10.8.3 beta has ati 7000 drivers

10.8.3 update has ati7000 drivers:


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  1. November 28th, 2012 | 1:12 pm

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  2. Pabs
    November 28th, 2012 | 1:27 pm

    I have an HD 7970 and I just tried installing the beta update wishing it would work.
    After installing the update I’m stuck with a white screen after the apple logo (I can see the mouse and I see that the resolution is the native one)
    Can you help me please?

  3. genesis
    November 28th, 2012 | 1:43 pm

    Do you know if HD6950 are supported ?

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  5. Salvatore
    November 28th, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    I installed 10.8.3 and done some test, my 7950 is recognised but I got white screen on login. Have someone the solution? I set my 7950 Gygabyte on second bios, could be this the cause?

    Thanks in advance

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  7. tdt
    November 29th, 2012 | 12:10 am

    No OpenGL for me. ATI5450.

  8. November 29th, 2012 | 2:23 am

    OK I ran some tests and I have a question…

    Is there any way to tweak the 10.8.3 drivers to work in 10.6.8? a simple drag and drop install didn’t work.

    My system: Mac pro 3,1 eight core, 10.8.3 /10.6.8/ windows 7
    Video cards: XFX Black ed (single dis.) radeon 7970, 3GB
    ATI 5870, 1GB (Legit Mac ver.)
    Monitors: DELL 2408WFP, 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz; DELL 2007FP, 1600 x 1200 @ 60 Hz

    • Perhaps Obviously the XFX 7970 does not support EFI boot
    • It IS fully accelerated in Apple Motion
    • With both cards installed, 7970 (and only 7970) is utilized for acceleration, regardless of slot position, monitor hookup (one each, both on one, etc.)
    • in render tests with Apple Motion the 7970 renders about 347% faster than the 5870
    • at peak output, the 7970 alone uses about 50 watts less than the 5870 alone, and about 100 watts less than when both are installed and the 5870 is idle (no monitors hooked up to it)

  9. Saud
    November 29th, 2012 | 8:12 pm

    can anyone please share instructions or parameters that they got for it to work? I can get it to boot but I can only see the cursor and the screen becomes grey.

    I have a 7970 GHz edition XFX

  10. nextech
    December 1st, 2012 | 11:42 am

    The truth is, all it was is just a user asking (over and over) for support for the Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards in the latest OS X 10.8.2


    I asked a few AMD engineers to add support, and AMD and Apple said that NOBODY has ever asked for Radeon HD 7970 graphics drivers for Mac OS X 10.8.2 before.

    AMD and Apple finally agreed to include the AMD Beta drivers in OS X 10.8.2 (which became OS X 10.8.3 beta).

    It’s not rocket science. It’s sad that people don’t think you can ask AMD and Apple (and demand) graphics drivers for the latest hardware for the latest OS X.

  11. nextech
    December 1st, 2012 | 11:46 am

    All I did was keep asking AMD and Apple Engineers (over and over again) for help and support for Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards, and yes the “squeeky wheel” does get the grease.

    If you ask Apple (and AMD) to write graphics drivers for the latest/greatest/best hardware out there, and keep posting (over and over and over again). The engineers will do it, if they see enough users asking for help/support for the latest hardware. You just have to keep asking (over and over and over and over again) and keep posting support requests, and if AMD (and Apple) see enough people asking for help/support, and you forward all those requests to the engineers, they will add support.

    You can’t just be QUIET about it, you have to ask AMD and Apple and DEMAND that Apple adds graphics drivers support for the Radeon HD 7970 to Mac OS X.

    If you DEMAND that Apple starts supporting hardware, then yes Apple will write the drivers for specific hardware, so that it can be used with OS X.

    (Just like Microsoft does with Microsoft Windows). All you have to do is keep asking Apple to write drivers for the latest and greatest hardware.

    Apple (and AMD) won’t do it, unless there is enough interest from the Apple Community, and enough people ask and DEMAND for it.

  12. nextech
    December 1st, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Please change/correct the title of this post to “Radeon HD 7970” drivers.

    Not 7000 series. Those are old graphics cards, and these drivers are specifically for the Tahiti Radeon HD 7970 and 7990 Graphics cards. (but the beta drivers are specifically for the Radeon HD 7970 Graphics card.

  13. Rominator
    December 2nd, 2012 | 3:04 am


    please go away, you are clearly an idiot

    the drivers also support 7770 and other 7000 series cards

    but you should know that since they wrote them for you, right?

  14. Bansaku
    December 4th, 2012 | 2:41 am

    Normally I would sit back and laugh at ignorant people making stupid statements and claims, however I feel the need to say something.

