Latest videocards support status

it’s been long time since 10.5.2 udpate which bring support for many new videocards

So, what’s happens now?

latest nvidia gpus(gtx280/260, 9600gt) are supported in snow leopard wwdc build, but, those nvidia drivers is completly borked and not works with any nvidia gpu.

and 10.5.5 has no support for them

Now about so popular RV770 chips (Radeon HD 4850/4870), I personaly got 4850 and it’s wanderfull for it’s moneys.

no sign of support in snow leopard. But, 10.5.5 has new ati framebyffer driver (2d, res switching), called Megaladon,

which has a lot of functions to work with rv770, even some for rv730. so far it’s not working yet, gives black screen.

it’s better than screen with stripes , – Triakis.

so, 4850/4870 is NOT WORKING YET.

so, Apple, we want support for latest gpus  , kthx.


  1. August 10th, 2008 | 12:30 am

    I update to 10.5.5 9f9.but when it will be open,it become black.And there are two cursors.What should I do?

  2. August 10th, 2008 | 12:31 am

    And i use nvidia fx5200.

  3. liam
    August 10th, 2008 | 11:21 am

    it’s spelled “wonderful” 😛

  4. Aidas
    August 16th, 2008 | 10:52 pm

    no news with mobility 2xxx?

  5. jj69
    August 26th, 2008 | 2:18 pm

    According to HardMac, ATI is planning to release Radeon 4850 HD and 4870 HD for the mac “in a near future”.
    So drivers should become available 😉

  6. christian
    September 16th, 2008 | 3:29 pm

    hi netkas, the 10.5.5 combo update, it will work with ati 3850 256mb?

  7. blackknight
    September 26th, 2008 | 4:40 am

    Megalodon may not work well with the 4800 series, but I just tried it on my 3870X2 and it works well, at least with gfx strings so far.It’s much smoother and seems to perform much better.

  8. markswell
    October 18th, 2008 | 9:46 pm

    where i can download new ati framebuffer
    how to use asus 3650 512MB ddr2(silent magic)

  9. AldoWeb
    October 20th, 2008 | 7:44 pm


    Any hopes for the Mobility HD’s with this new frame buffer?


  10. awesomeperson
    October 25th, 2008 | 4:40 am

    Hey wats the best ati for mac?? i am noob

  11. December 15th, 2008 | 10:50 am

    Hiya Netkas. First of all, great site, great help you are giving the community mate, you ahve made me life easier 🙂

    Now, a small question. I have been trying to skim the forum and the google 😀 for how to create a HEX string for my X1950 Pro 256Mb graphical card, with little luck. I guess I need to boost up me skills in this area. So my question is kind of twofold. Any way you could pinpoint me towards forums, howtos or tutorials on how to find the HEX string and build it for my specific card or do you know if any such ready made string exists out there on the net?

  12. Bluerecap
    December 19th, 2008 | 10:32 am

    Hi, i have a working hackintosh on a asus p5k3 deluxe and i have a sapphire ATI Radeon HD2900XT with 1024 mb GDDR4, can i search for a EFI strings or something or a new kext for this, thanks in advance

  13. gekio
    December 22nd, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    hy guys, i need a solution on this video card to obtain resolution 1366×768(nvidia GEFORCE 9600M GT 512mb). i tried any solution, NVCAP, NVDARWIN(with my id device 0x064910de), GFXstring(with gfxutil(after this,at reboot i’ve a black screen) or osxtools),apple patched kext from nvdarwin 1.2.3,nvinject but i can’t find 1366*768 resolution,after install this…black screen, so i’ ve tried all distribution(IDENEB 10.5.4,10.5.5,try to upgrade to 10.5.6, all version of leo4all,all version of iatkos).this is the situation on acer aspire 6930g : no resolution 1366*768, no alc888/1200 kext work(no voice,no mic)on 10.5.5,.4,.2,no wifi intel 5100(I know that this does not work). 🙁

  14. FirstHackintosh
    December 31st, 2008 | 9:28 pm

    Hey Netkas, any news about the 4×50?
    Would love to buy a 4350 🙂

  15. AtariPixel
    January 14th, 2009 | 2:45 pm

    Any news yet on drivers for the Radeon 4800 series?

  16. WWX
    February 23rd, 2009 | 9:42 am

    Hey guys. I am rather tight on budget and only managed a HD 4350. I would like to ask whether crossfireX works in OSX. Seems like the Mac pro supports 2 ATI cards. i am thinking of saving up to get a new card so that i have 4650+4350. Looking forward to your replies. Besides, is it possible to do vanilla on a P5Q-pro?

  17. Zombie314
    April 28th, 2009 | 4:24 pm

    Hey guys i got the ATI Radion HD 4870 working in a iPC 10.5.6 configuration with an intel Badaxe motherboard D975xBx2 & E6600 2.4 Ghz processor. Works with the MacOSX Radeon HD 48×0 drivers.

    Only no dual monitor support! Shoot!
    So i’m hoping it will be fixed soon!



  18. regnaD kciN
    May 19th, 2009 | 4:18 pm

    my 4870 is working fine and fast. only issue is kernel panic at shutdown.

    most likely panic comes from HDA drivers, and it happens if u use old Applehda + alcinject, from taruga’s patcher

  19. amir
    April 26th, 2011 | 9:38 pm

    thank you

  20. amir
    April 26th, 2011 | 9:40 pm

    I thank you very much.

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