files/1536846683/RADEON%20HD%207950%20for%20Mac.pkg.zip

These should enable most Radeon 7xxx cards in OSX

Reports?

The id for 7850 isn't in there from one guy's report

Note, in theory these drivers exist in 10.8.3 so of little use to use 10.8.2 unless maybe a hack or 1,1 running ML via wayne's hack


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: J-MI on March 24, 2013, 01:48:40 AM
Thanks a lot Rominator, but the link give this error message:
"Download not available
Download permission denied by uploader. (0b67c2f5)"


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: J-MI on March 24, 2013, 01:55:18 AM
In my experience, there is a problem running the 32 bit version of 10.7.5, hang & crash reboot over and over

http://rapidshare.com/files/1536846683/RADEON%20HD%207950%20for%20Mac.pkg.zip

These should enable most Radeon 7xxx cards in OSX

Reports?

The id for 7850 isn't in there from one guy's report

Note, in theory these drivers exist in 10.8.3 so of little use to use 10.8.2 unless maybe a hack or 1,1 running ML via wayne's hack

Do you plan to upload the sapphire 7950 mac edition bios with EFI too ?


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: Rominator on March 24, 2013, 04:46:49 AM
Thanks a lot Rominator, but the link give this error message:
"Download not available
Download permission denied by uploader. (0b67c2f5)"


OK, Rapidshare has set up their site to avoid sharing unless you jump through a few hoops.

My apologies, please let me know if this works now:

http://rapidshare.com/files/1536846683/RADEON%20HD%207950%20for%20Mac.pkg.zip


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: syQ on March 24, 2013, 04:50:46 AM
Sweet... Still figuring out how to actualy enable my 7850 in 10.8.3 tho  :-\

Once i get it working, i will work on crossfire setup


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: armdn on March 24, 2013, 07:42:07 AM
Thanks a lot Rominator, but the link give this error message:
"Download not available
Download permission denied by uploader. (0b67c2f5)"


OK, Rapidshare has set up their site to avoid sharing unless you jump through a few hoops.

My apologies, please let me know if this works now:

http://rapidshare.com/files/1536846683/RADEON%20HD%207950%20for%20Mac.pkg.zip

Yep, it works.


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: syQ on March 24, 2013, 08:04:49 AM
Awesome job lads...

I only have one issue, and guess thats system related.. I got my 7850 working(actually both cards), but when I disable my Intel HD 4000, the system gives me white screens on boot up.. Found some sites saying I had to put the system into sleep mode with the power button, which it did.. But system made short bursts of power 3 times when trying to wake it up, followed by a restart.

So.. Big questions from me:

1. Anyone knows how to actually make it wake up from sleep ?
2. Anyone knows if its actually possible to enable crossfire on mac ?


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: Rominator on March 24, 2013, 08:25:25 AM
please let us know how you got 7850 working, ther's a guy or two crying at MR that they don't work

I know that X4000 and ATI7000 don't have the right device id, did you patch them or reflash the card?

Which OS are you using? I imagine all 3 have different versions of drivers but I haven't compared the 10.8.2 and 10.8.3 ones.


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: J-MI on March 24, 2013, 07:17:55 PM
Thanks a lot Rominator, but the link give this error message:
"Download not available
Download permission denied by uploader. (0b67c2f5)"


OK, Rapidshare has set up their site to avoid sharing unless you jump through a few hoops.

My apologies, please let me know if this works now:

http://rapidshare.com/files/1536846683/RADEON%20HD%207950%20for%20Mac.pkg.zip

Yep, it works.

Download not available
File owner's public traffic exhausted. (da3c7b74) :(


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: n892 on March 25, 2013, 10:35:34 PM
Can someone, anyone, please upload the drivers to a site without limits, such as https://mega.co.nz/ (https://mega.co.nz/) or mediafire.com (http://mediafire.com)

Rapidshare is the worst of the file uploading sites.

Very interested what this means for 6970 as you have perviously posted about it working with 10.7.5.


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: Rominator on March 25, 2013, 11:20:20 PM
someone at insanelymac has posted them on another service


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: n892 on March 26, 2013, 08:56:18 PM
Have at it. https://mega.co.nz/#!bIdm2ZCJ!bTRMwFHpHI9T50kGDurGz2_VkaINywrAIDEaLAtc9r0
 (https://mega.co.nz/#!bIdm2ZCJ!bTRMwFHpHI9T50kGDurGz2_VkaINywrAIDEaLAtc9r0)

Hopefully somebody can hack some 6970 drivers out of this.


