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Sapphire HD 6770 GPU is mistakenly detected as Radeon HD 5000

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After two horrible days trying to set up my hackintosh, I'm finally almost done, but still confused about my GPU.

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.5 and I used this *kext to make my Sapphire HD 6770 work.
But it is detected as HD 5000:



Question: Will there be any performance improvement if I fake ID it to show 6770? not really willing to do it, since I'm new to "hackintoshing" and afraid of kernel panics, but if I get improved performance, I will fight my fears :)

* http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/450-hd6770-qe-ci-patch/
 
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As far as I know the 6770 is just a rebadged 5770-- so I doubt it will make any difference (although not being familiar with that kext, and not seeing any test results from your system, I can't say if you're at a decent baseline right now). I will say that I was able to run my 5770 with full acceleration without any special kexts.
 
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