It is my understanding that the R9 290 uses the built-in drivers built into OS X i.e. So after the Mac has booted in to Yosemite the card. If you're just using 1 monitor then you'll mostly be fine (unless you want your Mac to recognize your card as 'R9 290X' properly instead of 'AMD. Free drivers for AMD Radeon R9 290X. Found 74 files for Windows 10, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Linux x86, Linux x86_64. Select driver to download.
Hello, I want to buy a new Graphics Card for my hackintosh. My hackintosh is fully working exspect the graphics. I searched on the internet to find out witch card is good for me. Before I forgot it i am using Clover.The amd r9 290x has a very good price. So will the r9 290x work in yosemite correctly?
Radeon 290x Driver
I only want to use one screen. Is the displayport working perfect? Because in the future i want to use a 4k screen. I want to use the Card for some gaming on Windows and office, browsing and some unprofessional photoshop and premiere on OS X. And just one more question, witch brand should i buy, or os this not important for os x?
Thanks and best regards from Germany Alex. It works out of the box, but doesn't mean that it will work 'perfectly', it totally depends on your system (meaning on rare cases you might get some acceleration issues and stuffs).
If you're just using 1 monitor then you'll mostly be fine (unless you want your Mac to recognize your card as 'R9 290X' properly instead of 'AMD 8xxx Graphics'), the DisplayPort seems to always work. The trick is to get it to run with multiple monitors, especially on the newest update 10.10.4, check my other thread in this forum to get the better idea of what I'm talking about. And who knows if 10.11 El Capitan will make it better or worse, so nothing guaranteed, especially when you want to upgrade to multiple monitors in the future to improve your digital workspace. Regarding its price, the R9 290X is indeed now very appealing, but as I see, a lot of people are using nVidia graphics, especially 970/980/980Ti. Those seem to be running fine as well, and if you ever run into trouble (which is highly to occur) a bigger community tends to have your problem solved faster (my question in the other thread is still unanswered due to low number of people who have the same specs I think).
As for 290X brands, it's not important, find the cheapest one you can get, unless you care about performance and temps, then the Sapphire 290X Vapor-X is the best. I myself am using the MSI R9 290X Gaming OC (4G4GB version) in CrossFire with Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 4GB. The Sapphire was much better to me, even when MSI claims to have their cooler 'more advanced'.
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Hope it helps.