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: JohnFZ on March 26, 2013, 11:55:50 PM
Have at it. https://mega.co.nz/#!bIdm2ZCJ!bTRMwFHpHI9T50kGDurGz2_VkaINywrAIDEaLAtc9r0
 (https://mega.co.nz/#!bIdm2ZCJ!bTRMwFHpHI9T50kGDurGz2_VkaINywrAIDEaLAtc9r0)

Hopefully somebody can hack some 6970 drivers out of this.

Why hack it, this drivers contain the kexts for all amd chipsets (sort of), not only 7000.


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: n892 on March 27, 2013, 12:33:59 AM
Iunno, I couldn't get it working with 6970 on 10.8.2 or 10.7.5. If anybody does, please make a info post about it.


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: jelockwood on October 09, 2015, 10:25:06 AM
I realise that the 7950 (and 7970) are supported as standard in 10.8.3 and later and this is working fine for me. However I am currently on a mission to find the original Lion drivers for a 7950 card I bought secondhand and which unfortunately did not come with the original disc. This is 'just in case' I need to go back to an older OS X version temporarily.

All the download links currently listed in this thread are dead. Would someone be able to provide a new download link?

Many thanks.


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: Acden on October 10, 2015, 06:34:55 PM
Does your 7950 recognise as Radeon HD 7xxx? or exactly as 7950 (in Apple - about screen)


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: jelockwood on October 10, 2015, 07:09:13 PM
Does your 7950 recognise as Radeon HD 7xxx? or exactly as 7950 (in Apple - about screen)
I am presuming your asking me, in answer it is listed as follows in Yosemite.

"AMD Radeon HD 7950 3072 MB"

It is a genuine Sapphire HD 7950 Mac edition, not a PC one that has been flashed or not yet flashed. If yours is listed as 7xxx yours may either be a PC one that is not yet flashed, or flashed in a way that merely lists it as 7xxx or maybe even be a 7970. What does it show in System Report? If you post a picture that would help.

PS. I have now obtained the old Lion drivers I was looking for.


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: Acden on October 10, 2015, 08:35:11 PM
Yes, my card is native PC one. But it works in Maverix and Yosemite. But it appears to be 7xxx. And I think it doesn't give hardware acceleration, as no speed up after NV GeForce 285 in FCPX of Compressor.

I'm trying to find information about flashing my card as it is not reference (reference has only one DVI port, however I don't need the second one).

(something like this, but mine has different DVI ports - dvi-i and dvi-D, I need only DVI-D port)
(https://im3-tub-ru.yandex.net/i?id=f5dbb384be4f825a1fe775f010a0a5d6&n=33&h=190&w=338)


Also, I have 2560 x 1440 on my DVI-D port, but only lower on HDMI port... I can't understand why.

P.S. I have native Mac Pro 3.1.



Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: jelockwood on October 10, 2015, 09:30:55 PM
Yes, my card is native PC one. But it works in Maverix and Yosemite. But it appears to be 7xxx. And I think it doesn't give hardware acceleration, as no speed up after NV GeForce 285 in FCPX of Compressor.

I'm trying to find information about flashing my card as it is not reference (reference has only one DVI port, however I don't need the second one).

Also, I have 2560 x 1440 on my DVI-D port, but only lower on HDMI port... I can't understand why.
I have seen reports suggesting flashing non-reference cards like yours works but as you hint the second DVI port will be disabled. The process for flashing your card would be the same as for a reference card, so first backup the existing firmware, then flash it. You can use a Mac utility to generate the Mac firmware version which it does by 'adding' the Mac EFI code to the PC firmware, you then use a Windows tool to flash the card. Most people do that in Boot Camp.

The reason the HDMI port is not able to do 2560x1440 is that it is only a HDMI 1.4 port and hence can only do a maximum of 1920x1200.

See this thread for the Mac tool and instructions. http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,5619.0.html

You might also need or want to do the hardware mod to make your card work as a PCIe 2.0 5GT/s card in a Mac. What speed does it currently show in System Profiler under PCI? See http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-to-make-link-speed-2-5gt-s-to-5-0gt-s-on-ati-card-and-nvidia-card.1547340/


Title: Re: Mac 7xxx drivers for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2, have at'em boys !! (and girls too)
Post by: Thisguyiknow on February 27, 2019, 11:47:02 PM
Anybody want to re-upload the drivers from the CD? I am running old versions of OSX want to hack them

-would paypal you