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Hi,

 

I get only 36 at Cinebench with my XFX Radeon HD 6870 2GB ("Dual Fan -DD" edition). My older GTX 260 got 32. Is there any solution out there?

I recon this is a very low score for this card.

 

Lion 10.7.2

Chimera 1.7

Duckweed

 

Thank you in advance :)

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Hi,

 

I'm not sure if AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext is loading.

 

smbios:

 

<key>SMfamily</key>

<string>Mac Pro</string>

<key>SMmemspeed</key>

<string>1866</string>

<key>SMproductname</key>

<string>MacPro5,1</string>

 

<key>SMbiosversion</key>

<string>Gigabyte EX58-UD5 v1</string>

 

Any solution that might help?

 

thanks

 

Edit: btw... I can see that AppleGraphicsPowerManagement is in System Profiler/System Information under Extensions.

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ATI Barts AMD Radeon HD 6870 Series 2048MB (Duckweed) [1002:6738] (subsys [1682:310a]):: PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)

 

But what do you think is the problem? Driver is not loading correctly?

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hello

 

i think the problem is graphicspowermanagement

 

i prepare the kext in the night and post here, for you to test

 

good hack

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Hi again.

 

okey, no worries tho. Take your time, I'm gonna take it out and put on a new cooler anyway pretty soon. The fans are working too much. Probably because of the powermanagment...

 

tnx

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hello

 

i send two kext

 

try one and another

 

and use the best fit to u

 

test also with openglviewer4

 

is free in apple store

 

good hack

 

 

6870.zip

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I have same card, well its not the same, its gigabyte 6870 1gb, but i have same problem, i upgraded from 5770 and now in cinebench i have like 1-2 more fps, which is i guess not worth of upgrading if its slow like that.

And other thing is that most of apps report my card not by name, well it says its: ATI RADEON BARTS XT PROTOTYPE OPENGL ENGINE

and its not identiyied like before by its name.

And 3th thing, i cant see

AppleGraphicsPowerManagement kext loaded when i go in system info / extensions so may this be problem or? :S

Can some of you plz help me :) i want to make this card to work like it shuld work :(

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hello

 

post what smbios u are using

 

and device id of your card too

 

if u are using smbios macpro5,1 and your device id is the same, u can use the kext , try one and test, then try the other and use the best for u

 

good hack

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Just wanna add some more info. I checked the kernel log to see if there is any errors. Yes there is indeed...

 

com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController - library kext com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily not found.

com.apple.ATIRadeonX3000 - library kext com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily not found.

com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC - library kext com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily not found.

 

I dont know if this helps, but I guess it has something do with my 6870?

 

Cheers

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hello

 

to the graphics card to work

 

must loaded 3 / 4 kexts

 

4 if u use AtiConfig in org.chameleon boot.plist

 

in u case

 

ati6000controller

atisuport

atiradeonx3000

 

check in

about this mac

report

extensions

 

or with kext wizard tool

 

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=253395

 

like i say in the post

 

good hack

 

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ati6000controller - OK

atiradeonX3000 - OK

atisupport - OK

 

applegraphicscontroller - OK

applegraphicspowermanagment - OK

 

I found out what causing there errors tho, I recon it's because of chimera 1.7. People went back to chameleon r1493 and the problem went away. So it is the bootloader not the 6870.

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I have same card, well its not the same, its gigabyte 6870 1gb, but i have same problem, i upgraded from 5770 and now in cinebench i have like 1-2 more fps, which is i guess not worth of upgrading if its slow like that.

And other thing is that most of apps report my card not by name, well it says its: ATI RADEON BARTS XT PROTOTYPE OPENGL ENGINE

and its not identiyied like before by its name.

And 3th thing, i cant see

AppleGraphicsPowerManagement kext loaded when i go in system info / extensions so may this be problem or? :S

Can some of you plz help me :) i want to make this card to work like it shuld work :(

 

same problem here. with msi 6870 1 gb cinebench score of 15 fps. GE=No gives me 30fps. I don't care about dvd and chess.

 

vlc works,

glbench and cinebench works,

StarCraft 2 works.

