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I'm planning to buy this card, has anyone tried it or similar cards based on R7 240 on Hacks?. I've search here and found nothing. I know I can return it but I would want to know it in advance.

 

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...hey, here's the output from resocks bios decoder for the xfx variant(Oland Pro chip)

 

NANJING RD C55211 2GB DDR3 128MX16 800M                                

Subsystem Vendor ID: 1682
       Subsystem ID: 7240
Object Header Structure Size: 203
Connector Object Table Offset: 34
Router Object Table Offset: 0
Encoder Object Table Offset: 9d
Display Path Table Offset: 12
Connector Object Id [12] which is [HDMI_TYPE_A]
    encoder obj id [0x1e] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY (osx txmit 0x10 [duallink 0x0] enc 0x0)] linkb: false
Connector Object Id [3] which is [DVI_D]
    encoder obj id [0x1e] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY (osx txmit 0x20 [duallink 0x0] enc 0x1)] linkb: true
Connector Object Id [5] which is [VGA]
    encoder obj id [0x15] which is [INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (osx txmit 0x00 enc 0x10?)] linkb: false

...just to get the conversation started :smoke:

 

 

Edit...as requested

 

rustyballss-macpro:~ rustyballs$ /Users/rustyballs/Downloads/radeon_bios_decode < /Users/rustyballs/Downloads/XFX.R7240.2048.130912.rom
ATOM BIOS Rom:
    SubsystemVendorID: 0x1682 SubsystemID: 0x7240
    IOBaseAddress: 0x0000
    Filename: 240CLF71.SB
    BIOS Bootup Message:
NANJING RD C55211 2GB DDR3 128MX16 800M                                

PCI ID: 1002:6613
Connector at index 0
    Type [@offset 42919]: HDMI-A (11)
    Encoder [@offset 42923]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY (0x1e)
    i2cid [@offset 42993]: 0x91, OSX senseid: 0x2
Connector at index 1
    Type [@offset 42929]: DVI-D (3)
    Encoder [@offset 42933]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY (0x1e)
    i2cid [@offset 43020]: 0x90, OSX senseid: 0x1
Connector at index 2
    Type [@offset 42939]: VGA (1)
    Encoder [@offset 42943]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (0x15)
    i2cid [@offset 43047]: 0x97, OSX senseid: 0x8



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Use bcc9's radeon bios decoder please, redsock doesn't give you sense ID and some other infomation which is very important. Combine both



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:smoke:



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Do you have qe/ci working with this card using Chameleon ? If so then I will take a look at this tonight

Edit: This card seems to be a renamed version of a 7xxx GPU am I correct ?

Edit 2: Here's it is, use Clover:

Connector Data:

000400000403000000010101120404010004000004030000000102012205050204000000140200000001030000000606

Connector Patch:

000800000402000000010000100001020400000014020000000100002001020110000000100000000001000000100308


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Radeon R7 240 Specifications This card is available in two memory variants: 1GB GDDR5 and 2GB DDR3. The first one is clocked at effective 4600 MHz, while the other is running at 1800 MHz. Both models  use 128-bit memory interface. Also both cards are clocked at 730 MHz. This the actual clock speed of the Radeon HD 8570, the OEM model you have probably never heard of.(I hadn't anyway) :smoke:



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Radeon R7 240 Specifications This card is available in two memory variants: 1GB GDDR5 and 2GB DDR3. The first one is clocked at effective 4600 MHz, while the other is running at 1800 MHz. Both models  use 128-bit memory interface. Also both cards are clocked at 730 MHz. This the actual clock speed of the Radeon HD 8570, the OEM model you have probably never heard of.(I hadn't anyway) :smoke:

Then it's a 8xxx GPU, but even that, I can't see any IDs that matches and not even close to this card in the AMD 8000 nor 7000 kexts, sadly



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If you're using Clover, you can use this as an ATI FakeID: 0x66401002 I just picked the first device id in the kext, I don't think it matters which one you use for a Fake ID. Obviously it will only work in Yosemite since Mavs doesn't have AMD8000. Otherwise, you could try adding 0x66131002 to AMD8000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX4000.kext and see if that gets you QE/CI.

 

Obviously there's no guarantees though, so I would get a card that's better supported and has been used by multiple people already. An NVidia GT 640 or GT 740 is around the same price range and both are plug and play, without graphics injector or anything. Same ports as the R7 240 also.



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Many thanks to all.

 

If you're using Clover, you can use this as an ATI FakeID: 0x66401002 I just picked the first device id in the kext, I don't think it matters which one you use for a Fake ID. Obviously it will only work in Yosemite since Mavs doesn't have AMD8000. Otherwise, you could try adding 0x66131002 to AMD8000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX4000.kext and see if that gets you QE/CI.

 

Obviously there's no guarantees though, so I would get a card that's better supported and has been used by multiple people already. An NVidia GT 640 or GT 740 is around the same price range and both are plug and play, without graphics injector or anything. Same ports as the R7 240 also.

Here (in Spain at least) the r7 240 is fairly cheaper, the cheapest GT640-based is about 82€ ($107) and the GT740 costs 94€ ($123) the Asus R7 240 is for about 66€ ($86)

 

But if it's so straightforward, maybe I could get the GT 640 :)



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Finally I will get the GT610, still low end but more powerful than the 5450.

 

 

Does it work on Hackintosh OOTB?



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Finally I will get the GT610, still low end but more powerful than the 5450.

 

 

Does it work on Hackintosh OOTB?

 

I answer myself, yes it works OOTB lol

 

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Too bad you can't stick to Radeon GPU. It's fun although it can be bitter sometimes



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Too bad you can't stick to Radeon GPU. It's fun although it can be bitter sometimes

Yeah I planned to buy it later this year but my 5450 died, my IGP doesn't work with OSX, and I had to buy a "emergency" card (the GT610), still it's way better than my previous 5450. I can finally play Wolfenstein the New Order without watching a slideshow lol

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Fortunately it worked OOTB but I am detecting some issues on OSX (low performance, memory underclocked to 270MHz even on load, etc). I will post it later on Yos forum!



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Low performance is AGPM's issue. See rampage dev's site for more

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Low performance is AGPM's issue. See rampage dev's site for more

Thank you, I will check,In OSX, the GPU core clock scales correctly between low and high performance depending on load but Memory clock is stuck at 270 MHz (maybe sensor issue?), in Windows, it scales between 400 and 667.







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