GTX 580. Help. (done everything I could)

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  1. marbleduck

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    Jul 13, 2011 at 1:18 AM #1
    marbleduck

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    I'll be using 3-way SLI GTX 580 on my hackintosh (mainly for gaming/gamedev in Windows, not really gonna be needing all that power in OS X), but I want to know how I might be able to get a GTX 580 working.

    According to this:
    viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8157&start=0
    thread, GTX 580s are supported, but TonyMac's nVidia drivers are only for SNLeopard .6.6, not .6.8 .... does this mean I'll have to downgrade?

    Tonymac says he's retired the drivers because nVidia updated theirs for mac, but there are NO drivers available from nVidia, for the GTX 580.

    Help is appreciated!
     
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    Jul 13, 2011 at 2:24 AM #2
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    Re: GTX 580. Help.

    After reading a little bit, here's what I understand:

    -The GTX 580 works in safe mode for most people it seems
    before installing drivers it works normally?

    -something known as a "fermi" driver (sorry, I'm a noob with these things) can be used to make the GTX 580 usable

    -jesus ******* christ about half of the stuff I'm reading makes no ******* sense... I've done everything I could to find out, seriously need some help. And it's either the GTX 580s that I'm using or nothing.

    viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8560&start=100
     
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    Jul 13, 2011 at 3:31 AM #3
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    Truth is, the GTX 5xx cards are NOT supported in OS X Snow Leopard. the RUMOR is, OS X Lion will have support for them. Sit tight for a few days, and see what happens.

    ~~Grave
     
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    Jul 13, 2011 at 3:55 AM #4
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    Thats no longer a rumor, gtx 5xx series are definitely supported in lion
     
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    Jul 13, 2011 at 3:56 AM #5
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    If I was pumped before, I'm leaping off my seat in anticipation.

    And it's fuckin hard to get me pumped when I'm tired.

    And I haven't slept in a week. (4 srs lol)
     
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    Jul 13, 2011 at 8:34 AM #6
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    It's very easy at Lion to get working one of your cards: the primary to which monitor is connected. It's even possible to inject all your cards, however where is no SLI under OSX, so it's only for connecting a lot of monitors or for having dedicated CUDA and OpenCL GPU compunting accelerators.
     
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    Jul 13, 2011 at 3:27 PM #7
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    So I could have one monitor per GPU...?
     

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