Mac OS X 10.6.7 Adds Support for New AMD Graphics Cards

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As reported by tonymacx86, Apple's new Mac OS X 10.6.7 update for the 2011 MacBook Pro includes support for a number of AMD graphics cards not currently found in Apple's machines. While the development is certainly of interest to Hackintosh fans looking to build their own systems running Mac OS X, the inclusion of the new cards may provide some hints of graphics cards to be included in future Macs such as potential iMac and Mac Pro updates.

The following graphics cards appear to be natively supported:

ATI Radeon HD 5630 Device ID 0x68D8
ATI Radeon HD 5630 Device ID 0x68D9
ATI Radeon HD 5670 Device ID 0x68D8
ATI Radeon HD 5730 Device ID 0x68D8
ATI Radeon HD 5770 Device ID 0x68B8
ATI Radeon HD 5850 Device ID 0x6899
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Device ID 0x6898

AMD Radeon HD 6850 Device ID 0x6739
AMD Radeon HD 6870 Device ID 0x6738
AMD Radeon HD 6970 Device ID 0x6718

Interestingly, the broad range of cards apparently fully supported under Mac OS X 10.6.7 is leading to speculation that Apple may be looking to support more off-the-shelf GPU options as opposed to the Mac-specific cards that have been used to date.

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shoota Avatar
149 months ago
Hi, I am fairly new at this and was wondering if anyone could tell me if my computer specs would support to build a hackintosh.

Here is what I have


Motherboard
EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard

Processor
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930

Videocard
PowerColor PCS+ AX5850 1GBD5-PPDHG2 Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK

HDD
Samsung SpinPoint T166 320 GB Internal hard drive - 300 MBps - 7200 rpm -Internal - 320 GB - Samsung - SATA - 7200 rpm

DVD/Bluray
Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer BDR-205BKS - OEM
If anyone could get back to me, I would really appreciate it! :)

or check tonymacx86 forums too.
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beepp Avatar
149 months ago
Hi, I am fairly new at this and was wondering if anyone could tell me if my computer specs would support to build a hackintosh.
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If anyone could get back to me, I would really appreciate it! :)

You'd better choose components that are the most compatibile with Mac like motherboards with P55 chipset (Asus P7P55 WS), ALC885/889a/262 (or ALC888/1200) realtek audio and graphics like Radeon 5770 or 5870.

Go to insanelymac dot com. You'll find all the information about building a hackintosh. :)
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