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List of Confirmed Radeon HD 7xxx Series (10.8.3+)

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List of Confirmed AMD Radeon HD 7xxx Series (10.8.3+)

NOTE: If you're on 10.9.3, try using Chimera 3.0.1 and either GraphicsEnabler=No or GraphicsEnabler=Yes (only if GE=No doesn't work), and don't use any other setting that would affect the graphics card. This seems to be a successful combination for using AMD cards with no fuss.

Hi all,

As many of us know, OS X 10.8.3 brought support for a wide variety of Radeon HD 7xxx Series cards, but there's no official list anywhere of which cards work. Since a lot of people have been asking, "Does [card name] work?" I figured we should get a list of successes (and failures) going for people to reference.

If you have a Radeon HD 7xxx Series card, please post your type of card (i.e. 7970, 7950, etc.), the card brand, its specific model, the device IDs, and whether it worked or not so we all can have an idea of what we can use.
Also, if you had to do any kext editing, post what you did, too, so we can make a note of it here.

For example:

Type: 7970 (OC)
Brand: MSI
Model: R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC
Device ID: 0x67981002
Status: Working Out of the Box (no kext edits required)

Important Note about White Screens (+ Workarounds):

There is a special issue where you might get a white screen instead of the login screen on your Radeon HD 7xxx Series card. If this happens, you generally need to sleep your hack and wake it up [or do this screen rotating trick (thanks dwbr!)] to fix it and proceed normally. This white screen issue only goes away currently if you have a 2nd graphics card (or an integrated graphics option) you can use in addition to your Radeon HD 7xxx under OS X.

List of White Screen Workarounds Known So Far:
  • If you can sleep your hack and aren't bothered by doing this at the login screen on every boot, do the sleep trick.

  • If you do have integrated graphics, you need to set it as the primary video device in your BIOS/UEFI and set it to "Always Enable" or "Enable," depending on your motherboard (if you have a Gigabyte board, though, you may need to set the integrated graphics as primary as well as "disabled" for some reason). You won't see a boot screen with this workaround unless you have a monitor specifically attached to the integrated graphics, so don't think it's not working if nothing shows up until the login screen on your Radeon HD 7xxx.

  • If you have another supported graphics card, just set that as the primary video device in the BIOS/UEFI, and put a monitor on it to see the boot screen.

For multiple monitor users: You may need to follow Prosaca's little edit to that workaround here, as you may need to rotate each screen connected to the Radeon HD 7xxx.​

Clean Install 10.8.3 With Only a Radeon HD 7xxx Series Card:
"But wait! I want to clean install 10.8.3, and all I can use is a Radeon HD 7xxx Series card!"
That's ok! Thanks to MK500, there's now a way to clean install OS X with only a Radeon HD 7xxx Series card installed!

Working:

7970:

Device ID: 0x67981002

Asus DirectCU II HD7970-DC2-3GD5
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007B5P9SU/

Gigabyte GV-R797OC-3GD
(OC)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00752QYLK/

Gigabyte Windforce 3 Ghz Edition GV-R797TO-3GD (OC)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008WAMV3Y/

HIS GHz Edition H797QMC3G2M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161431

HIS H797F3G2M (Flashed w/GHz Edition BIOS)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161399

MSI R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC (OC)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0073JYZ3Y/

MSI R7970 Lightning
(OC)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FHLC02/

MSI
R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE (OC)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127732

Sapphire Vapor-X GHz Edition (6GB) 11197-05-40G
(OC)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0098HW0H2/

Sapphire Vapor-X
GHz Edition (3GB) 11197-12-40G
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008PQAE98/

VisionTek 400957
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7895993

XFX Double Dissipation FX-797A-TDFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150596

7950:
Device ID: 0x679A1002

Dell Stock Card
No URL

Gigabyte Windforce 3 GV-R795WF3-3GD
(OC)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007581QHG/

HIS H795F3G2M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161400

HIS IceQ H795Q3G2M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161407

MSI R7950 TWIN FROZR 3GD5/OC (OC) [Non-reference card; see here for important information]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127667

Sapphire Dual-X 11196-10-40G (OC)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085APWKK/

Sapphire Dual-X 11196-16-20G (also 100352-2L)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0098HW1HG/

Sapphire Dual-X 11196-19-20G
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBKO65S/

Sapphire Flex 11196-17-40G (OC)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009MMJTUY/

XFX Double Dissipation FX-795A-TDJC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150616

7870 (Tahiti LE):
Device ID: 0x679E1002

PowerColor PCS+
Myst Edition AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484

VTX3D Black Edition 1A1-G00155800G
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AM3A7JY

7870:

Device ID: 0x68181002

Asus DirectCU II GHz Edition HD7870-DC2-2GD5 (OC)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JLFVNO/

Club3D CoolStream RoyalQueen CGAX-7876F (OC)
http://www.amazon.de/dp/B007HJJCHY/

Club3D GHz Edition Eyefinity 6 CGAX-7876M6
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XE4CRS

Gigabyte GHz Edition GV-R787WF3-2GD (OC)
No URL; for some reason it doesn't seem to be anywhere online...

