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ATI Radeon HD 4870 drivers

7439 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2010 10:37 AM by The hatter RSS
herod Calculating status...
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Jun 3, 2010 2:04 PM

I'm new to these forums so I hope I got the right category. I am interested in making sure that I have the latest driver for my graphics card, ATI Radeon HD 4870. I went to their website and the latest OS listed was 10.5. I called them and was told that it was Apple's responsibility for providing the latest driver, they had nothing to do with it. I then called Apple and they said that was nonsense, it is the manufacturer's responsibility for updating drivers and when available, they would automatically download it. Called ATI Radeon again and got the same answer. Does anyone know what the real story here is?
Mac Pro Quad Core, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,600 points)
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    Jun 3, 2010 2:10 PM (in response to herod)
    You have Mac Pro 2009 which shipped with 10.5.7 which is the minimum OS for that card, and drivers for OS X are just part of the OS and any update.

    Only time you would use ATI separately is running Windows. There have been the "exception that makes the rule" very very rare and usually only once, where Apple will have a separate standalone. But not in this case or with this card. Ever.

    Apple versions of ATI and Nvidia have Apple EFI firmware on them.
    Mac Pro 8800GT 10K VelociRaptor, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Windows 7 i7 3.2GHz GTX 260-216
  • NiciBon Calculating status...
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    Jul 14, 2010 7:52 AM (in response to herod)
    Is there any software diagnostics out there for the ATI Radeon HD cards? I have an iMac 27" i5 and I believe that the video card is giving me some problems and want to run sometype of diagnostics before I take it into the apple store...

    Because when I take it into the Apple Store how are they going to be able to isolate the video card as the problem that I have...which is my screen turning off randomly. I have the new firmware for this, and before the new firmware was released I had NO problems.

    Any suggestions would be great!
    iMac i5 quad core, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 27"
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,600 points)
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    Jul 14, 2010 10:37 AM (in response to NiciBon)
    This is not iMac forum. Try posting over there - and your own thread, not someone else's.
    Mac Pro 8800GT 10.6.4 /, Windows 7, Core i7 3.2GHz / GTX 260 / 10K VelociRaptors


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