    @Nextech The reason NOBODY has ever asked for 7000 HD series GPU drivers for OS X is simply because they are smart enough to know that nowhere does it say on ANY box or website that ANY AMD Radeon card is compatible with ANY version of OS X. The only PCIe AMD GFX you can buy is through Apple, the rest are soldiered on to the main board. There is a reason Netkas and Rominator, and likewise this site, are the shit! Simply put we all know (except you) that it is up to Apple to take the first step. And they have. Now it is up to ” the community ” to wait for the final release and start testing.

    Here is a very informative interview from last year with Chris Bentley, AMD’s Mac guy. Read and learn something.

  15. hazemjaki
    December 19th, 2012 | 9:06 am

    Two new beta versions of os x introduced did any one noticed any different in the drivers or fixs

    os x 10.8.3 12d43
    os x 10.8.3 12d38

    sorry for bad english(if exist)

  16. Danlor
    December 30th, 2012 | 12:12 am

    I’m using a 4870 and a 7850(secondary) in my machine, but so far the 7850 still loads to a white screen with cursor after manually inserting the ids into ATI7000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext. Running on 12D44 currently. Once I get the 7850 running smooth, I plan to pull the 4870.

  17. January 1st, 2013 | 2:24 am

    С Новым Годом! ((=

  18. Danlor
    January 10th, 2013 | 7:07 pm

    D50 still does not have the 6819 deviceid in by default

  19. Danlor
    January 18th, 2013 | 4:40 am

    D54 still does not have 6819 (7850) native support. Driver support for the card after patching is much better now. This release now properly detects the connected monitor along with full QE. This weekend I’ll try to boot off of it. Clover r1014, no injectors.

  20. macwanabe
    January 29th, 2013 | 7:17 pm

    Hi All

    Have been able to get Gigabyte 7950 to work in conjunction with GTX 570 using clover bootloader. Had to edit ATI7000 kext to Aji framebuffer in order to use DVI and HDMI. Now I have 3 monitors and fast OpenCL and CUDA. The best of both worlds.

  21. Danlor
    January 31st, 2013 | 12:35 am

    Yea, I’m having great luck here as well. with simple edit of AMDRadeonAccelerator and ATI7000Controller I have full QE/opencl. Also full use of all ports on both my 4870 and 7850.

  22. icanic
    January 31st, 2013 | 4:03 pm

    Are you saying that you 7850 is working with full QE/opencl after patching MDRadeonAccelerator and ATI7000Controller?
    Is something changed with todays build 12D61?

  23. macwanabe
    January 31st, 2013 | 5:26 pm

    Build 12D61 has new ATI7000 kext, not sure what changed but my 7950 works perfect, no need to edit kext, I just used Futomaki framebuffer for Gigabyte 7950 in clover config.plist

  24. Danlor
    February 1st, 2013 | 1:30 am

    Thats exactly what I am saying. No issues, full features, awesome speed, all ports. Just added the 6819 to the two ktexts. Its a shame its not in them by default. Getting opencl benchmarks in the 1229 range (luxmark v2, medium scene)

    7850 has been fully functional since D44… with patching of course.

  25. icanic
    February 6th, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    “7850 has been fully functional since D44… with patching of course.”

    Can you please tell me what I need to do for 7850 to work. Do I need only to patch ATI7000 kext or?
    Is there some guide?
    Thank you!

  26. XiteX
    February 8th, 2013 | 3:36 am

    Device (PEG0)
    Name (_ADR, 0x00010000)
    Device (GFX)
    Name (_ADR, Zero)
    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
    Store (Package (0x0C)
    Buffer (0x04)
    0x18, 0x68, 0x00, 0x00
    Buffer (0x08)
    Buffer (0x08)
    Buffer (0x08)
    Buffer (0x12)
    “AMD Radeon HD7850”
    Buffer (0x0A)
    }, Local0)
    DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
    Return (Local0)

  27. XiteX
    February 8th, 2013 | 3:40 am

    Как потестируете ….. бегите в магазин за 7870.

  28. macwanabe
    February 17th, 2013 | 6:10 pm

    no newer drivers in last two betas

  29. Irdane
    March 6th, 2013 | 11:14 am
  30. svennand
    March 6th, 2013 | 6:01 pm

    Have anyone gotten this to work with the AMD 7990 cards?

    The reason im asking is because the 7970 just isnt enough=)
    And my Gigabyte GA-Z77X UP5 has the secondary pci-e (8x) broken. so crossfire is not an option…

  31. scalarscience
    March 7th, 2013 | 1:52 pm
  32. MaxHD
    March 10th, 2013 | 6:01 pm

    wondering why we still dont have 6970 full support…!

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  34. Nilton
    April 29th, 2016 | 11:13 pm

    download driver AMD Radeon R9 270x for mac-os x

  35. Mithat
    June 5th, 2017 | 2:14 am

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