Hackintosh/Osx86: How to Tell If QE/CI (Quartz Extreme and Core Image) Are Active
With OS X there is no direct information that can tells whether its running on accelerated graphics or not. That makes people like me who are running Hackintosh wondering whether the graphic card hardware and driver are functioning properly or not.
How to Test
There are 3 ways to tell whether QE/CI is active or not.
1. Press F12. From the bottom panel drag a widget to the middle screen. If you see a water ripple effects then that means the QE/CI is active. Seems like they change this behavior in Lion that you will no longer see the water ripple effects.
2. Go to the screen saver property page. Choose any screen saver then click test. If you see the screen saver then QE/CI is active.
3. Go to Application – Chess. Try to make a move. If you can then that means QE/CI is active.