ATI Technologies Inc. has posted the
August 2005 ATI RADEON Universal ROM Update for ATI Retail Mac Cards.
As the name implies, this is an update for the firmware on ATI’s line of retail Mac graphics cards, or more specifically:
RADEON Mac Edition (PCI and AGP)
RADEON 7000 Mac Edition
RADEON 8500 Mac Edition
RADEON 9000 Mac Edition
RADEON 9200 Mac Edition
RADEON 9800 Pro Mac Edition
RADEON 9800 Pro Mac Special
RADEON X800 XT Mac Edition
ATI’s graphics hardware is included as OEM equipment on a wide variety of Macintosh models, but this update is specifically intended for retail graphics cards that have been bought for Power Mac systems after their initial sale.
The firmware update features vary far and wide depending on what ATI retail card model you’re updating; a
file posted to the Web site outlines what’s changed. In some cases, bugs have been fixed with Formac and Sony monitors; some cards gain access to advanced controls when paired with ATI’s Displays software and more.