11a459e and 10k521

first, new Lion build, has a bit newer nvidia drivers – 7.0.82 270.05.00a08

still no gtx580/570 dev-ids in it

ati x3000 kext version – 7.0.82 9749 (previous update – 7.0.75 9698)

10.6.8 beta – no fermi drivers at all

ati x3000 kext version – (9707) (from latest imac update –, so not much newer

anyone wanna test 6970 ?

P.S. imac’s update as well as 10.6.8 beta has sandy bridge video drivers.


  1. Pedro
    May 14th, 2011 | 1:03 am

    Looking forward to not needing a discrete graphics card in a Sandy Bridge Setup. I assume H55 config will be good as well?

  2. jim pace
    May 14th, 2011 | 1:07 am

    Finally with 11a459e Quicken Essentials does not crash on me by just looking at it. It is at least functional at this point

  3. pol98
    May 14th, 2011 | 1:11 am

    yes i want to test it

  4. Bansaku
    May 14th, 2011 | 1:28 am

    Just reporting that the latest Lion DP build significantly improved my gaming performance over the previous. In fact, for my Sapphire 5770HD I am getting 10fps increase in WoW over not only the previous DP build, but 10.6.7 as well. I can not wait for full OpenGl 3.2 support. 😛

  5. Anonymous
    May 14th, 2011 | 3:14 am

    Has the random KPs on the fermi side been fixed?

  6. tdtran1025
    May 14th, 2011 | 5:49 am

    I have an old ATI 3650. I would like know what family or kext it belongs in.

  7. May 14th, 2011 | 9:12 am

    how to download 10.6.8 beta?
    i tried searching on google, nothing found,

    can someone provide the link for 10.6.8?

  8. rene
    May 14th, 2011 | 9:27 am

    10.6.8 is still on development only..
    you should have an apple-developer-account for downloading this update.

  9. harryde
    May 14th, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Hi anybody has a direct link for the update. I am not able to see this update in the software update.

  10. May 14th, 2011 | 10:52 am

    this is for Lion 11A459e.

    if anyone have a direct link for 10k521, please share.

    just in case

  11. Ukari
    May 14th, 2011 | 10:54 am

    weeh @ sandy bridge gfx drivers.
    Have they been proven working yet?
    Would save me a gfx card in my next build 🙂

  12. harryde
    May 14th, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    @reagae thanks for the links

  13. May 14th, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    u welcome.
    still waiting for 10.6.8

  14. Stefano
    May 14th, 2011 | 3:29 pm
  15. pol98
    May 14th, 2011 | 4:28 pm

    Lion 11a459a no luck blue screen

    Ati 6950 flashed to 6970 not working.
    Ati 6970 not working 🙁

    Id 6719 and 6718 already present on the ati6000 and ati x3000 kext

  16. May 14th, 2011 | 8:25 pm

    thank you stefano

  17. hbp112358
    May 16th, 2011 | 4:22 am

    on my Hack I have had no Issues, but on my MacBook, using duel screens with running, when you go to move windows from 1 screen to another the whole GUI freezes except for mouse and you must force power off to regain control. I am running Build 11A459e. last update that went live through software update.


  18. hbp112358
    May 16th, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    i had that on my hack, thought it was just anothr hack bug..
    try reinstalling, i resored and reupdated and now it works just fine..

  19. Daniel
    May 20th, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    Just a short question.

    I used a Radeon HD 4850 for a long time in my OSX86. It broke down so I bought a NV 560 Ti, which was probably the worst choice as it is still not usable on OSX.

    What graphic card would you suggest to buy to have a flawless usage for OSX (Snow Leopard) ? I would like to keep the graphics power of the Geforce 560 Ti, so it shouldn’t be a too slow card. Additionally it shouldn’t be too large for my desktop case (4850/4870 and NV 560 Ti are fitting fine).
    Pricetag should be below 250 US$.

    Any suggestions ?

  20. Andy
    May 21st, 2011 | 7:13 am

    I see 10.6.8 10K524 has just been released to devs. I don;t have a link for it yet.

  21. Manneau
    May 21st, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    Ive got my GTX590 working fine under Lion, but I always have to verbose boot my installation or else I’ve graphics glitches / big time freezes. Anyone know what could be the problem?

  22. the rominator
    May 31st, 2011 | 4:21 am


    ATI 6000 controller is (9792)

    The 3000.kext just says 1.6.34

    No Fermi drivers

  23. Izaya
    June 3rd, 2011 | 6:51 pm

    Here my experience with my new Asus GTX580 DirectCU II i got today, Lion DP3 + GraphicsEnabler from Chameleon, devid’s in NVDAGF100Hal.kext.

    Desktop works, hardware acceleration works, but i got heavy graphic corruption and sometime kp with games, vlc, plex and some other players, the only exception is quicktime.

    Hope we got better fermi support in the final version :/

  24. Nicolas
    June 6th, 2011 | 9:43 pm

    11a480b is out now

  25. TSawyer
    September 27th, 2011 | 5:22 am

    Hey, I didn’t know where else to turn, everyone else I find in forums don’t seem to know what they are talking about or they are just not helpful. But I have a iMac 7,1 (mid 2007 model) with ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT card, running Snow Leopard 10.6.3 (erased HD to install cause Lion originally gave me problems) And I was having some strange issues, mainly freezing at random times, didn’t matter what was going on could have nothing running and still, and half the time Console reported GPPU Debug Info Start and a bunch of lines (during the time of the freeze, seen on next restart) so my guess is that the drivers that come in Lion do not work with the 2400 series but I’m quite new to mac (despite having one since 07) and I got no idea how to fix it, I love Lion but i can’t stand the freezes, and from what i read and found on this page, my guess is that i need to somehow install old drivers from possibly 10.6.2 but 1) totally unsure if that is what is needed and 2) how to go about it if it is needed, any help is appreciated, feel free to contact me at

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