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Just tried out the Netkas package and can confirm it's working 100% with my 290x.

 

Fast too..

 

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Figured the problem, gpusupport.framework wasn't properly installed. trying to upload updated pkg

 

EDIT: file updated, same link, file is new

YOU ARE THE BEST! As usual! 

Everything working great here, 290X on 10.9.3 :)



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Netkas package works with non x r9 290s as well after a few kext edits with mavericks nice job ;3



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Think this will work on a ASUS DirectCU II OC 290X with 10.9.4?



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After finally having some time I can confirm that these kexts work on 10.9.4 with a Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X with UEFI GOP VBIOS (factory overclocked).

Thanks netkas for doing such a great job!


Think this will work on a ASUS DirectCU II OC 290X with 10.9.4?

I'd be very surprised if it didn't :)

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I'd be very surprised if it didn't :)

Gotta find out I guess. The ASUS DCUII card is a custom PCB, AFAIK.



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Gotta find out I guess. The ASUS DCUII card is a custom PCB, AFAIK.


I read on some other forum that this card works. I know that this type with an nVidia chipset works for sure. I believe you're safe, but do have a good return policy! Very important :)

Hope this helps.

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i am on dp3 and no multi monitor yet i am hoping dp4 



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I read on some other forum that this card works.

Works fine! :)



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Works fine! :)

 

I'm also using an Asus 290X DirectCU II OC under Yosemite. It displays image during boot, and I have QE/CI. However, when I reach the desktop I have an odd issue - the screen goes black for a second, then back to normal image for a second, black / normal and so on. If I unplug the monitor cable and reattach it the problem goes away.

 

Also, it seems I can only get an image on the DVI port, the DisplayPort doesn't seem to be working (not even if it's the only attached display at boot). Also, if I have DVI working and attach the DisplayPort cable, both displays go black and doesn't recover until reboot. If anyone have any idea how to fix this, it would be very much appreciated.

 

Update: I tried some gaming now too. I do have acceleration, but many games are "jerky". It's like I have full framerapte (100+ fps) for 0.5 seconds, then 1-5 fps for 0.5 seconds, rinse and repeat. While I still get 30-50 fps average, it's not very playable. Guess it's not much to do yet but wait for the drivers to mature even further :)



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In case anyone is wondering, I am getting the following Standard Candle scores in both R10 and R11 of DaVinci Resolve:

 

09: 24FPS

18: 14FPS

33: 9FPS

66: 4.5FPS

 

That just barely loses to a GTX 780Ti, so it looks like Resolve has a long way to go in optimized R11 for OpenCL still.  I'll run some Premiere Pro/AE benchmarks later this week.

 

 

 

Also, have an annoying flicker until I replug the monitor.  Framebuffer issue you think? 



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There definitely seems to be some framebuffer issues with the 290X, at least with my card (ASUS DirectCU II). Other than the framebuffers, the acceleration seems to work great. Anyone want to give this a go? :)

 

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Unfortunately there is only one framebuffer only display port is supported  (5xDP)

You can try enable your DP by changing FB in Clover to Baladi 



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http://www.insanelym...-patching-help/ since we are done with getting it working let's move on to multi monitor shall we 



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I finally found some time to do a fresh install of Mavericks and try out the package netkas linked a few pages back. Thanks netkas for your hard work and for sharing the package with everybody. I tried it with both 10.9.3 and 10.9.4 and my Sapphire 290x worked fantastic in both cases.

 

The only issue I ran into had to do with me running dual 290x cards. I'm using a Rampage IV Formula motherboard with a 290x in the first and third PCI slots. When my monitor was connected to the card in the first slot, at first I wouldn't get any video at all and after playing around with it a bit, I'd finally get video but it would be very distorted (my dell monitor gave me an error message saying the current input timing is not supported).

 

All I had to do was swap the monitor to the card in the third PCI slot and it immediately worked perfectly though. Not sure what exactly is causing this but figured I'd mention it in case somebody else is having the same problem.



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Unfortunately there is only one framebuffer only display port is supported  (5xDP)

You can try enable your DP by changing FB in Clover to Baladi 

 

I tried this, still no luck with the DP output sadly :(



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I tried this, still no luck with the DP output sadly :(

 

Try to decode your GPU BIOS then patch the framebuffer in AMD8000Controller



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Try to decode your GPU BIOS then patch the framebuffer in AMD8000Controller

 

I actually thought I would try this today. Took a while to dig up command line tools for 10.10, and once I got the script (ati-personality.pl) running, I got some error messages about /tmp/x not existing or whatever it was. Had things to do so had to stop there, but I'll give it another go tomorrow or so.



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Here you go. It's from first DP but in DP3 only offset did change to 1639168.

Personality: Baladi
ConnectorInfo count in decimal: 6
Disk offset in decimal 1639120

00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 03 00 12 04 03 03
00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 01 00 11 02 01 01
00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 02 00 21 03 02 02
00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 04 00 22 05 04 04
00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 05 00 10 00 05 05
00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 06 00 20 01 06 06



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Here you go. It's from first DP but in DP3 only offset did change to 1639168.

 

Thanx. I tried to make a new framebuffer from rampagedev's guide today. Here is what I came up with for the Asus card:

00 04 00 00 04 03 00 00 00 01 01 00 12 04 01 01 // DP
00 08 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 01 02 00 22 05 02 02 // HDMI
04 00 00 00 14 02 00 00 00 01 03 00 11 02 03 03 // DVI 1
04 00 00 00 14 02 00 00 00 01 04 00 10 00 04 04 // DVI 2

However, after editing the kext and installing it, exactly nothing has changed. No change in flickering (ie have to unplug the monitor and re-insert it to get a stable picture), the DP port is doing exactly the same things as before (making all screens black until reboot when inserting a monitor). I double checked that the kext was installed correctly and cache cleared, everything looks good, so atm I'm not really sure how to proceed. The Baladi profile has 6 ports though, and my card only 4 - I left the 2 other ports as they were, maybe those are causing the DP issues, as they are set as DP ports. Is there a way to reduce the number of ports in the framebuffer profile? Or can you just blank a port out with 0's so that the driver ignores it?







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