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Time for Apple to stop selling old AMD 5770 Mac & AMD 5870 Mac for totally overpriced values!

EDIT:Video available ! (german language)
http://vdl4.pcgamesh.../3/50563_hd.mp4

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still i wont buy it. Happy with my hd 6670.

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Cool :)

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I like that clear glass case in the background better.

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I was waiting for such cards from non Apple OEMs (like EVGA for some of the Mac cards). They get a bit more bargain compared to the PC market cards if they do EFI-BIOSed PC Gpus for Macs.
I dont know if they must "ask" Apple or also pay some fee to them to sell those cards to the Mac market.
For sure i think they will be sold not in the Apple Store.

EDIT: Added link to an video (german language).

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this means future support for 79xx cards is immitent !! right ? waiting patiently for my saphhire 7950 to work with 10.8.3 (final)

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Release date is unknown - maybe such cards needs newer drivers than 10.8.3 to work 100%. Maybe works in upcomming 10.8.4 /5 summer 2013?

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COOL , first bench results (lots) for new AMD 7950 Mac by Rob - barefeats!!

http://www.barefeats.com/gpu7950.html

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CORRECTION: The Radeon HD 7950 is compatible with all existing Mac Pros from 2008 - 2012 (though Sapphire is officially specifying 2010 and after). It can run under Lion 10.7.5 and Mt. Lion 10.8.2 by installing special driver that comes on a disc. No special driver needed for 10.8.3.


Oh, boy, cannot we download these drivers already? :D

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CORRECTION: The Radeon HD 7950 is compatible with all existing Mac Pros from 2008 - 2012 (though Sapphire is officially specifying 2010 and after). It can run under Lion 10.7.5 and Mt. Lion 10.8.2 by installing special driver that comes on a disc. No special driver needed for 10.8.3.


Oh, boy, cannot we download these drivers already? :D


No, I have been looking for 2 days.

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So,.. does this specific card need an iGPU, and a working sleep to work as the mainstreamed HD7950 ?

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i am sure that Mac card will not have any of the hackintosh specific probs. Think their EFI BIOS (Dual Bios Mac/PC ) usage will avoid such probs.

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i am sure that Mac card will not have any of the hackintosh specific probs. Think their EFI BIOS (Dual Bios Mac/PC ) usage will avoid such probs.

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LOL... leave your case open between reboots (Win 7/8 and OS X)

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LOL... leave your case open between reboots (Win 7/8 and OS X)

No, just a little hole for long pencil. :wink2:

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No, just a little hole for long pencil. :wink2:

Yeah, quite "convenient" solution!

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Better to wait the specific BIOS for Mac OS X is released on the interweb ; then flash a classic HD7950 @ 250 euros/dollars ?





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