• Native Support in Mountain Lion- Ivy Bridge, HD 4000, GeForce 6xx


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    Published on 07-26-2012 02:00 PM by
    Here's a quick rundown of all the latest and newest stuff that didn't work in 10.7.4 that now works in 10.8 natively.


    Intel 3rd Generation Core i5/i7 Ivy Bridge CPUs
    Native kernel and power management support in OS X Mountain Lion

    Intel HD 4000 Onboard Graphics

    Use DVI port, and you may have to unplug and replug for full support




    NVIDIA GeForce 6xx Series
    Works natively without any injection- use GraphicsEnabler=No




    Thunderbolt
    Native support for "Cactus Ridge" controllers. No hotswap support yet- device needs to be plugged at boot.





    All of this new support is very exciting- we need everyone to test if they have the new hardware, and report their findings. I'm sure we'll make all of this work great with little to no tweaking eventually. Make a new thread in the Mountain Lion forums, or leave a comment here.
    Comments 85 Comments
    1. Minituff's Avatar
      Minituff -
      Thanks Tony!
      Is there any way yet to get Nvidia 6xx cards working with graphics enabler set to yes. Also, what impact does it have being set to no? Thanks. Im waiting for the new custo-macs to be released before I buy any of my parts.
    1. tonymacx86's Avatar
      tonymacx86 -
      As far as my own testing goes, the GT 640 is perfectly native- QE/CI, OpenCL using a new preset in the driver that is only in 10.8 Mountain Lion. So no need for any injection!
    1. gallegos_usa's Avatar
      gallegos_usa -
      You need to understand what GraphicsEnabler=Yes does , or what is set to No does.

      Graphics enabler is a feature of Chimera that will "patch" your graphics card string from a DB.
      Essentially MacMan and TonyMac update the list of cards so OSX will then load the native drivers.

      YOU WANT TO RUN WITH GRAPHICS ENABLER=NO if you can!!!!

      Since this means OSX will simply just work with its own drivers no need to patch a thing .
      You can also use graphics enabler=yes but chances are your card isn't in the updated in the DB.
      Its like making 3 left turns to go the right way , why waste you or your computers time on extra worthless steps.

      Not to mention running graphics enabler when its not needed can cause problems
    1. vkfresh's Avatar
      vkfresh -
      How are you getting that score on Geekbench. I have i7-3770 3.4ghz 256GB SSD and 16GB RAM GTX 570 - and i can only pull 12999 in ML and 13120 in Lion
    1. jaaaykx's Avatar
      jaaaykx -
      Good stuff tony
    1. Minituff's Avatar
      Minituff -
      Quote Originally Posted by gallegos_usa View Post
      You need to understand what GraphicsEnabler=Yes does , or what is set to No does.

      Graphics enabler is a feature of Chimera that will "patch" your graphics card string from a DB.
      Essentially MacMan and TonyMac update the list of cards so OSX will then load the native drivers.

      YOU WANT TO RUN WITH GRAPHICS ENABLER=NO if you can!!!!

      Since this means OSX will simply just work with its own drivers no need to patch a thing .
      You can also use graphics enabler=yes but chances are your card isn't in the updated in the DB.
      Its like making 3 left turns to go the right way , why waste you or your computers time on extra worthless steps.

      Not to mention running graphics enabler when its not needed can cause problems
      OK, I had no idea, does that relate to openCL in any way?
    1. tonymacx86's Avatar
      tonymacx86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vkfresh View Post
      How are you getting that score on Geekbench. I have i7-3770 3.4ghz 256GB SSD and 16GB RAM GTX 570 - and i can only pull 12999 in ML and 13120 in Lion
      I set my RAM to XMS Profile 1 in the UEFI- then I get the higher performance of 1600 ram.
    1. gallegos_usa's Avatar
      gallegos_usa -
      in some ways yes and no but since the cats out of the bag openCL works oob on most 2012 GPUs and later for both AMD and NVIDIA but if you are starting a new build might as well get NVIDIA 6xx series since its the latest tip of the hat from Apple for GPUs but I have full acceleration on my GTX 550ti and AMD 6870 , quad monitors on the 6870. Havent messed with more then 2 on the 560
    1. superdudemax's Avatar
      superdudemax -
      No love for the 6950/6970? Oh well, they weren't groundbreaking in terms of being quicker than a 6870 anyway.
      My question though, how easy would it be to use both a 6870 on one monitor and HD4000 on another?
      I'm planning to build my first Hackintosh in less than a month time, so excited!

