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10.9.3. OUT!

I don't have R9 R290 now.
Any news?



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10.9.3. OUT!

I don't have R9 R290 now.
Any news?

i am updating now will report if the 290x works 



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Just updated I see no changes sadly 



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Just updated I see no changes sadly 

Maybe 10.9.4 or 10.10



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Maybe 10.9.4 or 10.10

pretty sure the 10.9.4 betas will start coming out today or tomorrow they usually come out quick after a release 



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Its a BIOS issue on the GPU itself. Not the drivers. Focus on the BIOS of the AMD 290 and 290X and see what is different between there BIOS and the 270X for example. 



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pretty sure the 10.9.4 betas will start coming out today or tomorrow they usually come out quick after a release 

good the sooner we have the drivers working the better



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ALERT!
http://www.imore.com...s-x-1094-coming



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good should be out soon on my update program 



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Its a BIOS issue on the GPU itself. Not the drivers. Focus on the BIOS of the AMD 290 and 290X and see what is different between there BIOS and the 270X for example.


So you think the 10.9.3 drivers already support the 290x but something on the card itself is preventing it from working?

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So you think the 10.9.3 drivers already support the 290x but something on the card itself is preventing it from working?

 

The device ID for the 290 and 290X has been there for some time. And yes, it is a BIOS issue. 



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The device ID for the 290 and 290X has been there for some time. And yes, it is a BIOS issue. 

Please solve this PROBLEM :))

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Please solve this PROBLEM :))

 

If people were willing to work together and not expecting someone else to do all the work then yes I would put time into it. ;) 



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Cannot someone simply flash the BIOS of, say, the R9 280X and see what happens?



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Cannot someone simply flash the BIOS of, say, the R9 280X and see what happens?

 

I'm guessing that's not a great idea considering it's two completely different GPU architectures.



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Cannot someone simply flash the BIOS of, say, the R9 280X and see what happens?

 

I have tried loading different roms with different edits using the boot loader and restarts just as before. But you can't take a 7970 GPU bios and try to make it work. lol

 

A AMD 260X is a new arc but not the same either. 



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If people were willing to work together and not expecting someone else to do all the work then yes I would put time into it. ;)

 

I'm definitely willing to help in any way possible, this is beyond my current hackintosh level of knowledge at this point though :P. I have a pair of 290x's I'd love to get at least one working in Mac OS though! Could it be brand specific? I have matching Sapphire cards, but I have yet to try them out.

 

And as a side note, your socket 2011 DMG's helped me out a lot! :)



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I tried to extract some info from the BIOS with atomdis, but it seems to have a problem with R9 290X rom.

Tried 2 different BIOSes, same story.

I got Segmentation fault: 11 and atomdis produced 80MB txt file, which was incomplete.

With 280X BIOS it works perfectly.

None of 3 different roms DL'd from techpowerup (ATI, Gigabyte, MSI) has the UEFI part, that's a bit strange nowadays, don't you think?



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I tried to extract some info from the BIOS with atomdis, but it seems to have a problem with R9 290X rom.

Tried 2 different BIOSes, same story.

I got Segmentation fault: 11 and atomdis produced 80MB txt file, which was incomplete.

With 280X BIOS it works perfectly.

None of 3 different roms DL'd from techpowerup (ATI, Gigabyte, MSI) has the UEFI part, that's a bit strange nowadays, don't you think?

 

Now that you mention this, after doing some searching it looks like the 290x does not normally support UEFI. Supposedly there is a UEFI specific VBIOS you can flash. I'm going to hunt that down today and give it a try.

 

Edit: I've sent a request to sapphire to obtain the UEFI specific bios as it's not readily available online. I'll let you guys know how it goes! **fingers crossed :P **



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Now that you mention this, after doing some searching it looks like the 290x does not normally support UEFI. Supposedly there is a UEFI specific VBIOS you can flash. I'm going to hunt that down today and give it a try.

 

Found in some review of 290X cards: "It should be noted that Sapphire has implemented DUAL BIOS on the Tri-X models, ensuring that the card boots and delivers maximum performance in systems with both UEFI and legacy BIOS implementations". Did anyone try the second bios setting on a Sapphire Tri-X card?







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