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Just bought a Radeon 7850 in hopes that 10.8.3 will support

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Hi everybody,

I'm aspiring to make a Hackintosh for the first time, and most of the equipment was hand picked for me by a friend, who no longer has the need to make his own hackintosh which is why I'm trying my hand at it.

At first, I purchased a 6870 but I was unsatisfied with the measly 1gb it offered. I wanted to go the Radeon route instead of Nvidia, so when I heard that the 7xxx series drivers were in the new beta, I immediately returned that 6870 and exchanged it for a 7850. Was this premature?

I don't mind waiting a bit for the drivers to be released, but I really want to be sure they'll be released at some point with mountain lion 10.8.3.

My full set up is as follows:
Gigabyte z77x-ud5h
intel i5-3570k
intel ssd 180gb
ripjaws 16gb ddr3 ram
xfx radeon hd 7850 2gb graphics card
950 watt rosewill power supply

I'll hang out with a Windows 7 installation for as long as it takes for the drivers and instructions for a 7850 install, because I don't know enough about the process to try it blind. I have a very basic understanding of computers and have only built my own pc setup once, so any help and advice would be much appreciated.
 
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It was probably premature, yes. But let's keep hoping for drivers. :)

Since you have the 3570k, you could just install OS X without the 7850, running of the internal HD4000.
 
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Any developments on the 7850 being compatible? I just have 2 of my 3 screens working! it's quite depressing running of the HD4000 with 3 monitors on my desk!
 

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Any developments on the 7850 being compatible? I just have 2 of my 3 screens working! it's quite depressing running of the HD4000 with 3 monitors on my desk!
How did you get the graphics card to work?
Sapphire 7850 1GB
 
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Did you try to add device ID in the different kexts AMDRADEONaccelerator, ATI7000controller, ATIFramebuffer ?
When you boot with -v and GraphicsEnabler=Yes, didi you see at start your card recognize by chameleon/chimera ?
 
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