      Thanks Tony!
    1. gallegos_usa's Avatar
      gallegos_usa -
      in some ways yes and no but since the cats out of the bag openCL works oob on most 2012 GPUs and later for both AMD and NVIDIA but if you are starting a new build might as well get NVIDIA 6xx series since its the latest tip of the hat from Apple for GPUs but I have full acceleration on my GTX 550ti and AMD 6870 , quad monitors on the 6870. Haven't messed with more then 2 on the 550.

      And that's strange @vkfresh , you running x64 benchmark ?
      This is what my benchmark is on my 550ti set up , GPU has nothing to do with CPU test
      And Its a hella old SSD 64GB .

      MacPro3,1 - Geekbench Browser
    1. gallegos_usa's Avatar
      gallegos_usa -
      in some ways yes and no but since the cats out of the bag openCL works oob on most 2012 GPUs and later for both AMD and NVIDIA but if you are starting a new build might as well get NVIDIA 6xx series since its the latest tip of the hat from Apple for GPUs but I have full acceleration on my GTX 550ti and AMD 6870 , quad monitors on the 6870. Haven't messed with more then 2 on the 550.

      And that's strange @vkfresh , you running x64 benchmark ?
      This is what my benchmark is on my 550ti set up , GPU has nothing to do with CPU test
      And Its a hella old SSD 64GB .

      MacPro3,1 - Geekbench Browser
    1. gallegos_usa's Avatar
      gallegos_usa -
      1
    1. nomadturk's Avatar
      nomadturk -
      I have few questions.
      Do i need that ACPI.kext for "10.7.4 ivy bridge" from multibeast after ML installation? And why istat show up my ssd drive temp 128 c.?
    1. spartanpixel's Avatar
      spartanpixel -
      Question, will the GTX 690 work in ML?
    1. gallegos_usa's Avatar
      gallegos_usa -
      in some ways yes and no but since the cats out of the bag openCL works oob on most 2012 GPUs and later for both AMD and NVIDIA but if you are starting a new build might as well get NVIDIA 6xx series since its the latest tip of the hat from Apple for GPUs but I have full acceleration on my GTX 550ti and AMD 6870 , quad monitors on the 6870. Haven't messed with more then 2 on the 550.

      And that's strange @vkfresh , you running x64 benchmark ?
      This is what my benchmark is on my 550ti set up , GPU has nothing to do with CPU test
      And Its a hella old SSD 64GB .

      MacPro3,1 - Geekbench Browser
    1. spartanpixel's Avatar
      spartanpixel -
      Quote Originally Posted by gallegos_usa View Post
      in some ways yes and no but since the cats out of the bag openCL works oob on most 2012 GPUs and later for both AMD and NVIDIA but if you are starting a new build might as well get NVIDIA 6xx series since its the latest tip of the hat from Apple for GPUs but I have full acceleration on my GTX 550ti and AMD 6870 , quad monitors on the 6870. Haven't messed with more then 2 on the 550.

      And that's strange @vkfresh , you running x64 benchmark ?
      This is what my benchmark is on my 550ti set up , GPU has nothing to do with CPU test
      And Its a hella old SSD 64GB .

      MacPro3,1 - Geekbench Browser
      Awesome! will give it a try and get back to you guys with results.
    1. bkendig's Avatar
      bkendig -
      Will ML let me use both DVI ports on my ATI Radeon HD 6850? With Lion, I have to use a hacked ATI6000 kext or else the second DVI port is dead.
    1. bkendig's Avatar
      bkendig -
      (darned double post)
    1. mickey123's Avatar
      mickey123 -
      I'm trying to get HD 4000 to work over DisplayPort on an Asus P8Z77-v LE with Mountain Lion (purchased from the app store).
      Is there a problem with HD 4000 over DisplayPort? I only get a distorted image in the lower part of the screen.
      Tonymac says: "Use DVI port"..., but I can't use that because I have an Apple Cinema Display (with DisplayPort only).
      Anybody had any success with DisplayPort?
    1. gallegos_usa's Avatar
      gallegos_usa -
      like quadruple post silly site... no delete option :(