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In Topic: nVidia GTX460

27 November 2010 - 10:56 PM


by the seat of your pants, is your gtx460 any faster than your gts250 in games ?!

benchmarks, do not always reflect that.
my GT240 on 3.5ghz quad does 27fps (GT240 fanless, no OC)

unless the games actually do play faster / usable , there is no point for me,
to gain 3fps in a benchmark....
I'll be happy with my gt240, but my son plays games, wow is choppy ,
team fortress2 is unplayable even on lower rez. wow on 1080p

opencl,.... you got only CPU , that's default.

think the ATI guys, have openCL,.... handbrake does not use it, but Starfire does.

In Topic: nVidia GTX460

27 November 2010 - 02:49 PM

not faster than gts250 !? any faster in games ?

cinebench shows the gts460 slower than your old gts250 ,...
did you notice in the games, any difference ?

Inside Extra folder.

If you dont have the file SMBIOS.PLIST you need to create one with some information.

Here the result with MacPro3,1 SMBIOS model, isnt better than what I had with my old GTS 250 and native drivers, but is much better than what I was getting.

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In Topic: nVidia GTX460

27 November 2010 - 12:39 AM

deleted appleGPUpower kext
my GT240 had low cinebench results,... 4.3 fps,...
found out it runs underclocked and in idle ....
suppose, if you have 2 monitors in DVI, it's ok.
after I deleted kext, had to restart -x -f, repair permissions.
no in cinebench I get 23fps .

also looking for a faster card for my son, playing wow,...

right now, rule of thumb,... what works in windows, , you need 2x as fast a card for osx.
and since crossfire and sli don't work ( correct me if I'am wrong), that makes it even harder.
hmm, and the ATI cards suppose to bring opencl to the table...coreimage

In Topic: PCI Express 16x Card in 1x Slot

22 November 2010 - 04:54 AM

it works

1. use a slim blade, like exacto blade, to trim the end of 1x connector on mobo
was easier, than #2.... but on my mobo, gigabyte, had to remove memory,...
2. hacksaw off the pins,... ok, lot's of work, instead i just cut a slot in where the 1x connector ends.

tested card in 1x gt240, 9500gt, 2600xt, 8400gs PCI-Express x16 i

did that, since I want to build a nas server, but the cheap, non-server mobo's don't have a x4 or x8 slot,
for an sata card, and the better once are raid and x4+ ,...

the power pin are in the 1x, so all cards should work

In Topic: ATI 6850

21 November 2010 - 11:26 PM

added device is to ati5000 and atix3000,
but getting black screen, and fan goes full speed.

the framebuffer , vervet, is that inside of the boot or does it reside in the extra folder ?
AtiFb=Vervet , do think the framebuffer should work from 10.6.5 ....
did find an ati_init, but it contains a lot of stuff for a 4000 series,...
still waiting for the linux drivers,....
16x card in 1x slot,... instead of cutting the connector on the 9500gt,... I cut the connector on the mobo,
works, so a 16x card works in 1x mode ! have not tried the 6850 in 16x slot, and gt in 1x ,
had to remove 2 memory sticks, since the gigabyte mobo does not have clearance.

others 2: removed applegraphics power managment kext,
GT240 cinebench ~4.7 fps,... went to 22+ cinebench , guess, that was my main problem,...
suppose the graphics power managment acts different with 2 monitors plugged in,
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