Guess what?

sys profiler
gl scores
gl scores
gl scores
and here is from REAL macpro

gl scores

5850/5870 confirmed working
5970 works after adding devid into ati5000controller.kext
5770 works, but need both dvi to be connected to display.
5750 – same as 5770, need to add dev-id to ati5000controller.kext
for 57×0 it worth to try Eulemur Vervet as framebuffer (edit plist), default one is Uakari

Vervet seems to support dual dvi on 57×0

Things you need to test it:
aty_init from here (works only on hackintoshes, not macpro, macpro discussion still going on macrumors) , the kext is 32-bit only for the moment

unpack and install both at time, then reboot and pray, cards to test so far – 5850/5870/5970.

consider this as beta

things to keep in mind – disable graphicsenabler, boot in 32-bit kernel mode.


  1. Alex
    October 19th, 2010 | 12:41 am

    Any kext for hd 5650 m radeon ?

  2. docholidayctsa
    October 20th, 2010 | 1:29 pm

    yes…successfully installed:::::: sapphire ati radeon 5770 1gb game edition on a gigabyte mobo ep45-ud3lr, intel quad 9505 2.83ghz and aopen 450 watt psu…..on an old single 17″ vga monitor………
    found this on youtube…
    YouTube – Part I – ATI HD 5770 Retail OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4 …

    YouTube – Part II – ATI HD 5770 Retail OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4 …

    if u want 64 bit support u can try this as well
    EXPERIMENTAL ATI 5770 GraphicsEnabler=Yes: Guide!!

    many thx netkas & co..

    i think the gpu doesn’t show its full potential??!!! open gl only 2000fps…….

  3. filipe chagas
    October 31st, 2010 | 3:10 pm

    I’m in the same situation of mbel.I got my 5830 working using vervet, card completely detected full specs, I used openGL and it passed up to 2.1, but 3.0 to 3.3 failed. But QE/CI is not wokring.

  4. olrait
    November 4th, 2010 | 7:55 pm


    Chamaleon rc5
    Sapphire HD5870
    4Gb DDR @ 1066

    iAtkos s3 v2 OSX 10.6.4

    Many thanks!!

  5. Alex-ru
    November 17th, 2010 | 5:21 pm

    Привет NETKAS
    Нужна твоя помащь!!!! Некому больше обратиться кто бы мне помог с моей видео картай ASUS EAH5870 на ХАК

    С уважением Аlex

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  7. Joe777
    December 5th, 2010 | 11:04 am

    Hi, Netkas!
    Please tell me whether or not to work
    Sapphire Radeon HD5870 >Rev. 2<?
    I have Hackintosh running in 64 bit mode,
    but I know how to get compatible HD5xxx in this mode.
    I need to know if this video card compatible with
    your drivers…
    I REALLY need!!!

    By Sincerely, Joe777

  8. Joe777
    December 8th, 2010 | 2:26 am

    Yeah!!! It works with rom from ATI card and ‘Uakari’ framebuffer!

  9. joshc
    December 17th, 2010 | 8:42 am

    thanks so much for this…. before i say anything i really dont know much about any of this just kinda learning as i go.. but anyways i did everything you said and i was finally able to get it recognize my radeon hd 5870… at full res now finally… but my problem now is that anytime i put in a dvd i get A valid video device could not be found for playback. [-70017].. i checked and dont see ciqe is enabled or not in the system profiler… does anyone know of anything that could be done

  10. Malay Keshav
    December 27th, 2010 | 10:49 pm

    Worked for my Sapphire 5750 , but quartz extreme is disabled!
    cannot work with most of my apps :\

  11. wangjun
    January 2nd, 2011 | 8:47 am

    i succeeded with my 5750 (1 dvi + 1 hdmi + 1 dp),remember to turn graphicsenable to no

  12. neko
    January 5th, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    Hi! Anybody deal with mobility HD 5730? the best result i get, is that system starts, everything works, but just black screen, or screen with apple (if start without -v parametr). Sorry for my english

  13. Malay Keshav
    January 6th, 2011 | 10:48 pm

    Part Success & Part Failure with my Sapphire ATI 5750 HD 1GB gfx card.
    ->added vervet to ATY_int under 5700 section and added it to \E\E.
    ->added ATI5000 controller with my device-ID added to the S\L\E.
    ->added ATISupport and Framebuffer kext to S\L\E.
    ->Rebooted. Got the correct resolution and my GFX is recognized.But NO QE/CI.
    ->Added the ATI3000 kext,ATI3000GL and other 3000 drivers to S\L\E.
    ->Rebooted. Got my screen at correct resolution, but my desktop is not-responsive! i can move my mouse pointer but cannot click or select anything!

    Some help plz.

  14. Malay Keshav
    January 6th, 2011 | 10:49 pm

    Also added my device ID to the ATI3000.kext file

  15. Malakai
    January 11th, 2011 | 1:01 pm


    Nice work over here!! I have a 5770 Vapor-X and now I dww my desktop at 1080! It’s awesome!

