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Is there any news/rumors about support for the geforce 500 series in mac os? I'm planning to buy a 27" apple display, which involves getting a new graphics card because my 8800gtx doesnt have any display port connectors. i dont want to get an 'old' 400 series card but rather get a 500 one (probably 570).

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Is there any news/rumors about support for the geforce 500 series in mac os? I'm planning to buy a 27" apple display, which involves getting a new graphics card because my 8800gtx doesnt have any display port connectors. i dont want to get an 'old' 400 series card but rather get a 500 one (probably 570).


Will probably be supported with 10.6.7. Hope also for support soon because my graphics card makes trubles / crashes sometimes my Hackintosh

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Will probably be supported with 10.6.7. Hope also for support soon because my graphics card makes trubles / crashes sometimes my Hackintosh

I don't think 10.6.7 will have it.

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Actually, it seems like at least the 580 is supported already:
http://tonymacx86.bl...r-mac-os-x.html

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Actually, it seems like at least the 580 is supported already:
http://tonymacx86.bl...r-mac-os-x.html


That post is incorrect as it was made before anyone had tested the 580. There is unfortunately no current support for the GTX 5XX series. I have a 570 and am patiently waiting. The best you can do is full resolution and multi-monitor support, but QE/CI are still impossible.

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so along with the not all-the-way-supported gtx 580... it mentions GeForce GT 430, GTS 450, GTX 460, GTX 465, GTX 470, GTX 480.. you think those are a safe play?

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so along with the not all-the-way-supported gtx 580... it mentions GeForce GT 430, GTS 450, GTX 460, GTX 465, GTX 470, GTX 480.. you think those are a safe play?


Safe is a relative term. They all work, but most have random kernel panics, and don't seem to provide full acceleration (it is hard to explain, it works properly on most cards, just not at the level of Windows performance. In most cases, the 2XX series outperforms the 4XX series) or OpenCL support. I personally bought a 570, as I believe true Apple Fermi support is not far off.

Netkas, who has created some wonderful hacks for the OS X community, just posted a new blog post about the Fermi cards, and included a winky face, so I believe full card support is not far off.

http://netkas.org/?p=599#comments

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I see

- Graphics Drivers

in today's 10.6.7 seed. I wonder..

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Safe is a relative term. They all work, but most have random kernel panics, and don't seem to provide full acceleration (it is hard to explain, it works properly on most cards, just not at the level of Windows performance. In most cases, the 2XX series outperforms the 4XX series) or OpenCL support. I personally bought a 570, as I believe true Apple Fermi support is not far off.

Netkas, who has created some wonderful hacks for the OS X community, just posted a new blog post about the Fermi cards, and included a winky face, so I believe full card support is not far off.

http://netkas.org/?p=599#comments


totally - i have been following the wink from netkas.. he's really bating us out now at 2 weeks.

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I am also eagerly awaiting support for my 560 Ti. I purchased it not knowing about the black screen issue :P

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Well, netkas's support was a bust. It is just support for 4xx cards for real mac pros. We are back to square one. Does anyone have any ideas on how to go about a hacked driver?

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Nvidia just released new Quadro 4000 series drivers. Maybe these puppies can be modded to work with our cards...

http://www.nvidia.co...3v7-driver.html


Direct Download Link:

http://us.download.n....01.00f03v7.dmg

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Hey guys. I'm following this thread as I intend to buy a 580 (or a 6970) once they work. Netkas posted today that there's new fermi support in Lion DP2 so you probably want to check that out: http://netkas.org/?p=692

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If you add device id to NVHAL100, GTX570 is at least semi functional. (lion dp2)

560Ti is a better bet as I think the id is already there.

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If you add device id to NVHAL100, GTX570 is at least semi functional. (lion dp2)

560Ti is a better bet as I think the id is already there.



Can you describe how functional semi is? Lol. I think I am going to try running Lion here in a day or two. I really prefer OS X as my main OS, but I can't really do that until Starcraft works with the GTX 570 ;)

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Then you may want to wait.

I am able to play Bioshock just fine, but SC2 gets stuck oading. I get a black screen with a nifty styllized green cursor that I can move around. I can force quit out but haven't been able to get past that.

I am hopeful that others will recreate GTX5xx experiments, so far I am only one and drawing conclusions from my results is a bad idea.

Would be nice if someone tried a 580.

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I will build a thousand small churches in honor of first person to test gtx 580 on DP2. Thanks.

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I reinstalled some things and now GTX570 working BETTER in Lion DP2.

SC2 and COD4 now work.

Where is someone with a 580?

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I reinstalled some things and now GTX570 working BETTER in Lion DP2.

SC2 and COD4 now work.

Where is someone with a 580?


Hey rominator,

I recently bought 2x GTX 570 to replace my ATI 5870's and am trying to get them to work with Lion DP2. Never had the PCI CONFIGURATION error with ATI cards, did you get this issue with your GTX 570 at all? If so, how did you solve it?

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Hey rominator,

I recently bought 2x GTX 570 to replace my ATI 5870's and am trying to get them to work with Lion DP2. Never had the PCI CONFIGURATION error with ATI cards, did you get this issue with your GTX 570 at all? If so, how did you solve it?



I would also like to know how Rominator or anyone else could install DP2 and getting away with "PCI Config Begin"

With an ATI 5770 I get past the PCI Config Begin, but after a while the rainbow cursor is spinning forever on a grey background. There is no way I could successfully install Lion. I tried netkas chameleon boot loader as well, but it just reboots when a few lines had dropped on the screen. Yes, I am using
-v -usecache
and had added the dev ids to NVHAL100

No luck for me either with nvidia GTX 570 or ATI till now.
I might add during all my tests the GTX 570 was installed into the PC all the time. It's water cooled so I didn't want to alter my PC too much.





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