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graphic card update .. Why is it so complicated

1413 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2012 11:12 AM by Devin Crutcher RSS
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,535 points)

    may need to have another card if you want to see the early EFI boot process or verbose mode etc.


    More info probably here:


    OSX and Graphics Cards


  • Devin Crutcher Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Jan 7, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to Gerry_Ottawa)

    The video I posted is fairly helpful:


    It states that the card doesn't display a startup screen, so it's not really fully functional, but he could always keep one of his GT 120s in the machine as a spare for that purpose.


    I believe Lion contains the driver for the 6870 because Apple uses the mobile version of it as an option in one of the new iMacs.  I wouldn't expect it to work with Snow Leopard   I'm not sure what settings you're describing.  I haven't done extensive testing, so I'm not sure I can vouch for how well the card actually works vs Apple's 5870, but this is MUCH cheaper.


    PCs are finally adopting EFI, so it's possible we could see much greater card compatibility in the near future.

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