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ATI X1900 Driver for PowerMac G5 Late 2005 (PCIe)

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MacX1900G5.dmg (13.75 MB)
MD5: 331ab46521a50074b0a9565523ecaf82
For Mac OS X
This app works with: QEMU

The official driver for all dual-core and "quad-core" PowerMac G5 models for the ATI X1900 GPU. Tiger requires this driver for full utilization of ATI graphics cards. Although not required as much on Leopard, installing this driver will provide the ATI Displays program, which allows you to configure the GPU, so the installation is recommended for both Tiger and Leopard.

Mac OS X needs to be on version 10.4.7 or later.

The driver is archived here to assist those who somehow are prevented from downloading it from ATI/AMD directly, from

The driver also works with a flashed ATI X1950 XT 256MB.

At least with the flashed X1950 XT, if installing on Mac OS X Server Tiger Universal, the card has to be disconnected to be able to boot into the system. After installing the driver, you can connect it back and boot normally.

The flashed X1950 XT is incorrectly reported to have only 128MB of VRAM in Tiger and Server Tiger PowerPC, but all 3 versions of Tiger fully and correctly use all 256MB of VRAM from this card without any issues, as proven in this thread.

Architecture: PPC

Mac OS X 10.4.7 Tiger ~ 10.5.8 Leopard
PCIe PowerMac G5 required. (Late 2005 models.)