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Well, the OS X 10.8.3 update is finally out, and the big news is the diverse new graphics support. Apple's added drivers for some AMD Radeon HD 7xxx graphics cards to OS X. There are a few tricks required for enabling these cards, so we're not recommending them officially yet.
OS X 10.8.3 devices supported:
AMD Radeon HD 7750, 7770, 7870, 7950, 7970

How to Boot using AMD Radeon HD 7xxx:
The AMD Radeon HD 7xxx must be the secondary graphics device in your system in order to boot using Chimera/Chameleon without a boot error and gibberish text. This is because of the larger video BIOS size. You can work around this by having a second AMD PCIe card in your system, or if using a motherboard with integrated graphics, set it to display first. The primary graphics device will handle the boot portion, and allow the system to boot perfectly with full graphics acceleration.

For current Gigabyte motherboards with AMI UEFI, set these two settings for dual graphics.

Init Display First: IGFX
Internal Graphics: Disabled (OS X will recognize fully)


You can use GraphicsEnabler=Yes, use default GUID partition format, and everything should work.

For Gigabyte motherboards with Award BIOS, set these two settings.

Init Display First: Onboard
Onboard VGA: Always Enable

You may have to use GraphicsEnabler=No in order to access the desktop successfully.

Please don't view this post as buying advice. AMD Radeon HD 7xxx support is experimental and may or may not ever be fully supported by the tools and operating system. If you have one of these devices, add your test results here. Have fun!

List of Confirmed Radeon HD 7xxx Series (10.8.3+) http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/92952-list-confirmed-radeon-hd-7xxx-series-10-8-3-a.html

this is big, right when HD 7790 is coming too. Things are looking up for AMD
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http://www.tonymacx86.com/318-amd-radeon-hd-7xxx-graphics-support-os-x-10-8-3.html
List of Confirmed Radeon HD 7xxx Series (10.8.3+) http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/92952-list-confirmed-radeon-hd-7xxx-series-10-8-3-a.html

this is big, right when HD 7790 is coming too. Things are looking up for AMD

I'm sure that AMD was counting on an influx of sales to Hackintosh users to avoid their eventual bankruptcy...
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Very nice.
 
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http://www.tonymacx86.com/318-amd-radeon-hd-7xxx-graphics-support-os-x-10-8-3.html
List of Confirmed Radeon HD 7xxx Series (10.8.3+) http://www.tonymacx86.com/graphics/92952-list-confirmed-radeon-hd-7xxx-series-10-8-3-a.html

this is big, right when HD 7790 is coming too. Things are looking up for AMD

I'm sure that AMD was counting on an influx of sales to Hackintosh users to avoid their eventual bankruptcy...

What it actually says is that Apple is probably looking to use the 7xxx series in their Mac Pro lineup refresh that is coming up. This is actually a pretty big deal. Not really that surprising though as Nvidia cut out the compute int heir 6xx series cards and those Mac Pros were probably ready to go prior to the release of titan. Aside from that the price and availability of the Titan cards would force them to go with the AMD 7xxx series.

AMD Graphics
Consoles Check all of them LOL
Mac Pros and 2011 Lineup of MacBook Pros with the 6xxx series
APUs starting to get into the lineup of Laptops and Ultra books

Me thinks they are on the right track here. It certainly appears that way.
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We had nVidia drivers first, all Fermi and Kepler work. The rest of the Mac line is nVidia I can't imagine a new Mac Pro would go AMD
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I'm sure that AMD was counting on an influx of sales to Hackintosh users to avoid their eventual bankruptcy...


AMD is nowhere near bankruptcy dude.
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I'm sure that AMD was counting on an influx of sales to Hackintosh users to avoid their eventual bankruptcy...

do you even know what bankruptcy is kookoo.gif , if your hoping that AMD fails, you'll be hoping for a long time rolleyes.gif , they'er not going anywhere but up, wheee.gif
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This is good for AMD. I am happy.
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