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Wednesday, June 19, 2002
 
Apple Support Update on OSX and Graphics Accelerators
7:53 AM | Tristan Kane | Comment on this story

Apple has made an entry to their support pages covering the use of older graphics accelerator cards with Mac OS X. The relevant cards are basically the ATI RAGE series found on the G3 Power Macintosh and PowerBooks, and early iMac's and iBook's. For those of you trying to use OS X with those cards, the solution suggested is as follows:

Mac OS X 10.1.5 improves support for 2D and QuickTime acceleration for Rage Pro, Rage Pro Turbo and Rage Mobility. See technical document 106888, "Mac OS X Update 10.1.5: Enhancements and 'Before You Install' Information".

Lowering the display color bit depth to thousands improves performance of some movies and applications.

1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple Menu.
2. Click Displays .
3. Click the Display tab.
4. Choose Thousands from the Colors pop-up menu.

Use the latest version of Mac OS X for best overall performance and feature set. Further support for the graphic accelerator chipsets listed above is being investigated for a future version of Mac OS X.

That is more or less the full extent of the article, but if you need further clarification on which chips are affected, please use the link below.

Apple support article on using older graphics accelerator cards with OSX
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