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Friday, September 22, 2000
 
Radeon is Mac OS X-Compatible
8:43 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Yesterday we brought you word that ATI's next-generation Radeon 2D/3D cards were being delayed a short while and should be released in early October in an AGP configuration. The PCI version should follow in 4-6 weeks. On Usenet, the obvious question was asked: did anyone know if the card would work with Apple's just-released Mac OS X Beta. Ken Dyke, formerly of 3dfx and now Apple's main OpenGL man, offered a rapid reply. Here's a clip:

The card should work, although without OS X native drivers you won't
get any 2D or 3D acceleration, although for 2D right now the only thing
you'll really lose that you'd notice a lot is hardware accelerated
window drags, but even without that performance is pretty good.
Sounds like those who ordered new Radeon-based machines should be set. Thanks to Ken for all of his work in the Mac community. Considering the Radeon as an OEM option should be shipping within weeks, and some of the models it ships in have the option of also shipping with the Mac OS X beta, we are suspicious 'native' drivers for the card will be swift to arrive.

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