MSI R7870 TWIN FROZR 2GD5/OC (OC)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007NG3WRC/

Sapphire 11199-03-20G (OC)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983

VisionTek GHz Edition 900548
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129262

XFX GHz Edition FX-787A-CNFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150604

7850: (All require 2 kext hacks--Please read here first! Big thanks to Keegrom and hazemhazoom! The kexts are also attached to this post.) (Note: As of 10.9.3, at least one person has reported a 7850 working without using kext hacks.)
Device ID: 0x68191002

Gigabyte GV-R785OC-1GD (OC) (As of 10.9.3, no kext hacks needed)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009LTUC90

Gigabyte GV-R785OC-2GD (OC)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PJTNYS/

HIS (1GB) H785F1G2M

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RLXK38

HIS H785F2G2M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406

HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M
(OC)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HYIDTC/

MSI R7850 TWIN FROZR 2GD5/OC (OC)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007MLSGHE

PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-2DH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131464

Sapphire Unknown Model

Sapphire Dual-X 11200-07-20G
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MJHSFG/

Sapphire Dual-X 11200-14-20G
(OC)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MJHS8I/

Sapphire Dual-X (1GB)
100355-1GOCL (OC)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004

XFX Double Dissipation
FX-785A-CDFC
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MJURZ0/

XFX Ghost FX-785A-ZNFC
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008E6XJYG/

7770:
Device ID: 0x683D1002

Asus DirectCU GHz Edition HD7770-DC-1GD5-V2
(OC)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121632

Gigabyte GV-777OC-1GD Rev. 2.0
(OC)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NHK9T4/

HIS iCooler GHz Edition H777F1G2M

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402

Sapphire GHz Edition
11201-00-20G
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00782U10W/

7750:
Device ID: 0x683F1002

Gigabyte GV-R775OC-1GI
(OC)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0079XWPEK/

MSI R7750 Power Edition 1GD5
No URL; it doesn't seem to be online--I can only find the OC version

PowerColor Unknown Model

Sapphire Low Profile 11202-10-20G
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0095MRLJ2/

Sapphire Ultimate 11202-03-40G
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007M8SGJA

NOT Working:

7970X2 Unknown Model [Unknown ID]

Mobile HD 7470m [0x67601002]


???:
Any of these:
7990
7790
7730
 

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I think it would be better to list model and device ID for what is and isn't working.

Here are all the device IDs from the ATI7000Controller.kext with the model numbers from AMD's developer site and www.techpowerup.com:

0x22001002
0x26001002
0x67801002
0x67901002
0x67981002 HD 7970
0x679A1002 HD 7950
0x679E1002 HD 7800
0x68001002 HD 7970M
0x68061002
0x68081002
0x68181002 HD 7870
0x68201002
0x68211002
0x68251002 HD 7800M
0x68271002 HD 7800M
0x682D1002 HD 7700M
0x682F1002 HD 7700M
0x68391002
0x683B1002 HD 7700
0x683D1002 HD 7770
0x683F1002 HD 7750

 

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I took a picture of my box for you.


BOX
X1hgOwO.jpg

SKU
3NTTXSq.jpg


Ven 0x1002
Dev 0x679a
 

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Thanks, I've updated the OP, and added Amazon links to make it easier to find them.
 
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Sapphire 7950 OC dual-x

working using UniBeast MBR boot and sleep trick (i have no igpu) on a H67N

will run more benchmarks later but got 41fps in cinebench

part number: 100352OCSR
looks like it's discontinued...?


Vendor: ATI(0x1002)
Device ID: 0x679a
 

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Thanks!
Updated the main guide.

@_mikey
I think your card is a Dual-X model, not a Vapor-X model. Could you check and make sure I got the right Amazon link?
 
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Thank you, sir!
Do you have the device ID for that?
(A picture of the card selected in System Profiler would do the trick.)
 
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