    I can’t get ATI Radeon HD 5700 Open GL Engine as renderer, instead Open GL Extensions Viewer is shows “Apple software Renderer”. Anyone knows what’s my problem?

    I’m using 10.6.3 Version


  16. aaron
    January 29th, 2011 | 9:32 pm

    i have a xfx ati 5750 i can get it to work but i get ramdom freezes when using video i think QE is not working. it used to work for about 6 months but my hardrive crash now i can’t get it to work properly

  17. tuan
    February 3rd, 2011 | 8:56 pm

    with gigabyte ati HD 5770 work perfect.i did it
    only acceleration not working
    somebody please help me

    netkas good!!!!

  18. RJ
    February 4th, 2011 | 3:41 pm


    I cant seem to get my monitors to be extended… I only get a mirrored view:O
    But when I check the display settings I can clearly see that he thinks there is a second monitor:|

    besides that. If I print screen I get 2 images saved to my desktop one of my main display and one of my second display which I cant see…

    I have so far added the ATY_init.kext to my /S/L/E folder and edited it to Vervet.

    My setup is:
    i7 920
    Asus P6T SE
    ASUS HD5870
    Main Monitor: DVI -> DVI
    2nd Monitor: HDMI -> DVI

    The card has 3 outputs: DVI, Displayport and HDMI.
    Both the DVI and HDMI give the same image…

    Hope you can help me out with this one;)

    Thanks in advance..


  19. sal
    February 27th, 2011 | 6:02 am

    has anyone gotten this to work with ati 5730? if so any chance on a hook up of your kext 🙂

  20. Dennis
    March 17th, 2011 | 1:49 am

    How do you get two DVI ports to connect to one display? I am really wondering because I’m thinking about selling my GTS 450 and buying a 5770 instead.

  21. dmeister
    May 19th, 2011 | 1:41 am

    I’ve been struggling with an XFX Radeon HD 5750 for over a week now, and I’m beginning to think I’m either an idiot, or this is just impossible. I’ve tried from 10.6.4 with the Graphics Update, and I’ve also tried with 10.6.7 as well. It seems that no matter what I do, I end up with one of a few different results: either a black screen, a completely garbled screen, or a light blue colored screen that flashes every couple seconds.

    Please… WHAT AM I DOING WRONG??!

  22. dmeister
    May 19th, 2011 | 1:43 am

    **EDIT** I’ve even gotten so far as having full resolution support with the ATI5000Controller.kext alone, but as soon as I add the ATIRadeonX3000 files, I have problems on reboot. I got KP at first when I didn’t have a DVI/VGA adapter plugged into my second DVI port, then I started having the crazy graphics issues once I did that. Anyone???

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  27. criscandia
    August 16th, 2011 | 8:43 pm

    Hi Netkas, I have an xfx HD5670 1gb DDR5, I tried everithing without luck.
    Today i`ll try your solution with Iboot + Multibeast in a SL retail 10.6.0
    I hope get results,

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  29. Caldeirone
    September 11th, 2011 | 7:11 pm

    @criscandia do you have news? I’m having the same problems here… Same graphic card, and same procedure “iboot + Multibeast” in SL retail 10.6.0 but with no results…

  30. dmeister
    September 21st, 2011 | 9:08 pm

    Well… after four months of fighting with this XFX Radeon HD 5750 1GB, I have finally won the battle. If any of you are still struggling with this method, you might want to try to use an ATI Bootloader and put your GFX card’s ROM in your extra folder. I was able to get my card working 100% with just the stock 10.6.7 ATI kexts using this method:

    I could seriously die happy now LOL although then I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my new setup LMAO

    Here’s my System Profiler:

    ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series:

    Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x68be
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    Acer X223W:
    Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Display Connector:
    Status: No Display Connected
    Display Connector:
    Status: No Display Connected
    Display Connector:
    Status: No Display Connected

  31. dmeister
    September 21st, 2011 | 9:10 pm

    …to add to the above post, you actually do still need to add your Device ID to the ati5000controller.kext to make this work (unless it’s already there). So I suppose the kexts don’t end up being stock do they? LOL

    Oh well, either way, it work’s, and that’s all that matters.

  32. Spoli
    November 20th, 2011 | 10:24 am

    For 5450 Radeon, the best Option is for me in Lion is, Original Lion Kexts with “GraphicsEnabler=No” and very new chameleon 1684. No Injector, No DevID Change.

  33. smilEvil
    November 27th, 2011 | 10:56 am

    Link dead..
    reupload pliz 🙂

  34. rus
    March 31st, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    For 5750 with 1 vga 1 dvi:

    Success! Using framebuffer: Vervet.

    How i did it: Boot with arch=i386 GraphicsEnabler=no. Boot with vga connected dvi not. When entering graphics, vga just goes black. Now connect dvi, then you got it right there!

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