 

edit: Fixed it with proper smbios.plist (imac12,2). I got the 15 fps when coming out of sleep. Now it's always 30 fps. I read that cinebench is a combo of gpu and single cpu. So when you see high fps it is because of the faster CPU people have.

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ati6000controller - OK

atiradeonX3000 - OK

atisupport - OK

 

applegraphicscontroller - OK

applegraphicspowermanagment - OK

 

I found out what causing there errors tho, I recon it's because of chimera 1.7. People went back to chameleon r1493 and the problem went away. So it is the bootloader not the 6870.

what's your fps dif with r1493?

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Hi,

 

I haven't tried r1493. Chimera 1.7 works ok but gives me the errors tho. I dont play games so it doesn't bother me that much. Anyhow, when I tried Chimera 1.7 vs the latest chameleon there where no difference in fps. Mine is always around 36. My old GTX260 gave me 32. So 36 is way to low ;)

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hi guys. i have a vapor x 6870 1gb ram, and i got only 32fps on cinebench. both using smbios 3,1 or 5,1.

 

i'm using [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] 4.2.1

 

i've tried artur's next, but fps didn't increase

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Hi,

I've tested artur's kext in my MacPro 3,1 & 6870.

I've modified IOPlatformPluginDevice to MacPro3,1 in the info.plist.

But graphicpowermanagement cannot be not loaded.

Is it impossible to work graphicpower in my hack?

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Hi xelanaiznac,

When I choose macpro4,1, I got KP. It's because of my board and cpu (EP45-UD3P & Q9550)?

Now set to iMac11,1, it seems almost OK except istat menu temperature.

But my 6870 seems to working properly.

Thanks sooo much!

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      THE INSTALL…
      Kexts Used:
      AirportBrcmFixup.kext
      AppleALC.kext
      BRCMFirmwareData.kext
      BrcmNonPatchRAM2.kext
      BrcmPatchRAM2.kext
      FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext
      FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext
      FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext
      FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext
      FakeSMC_SMMSensors.kext
      FakeSMC.kext
      IntelMausiEthernet.kext
      Lilu.kext
      USBInjectAll.kext 
      WhateverGreen.kext
      XHCI-unsupported.kext

      BUILD:
      ASUS ROG Maximus X CODE
      i7 8700k OC’d to 4800
      2 x 16gb Corsair Vegeance LPX DDR4 2400mhz C16 OC’d to 2666mhz
      Sapphire RX 580 NITRO+ 8Gb Graphics Card
      BCM94352Z Dell DW1560 (Wifi and Bluetooth Both Natively Working with Rehabman Kexts)
      BeQuiet! Darkrock Pro 4 
      EVGA 650w g1+
      Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X
      Samsung 28” E590DS (DP), Samsung 24” D300 (HDMI), Samsung 22” Syncmaster (DVI), Sony Bravia 48” (HDMI)

      Pre Install BIOS Settings:
      Updated Bios to Version 1704
      Loaded Optimized Defaults 
      AI Overclocker Tuner > Manual
      Extreme Tweeking > Enable
      Advanced \ System Agent(SA) Configuration →IGPU Multi-Monitor : Enabled
      Advanced \ System Agent (SA) Configuration →Vt-d: Disabled
      System Agent (SA) Configuration > Graphics Configuration > Primary Display > PEG
      USB Configuration > Legacy USB Support > AUTO
      USB Configuration > Keyboard and Mouse Simulation > Disabled
      APM Configuration > Power on by PCI - E/PCI > Disabled
      CSM: Disabled 
      Fast Boot > Disabled
      Boot Logo Display > Disabled
      Secure Boot > OS Type > Other OS
      DVMT Pre-Allocated > 128M

      WORKING:
      ICLOUD, iMessages, Handoff, etc

      Nitro+ 8GB GPU:
      4 Displays (DVI, DP, HDMI 1&2) from RX580 with Audio
      Currently set to 1920 resolution, but have option to use up to 4k resolution (3840x2160)
      Audio over DP and HDMI
      *Not sure if Airplay works as I don’t have an Apple TV, but registers in System Bar and say's looking...

