: New ATI video drivers for Mac Mini


MacME
Aug 31st, 2005, 12:58 PM
actually, it's for all Macs, but i read it on a Mac Mini site! :)

http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/348.html

ATI has updated their Displays control app. Displays 4.5.5 adds enhancements and bug fixes for the RADEON 9200. 4.5.5 also adds VERSAVISION display rotation for Mac minis running Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). VERSAVISION allows you to view your desktop the way you want, providing hardware accelerated display rotation and scaling.
download drivers from ATI HERE! (http://www2.ati.com/drivers/macosx-ati-displays-4-5-5.dmg)

corinthian
Aug 31st, 2005, 03:46 PM
actually, it's for all Macs, but i read it on a Mac Mini site! :)

http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/348.html


download drivers from ATI HERE! (http://www2.ati.com/drivers/macosx-ati-displays-4-5-5.dmg)

Aren't those drivers for people who bought ati cards for their macs? or are they for everyone?

MacME
Aug 31st, 2005, 03:49 PM
nope, the ATI Release Note lists OEM products:

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/macosx-ati-displays-4-5-5.html
* RADEON X850 XT (G5)
* RADEON 9800 XT (G5)
* RADEON 9800 Pro (G5)
* RADEON 9700 Pro (G4 FW)
* RADEON 9650 (G5)
* RADEON 9600 XT (G5)
* RADEON 9600 Pro (G5)
* RADEON 9600 (eMac)
* RADEON 9600 (iMac)
* RADEON 9600 (G5)
* RADEON 9200 (eMac)
* RADEON 9200 (Mac Mini)
* RADEON 9000 Pro (G4 Mirrored Door)
* Mobility RADEON 9700 (PowerBook)
* Mobility RADEON 9600 (PowerBook)
* Mobility RADEON 9200 (iBook)
* Mobility RADEON 9000 (PowerBook)

dona83
Aug 31st, 2005, 04:18 PM
Just wonderring is the Radeon 9200 in the Mac Mini more powerful than the Radeon Mobility 9200 in the iBook? Might be obvious but just asking anyway.

Trevor...
Aug 31st, 2005, 05:03 PM
The Radeon 9200 in the Mac Mini is underclocked dramatically so as to run with minimal cooling.

jicon
Aug 31st, 2005, 05:04 PM
Lemme guess.... still no fix for the DVI display issue on the mini?

ChristianG
Aug 31st, 2005, 05:12 PM
doesn't apple already integrate these things into software update?

MacME
Aug 31st, 2005, 05:12 PM
Lemme guess.... still no fix for the DVI display issue on the mini?

dunno ... what's this mean?

Displays 4.5.5 adds enhancements and bug fixes for the RADEON 9200.

Kosh
Aug 31st, 2005, 07:08 PM
The update also adds support for the Radeon X850XT to the ATI Displays Panel although it's not noted in the Read Me or update notes. Before, the Radeon X850XT wasn't recognized.

MacME
Aug 31st, 2005, 07:45 PM
if nothing else, the VERSAVISION is funky to play with. especially when your 17" WS LCD doesn't actually rotate LOL! :D

Kosh
Sep 1st, 2005, 12:30 PM
The rotation feature is actually built into the Display system preference in Tiger, so you don't need the ATI Display Panel for that.

MacME
Sep 1st, 2005, 12:48 PM
oh really? never noticed. so what benefits if any for updating with these drivers? :confused:

Kosh
Sep 1st, 2005, 07:58 PM
The most important feature of the ATI Displays Control Panel is the OpenGL overrides for Gamers for certain cards - ie. turning on FSAA in games that don't have this option.