A note about new macs (imac and macpro)

We got it.

New macs with new graphics cards (as expected) and new cpu.

but, is it realy new ?

GT120 which can be found in macpro and imac is rebranded(renamed) 9500GT (g96)

GT130 is rebranded(renamed) 9600GT(g94)

4870 for MacPro has one DVI and one displayport connections (doesnt sound good for hackintoshers)

4850 for iMac….. this leaves some hopes for good display detection in new drivers πŸ™‚

Lets hunting for atindrv.kext and ioreg dump(ioreg -l -w0 > dump.txt) begin !


  1. adises
    March 3rd, 2009 | 4:00 pm

    Yeah I just read the good news too…hopefully this also means 10.5.7 final update is out with stable drivers.

  2. Taylor X
    March 3rd, 2009 | 5:27 pm

    I recently got a Dell Precision M4400 notebook which has a 9600M GT, and it has a Display Port connector and a VGA out connection. Got the VGA out working with a modified NVkush no idea if the Display port works

    Also remember that these machines are most likely not even in the store’s yet. They are taking orders for them and they will be sent out when the polish 10.5.7

  3. RJ
    March 3rd, 2009 | 7:18 pm

    Indeed this must be the issue with the current drivers too. Only 1 DVI port working. Big time bummer. If anyone can fix it it would be you netkas. Get a 4870 please πŸ™‚

  4. FabricioGS
    March 3rd, 2009 | 8:51 pm

    I’m also worried about the 4870. Please give it some work please πŸ˜›

  5. chris
    March 4th, 2009 | 1:58 am

    yey for 4850 option, hope they add this so I can switch so I can use OSX exclusively

  6. DarkNite
    March 4th, 2009 | 5:09 am

    Wouldnt Vanilla 10.5.7 have the right kexts for the 4850??

    Is the mac using normal 4850s?

  7. longtom
    March 4th, 2009 | 10:17 am

    Can we use on hacks the original HD 4870 of the applestore?

  8. a|e§
    March 4th, 2009 | 4:44 pm

    Taken from


    * Requires Mac Pro (Early 2009 with 1066MHz DDR3 memory) or Mac Pro (Early 2008 with 800MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM memory) with PCI Express 2.0 slot
    * Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later”

    Shouldn’t be v10.5.7 or later?

    March 5th, 2009 | 12:59 am

    “Can we use on hacks the original HD 4870 of the applestore?”

    Yeah Netkas can we without any modification?

  10. March 5th, 2009 | 1:22 am

    @a|e§: Apple says they will ship it in 5-7weeks, so there will be a patch or 10.5.7 at that time.

  11. Proxys
    March 5th, 2009 | 12:23 pm

    β€œCan we use on hacks the original HD 4870 of the applestore?”

    Yeah Netkas can we without any modification?”

    I’am also interested in the answer. It would be great if we could use the led cinema display with our hackintoshs (and macbook) and it seems that the only way to do so, is to have a videocard with minidisplay port (gt120 gt130 or the expensive 4870 for mac).

  12. netkas
    March 5th, 2009 | 12:41 pm

    they can ship it now and give them a link to lol

  13. Scrizz
    March 7th, 2009 | 8:03 am


  14. xauron
    March 8th, 2009 | 11:48 pm

    Is incredible, that apple could release a mac pro with that CR*P graphic cards, with this high cost. This are low level cards…
    I hope that nobody buy this sh*t.

  15. zillch
    March 9th, 2009 | 12:49 pm

    I heard apple just released the new 10.5.7 beta 9J27, and what’s the difference in the new one ?

  16. Ezhoon
    March 10th, 2009 | 3:38 am

    Yeah..wondering if 9j27 bring in any significant improvement in the graphics drivers

  17. Sumrall
    March 18th, 2009 | 4:53 pm

    I heard you got ATI’s 4850 to work with 10.5.7. Is that with hackintosh? Any news on the 4870?

  18. vlad1966
    March 19th, 2009 | 2:21 pm

    What about 1GB 4870’s?
    Will those work with 10.5.7?

  19. netkas
    March 19th, 2009 | 2:23 pm

    yeah, with custom made rom (check other posts for link to macrumors thread)

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