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« Reply #150 on: August 26, 2011, 07:36:54 PM »

Ok got my XFX 6870 (ZDFC) in and flashed it today under Windows. Used the FirmwareUtility posted by Cindori a page back then under windows used the ATI flash utility to flash the resulting image. Grabed the firmware using Z-GPU and renamed the resulting ROM from .bin to .rom like ya do. I will be updating the post tomorrow with more details, have to wake up early and dont have the energy to play with what ports/devices work, besides my minidp to DP cable comes tomorrow.

Mac Pro 3,1
XFX HD 6870 1 GB (HD-687A-ZDFC)


Well that's pretty awesome I have the same Mac Pro and bought the same GPU a couple of days ago, it's waiting for me at home. I'll diff the bios that came on my card to see if we started from the same place, and go from there.
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« Reply #151 on: August 27, 2011, 02:35:22 AM »

From what I am seeing, the boot screen starts in Single Link and then switches into Dual Link as OS driver loads.

Not really a problem as this only affects larger screens, and you can still use the boot screens, as the image of a few discs doesn't require much real estate.
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« Reply #152 on: August 27, 2011, 05:25:35 AM »

Cindori's new flasher WORKS ON 5870 !!!

It worked for me in Lion, but not SL.

2nd Piece of good news:

Netkas new app sees 5870...should be able to make 5870 ROMs too.

Will test shortly.

UPDATE : Flasher works on 5870, but only using certain ROMs.

Somebody needs to figure out.

Wll use Sapuakari rom pretty easily, but not genuine one I made using Netkas app.

Still looking very good for easier 5870 flashing.
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« Reply #153 on: August 27, 2011, 09:04:36 AM »

you can dump firmware now? how?  Shocked
Not sure if it's related, but Lion's IOReg explorer can now display the first 64KB of a Radeon firmware. You can copy the BIOS from that.
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« Reply #154 on: August 27, 2011, 10:00:04 AM »

64kb, then it means it might not be enough for making the 32bit 5870 roms?
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« Reply #155 on: August 27, 2011, 01:29:49 PM »

Here's what I did with a XFX 6870 940M Dual Fan ZDBC:

  • I took the BIOS with GPU-Z
  • I converted it to EFI with Firmware Converter
  • I made a EFI/BIOS Rom with RomCreator
  • I flashed this Rom with 6000series Zeus (tricky/dumb me: at first it showed me an update to Zeus which I happily accepted, giving me only errors whilst trying to flash; I needed a little time to realize that I just updated to standard 2.5 Zeus  Roll Eyes Cheesy)

Flash process went fine, the only problem is that my Hackintosh does not display ROM/EFI strings in System Profiler. Is that normal? How can see those entries?

Thx for all your efforts!
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« Reply #156 on: August 27, 2011, 01:36:43 PM »

Here's what I did with a XFX 6870 940M Dual Fan ZDBC:

  • I converted it to EFI with Firmware Converter
  • I made a EFI/BIOS Rom with RomCreator

they do the same thing, you dont need both

... my Hackintosh...

flashing doesnt do anything for hackintosh
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« Reply #157 on: August 27, 2011, 01:40:32 PM »

Here's what I did with a XFX 6870 940M Dual Fan ZDBC:

  • I converted it to EFI with Firmware Converter
  • I made a EFI/BIOS Rom with RomCreator

they do the same thing, you dont need both

... my Hackintosh...

flashing doesnt do anything for hackintosh

Thx for your answers. I know the card was already working under Lion in my Hackintosh but soon want to buy a Mac Pro and then this card will be useful. Is there really no way to see the EFI strings in the System Profiler now?
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« Reply #158 on: August 27, 2011, 03:58:32 PM »

I tried searching the forums for an answer but anded up with too fragmented results, so I hope you bare with me in case I am asking somthing that has already been answered elsewere... (Hmm, maybe an FAQ would be good to have around?)

Anyways, I flashed my MacPro 1,1 to 2,1 recently and was wondering if that would be enough to run a 6870 in my machine? Or do I actually need a newer MacPro for this?


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« Reply #159 on: August 27, 2011, 04:06:35 PM »

1,1 and 2,1 = 32bit efi

3,1 and 4,1 and 5,1 = 64bit efi


answer= no, not until UBC firmware is released (aka 6870 from apple)
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« Reply #160 on: August 27, 2011, 09:19:40 PM »

Here's what I did with a XFX 6870 940M Dual Fan ZDBC:

  • I converted it to EFI with Firmware Converter
  • I made a EFI/BIOS Rom with RomCreator

they do the same thing, you dont need both

... my Hackintosh...

flashing doesnt do anything for hackintosh

Thx for your answers. I know the card was already working under Lion in my Hackintosh but soon want to buy a Mac Pro and then this card will be useful. Is there really no way to see the EFI strings in the System Profiler now?

more research & thinking needed here.

flashing a card for a hack is like giving an audio book to a deaf person...it is completely, 100% ignored and  unknown, unheard, ignored

waste of your time and ours to post, discuss, etc

this is a thread about using EFI 6870 in Mac Pro...while you are running a hack...go to a hack thread

when you get an EFI Mac...come back

until then posting here is just adding dreck & nonsense (like double converting to EFI...don't get me started again)
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« Reply #161 on: August 27, 2011, 09:34:17 PM »

Sapphire 6870 1GB ram.
Flashed on PC with ATIWinflash after cidori's app treatment.
Upper DVI - dead
Lower DVI - working
HDMI - alive but w/o output
MIni disPlay port - working as secondary display

2 monitors up and running here!
Steam playing at full res and details.

Huge thanks to all of you guys!!!!
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« Reply #162 on: August 27, 2011, 09:39:15 PM »

@rominator

Mmhm even when I did make some mistakes I don't think it is necessary to speak in such an impolite manner.
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« Reply #163 on: August 27, 2011, 10:48:12 PM »

further Zeus flashing with 6870 / 5870 ----------->   here
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« Reply #164 on: August 27, 2011, 10:55:20 PM »

nonono  m-bitch ...roms right   ...take it like a man and move on.

BTW Thanx for this Cindori Rominator Netkas...gonna start tryin it all out tonight on 3 cards
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...if EVEN I can do it, probably friggin so can you ... http://bit.ly/x0Ezs4
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