      IGPU:
      Set in Connectorless State (AAPL,ig-platform-id: 0300923E)
      *If in a Connected State, slows down Bruce 5k Exports to well over a minute, with glitches, and does not send display signal to DP or HDMI (just green screen), even with connector type patch to correct type. So keeping it connectorless.
      *Not sure if Graphic acceleration is really working as FCPX is struggling with Multicam original media. This could just be the GH5 4k file encoding that FCPX struggles with. Was just hoping to remove creating proxy media from my workflow.

      Audio Front/ Back
      All working:
      Digital Optical Out 
      Back Green - Internal Speakers
      Front Headphones - Internal Speakers automatically changes to Headphones when plugged in
      Back Mic (Internal Microphone, not Line In)
      Front Mic (Internal Microphone, changes to a 2nd Line In)

      Bluetooth
      After initial install Bluetooth was seen by Mac System but not recognising any devices
      Thanks to @RehabMan Entered following code in terminal and bluetooth now works:
      sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1"

      I've now enabled this in my config.plist as well.
      https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-BrcmPatchRAM/blob/master/README-Mac.md
      (unsigned kernel extensions need to be enabled. Take the following steps in the Terminal)

      FANS/ TEMPS
      Temps or Fans were not registering with TG Pro using VirtualSMC.kext
      Fixed by switching from VIRTUALSMC.kext with older FAKESMC.kext with sensor gauges kexts. All working now.
      Computer Idles between 46 and 52 Celcius. Hits 81-87 when stress testing.

      USB 2.0/3.0 
      It appears that are physically too many USB ports on the Asus Maximus Code X to ever work with the 15 port limit safely. I created a custom SSDT that disabled USB 2.0 hs07(L),HS08(ML),12(aura led controller) to get usb 3.0 speeds on ss04,ss05, and ss06
      Be curious if anyone ever found a workaround for this...
       
       
      Overclocking:
      RAM:
      2400mhz to 2666mhz with Manual DRAM frequency change in BIOS. Did not change Latency or Timing and no crashing or panics so far. The 2666mhz speed is recognised in About this Mac and the Novabench RAM score increased.
      *Please advise if this method of overclocking the RAM is unadvisable.
       
      CPU:
      4.8ghz @ 75F @ 50% (Prime 95 test)
      Followed these BIOS steps:
       


       
      config_ValuesImac.plist
      DSDT.aml
      Send me Values-iMac.zip
      SSDT-UIAC.aml


    • By daniel_iversen
      Hi there,

      TL;DR; Any idea on how I can get an ATI Radeon HD5570 graphics card working on High Sierra?

      I just installed High Sierra, and I read it was supposed to be “Out of the Box” to get these AMD/ATI cards working, but it’s been very hard and I’ve read like 100 articles and done a million experiments to no avail.

      The card is built in to a HP TouchSmart 610-1030a touch screen PC, and the symptom/problem is:

      - I can at best get a decent resolution at best, but no acceleration (I'm testing with the Chess app but can visually see it everywhere) and the OS only detects 7MB memory whereas it has 1GB.

      I’ve tried a combination of:

      - OOTB (then there’s no detection really)

      - Clover setup in “Graphics” tab - combination of these settings:

      - Inject ATI

      - Load VBIOS/patch VBIOS

      - Entered my card details (what I thought) - vendor ID 0x1002, product ID 0x68d9, FBName “Eulemur” or “Baboon”

      Also;

      - I have Lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext

      - I've got the "EmuVariableUefi-64.efi" file deployed in my drivers64UEFI folder 

      - Tried using “downgraded” (from Sierra) versions of kexts AMDRadeonX3000.kext, AMDRadeonX3000GL.Driver.bundle, IOAccelerator2D.plugin, IOAcceleratorFamily2.kext (I think my wifi disappeared with the IO ones which makes sense I suppose)


      At worst in the "About this Mac" it just says "Display 3MB" (and often with poor resolution), and at best it says "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5570 7 MB" but with no acceleration (and no recognition of the 1GB VRAM).

      Any ideas of what I’m supposed to do? I don’t really get all the stuff I read about patching and rolling my own kexts etc but my impression was that after Sierra I wasn’t supposed to do that for the AMD/ATI cards.

      Thanks a lot in advance!!
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