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MacintoshMaster
Aug 4, 2011, 05:25 PM
Yo,
I would love a new graphics card for my powermac G5 but I don't even know what model I have!

here is some info about it:



Model Name: Power Mac G5
Model Identifier: PowerMac7,3
Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (2.2)
Processor Speed: 1.8 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 2
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 900 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.1.8f7

It has 4 ram slots and a 700GB HD



What type of graphics card would fit this Mac?



SuperJudge
Aug 4, 2011, 06:05 PM
It's simple to figure out what Mac you have. Plug the Model Identifier into Google and cross reference based on the other specs. 15 seconds later, I know that this (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/stats/powermac_g5_1.8_dp_2.html) is your Mac. Your best bet for a video card is either an ATI AGP Radeon X700 or an NVIDIA AGP GeForce 7800GS, but anything that's 8X AGP and Mac Compatible will work. Look on eBay.

MacintoshMaster
Aug 4, 2011, 07:06 PM
It's simple to figure out what Mac you have. Plug the Model Identifier into Google and cross reference based on the other specs. 15 seconds later, I know that this (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/stats/powermac_g5_1.8_dp_2.html) is your Mac. Your best bet for a video card is either an ATI AGP Radeon X700 or an NVIDIA AGP GeForce 7800GS, but anything that's 8X AGP and Mac Compatible will work. Look on eBay.


Thanks!
And would any of these be any better than the one already in?

MacintoshMaster
Aug 4, 2011, 08:06 PM
Will this work:



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mac-ATi-Radeon-9800-XT-256Mb-Video-Card-G4-4x-G5-AGP-/260798951829?pt=UK_Computing_Apple_Mac_Accessories&hash=item3cb8d43195#ht_3459wt_907




http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/APPLE-MAC-NVIDIA-GEFORCE-6800-ULTRA-256MB-AGP-661-3332-/140585233331?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item20bb886bb3#ht_1103wt_1141

666sheep
Aug 5, 2011, 02:45 PM
Will this work:



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mac-ATi-Radeon-9800-XT-256Mb-Video-Card-G4-4x-G5-AGP-/260798951829?pt=UK_Computing_Apple_Mac_Accessories&hash=item3cb8d43195#ht_3459wt_907




http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/APPLE-MAC-NVIDIA-GEFORCE-6800-ULTRA-256MB-AGP-661-3332-/140585233331?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item20bb886bb3#ht_1103wt_1141

Both will work.

First one is flashed from PC version, second one is genuine Mac one.

...but their prices... what a rip off... especially first one :eek:

It's simple to figure out what Mac you have. Plug the Model Identifier into Google and cross reference based on the other specs. 15 seconds later, I know that this (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/stats/powermac_g5_1.8_dp_2.html) is your Mac. Your best bet for a video card is either an ATI AGP Radeon X800 or an NVIDIA AGP GeForce 7800GS, but anything that's 8X AGP and Mac Compatible will work. Look on eBay.

Fixed, if you don't mind :)

SuperJudge
Aug 5, 2011, 02:58 PM
Fixed, if you don't mind :)

Not at all. I had a feeling I might be wrong on that one. :)

csiguy
Aug 5, 2011, 03:43 PM
The ATI X800XT or X850XT (http://www.barefeats.com/radx850.html) Mac Edition would be the best buy to get, if you can find them. I had an X800 in one of my P4 PCs years ago and it was great (at that time).

Here is a 9800 PRO Mac Edition (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ATI-Radeon-9800-PRO-MAC-AGP-128MB-G4-G5-/250860176052?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item3a686e82b4) new oem on eBay for $80 canuck bucks which is an ok deal.

I would personally recommend getting a real Mac Edition when possible, and probably stay away from buying from far east countries like that first link you had.

Cox Orange
Aug 7, 2011, 09:08 AM
http://www.jcsenterprises.com/Japamacs_Page/Blog/4B4B7BA2-7ABB-47F1-87AC-B03D37942BEE.html

(PS: someone told me, that the X800 and 850 are getting hotter and so the fans would be noisier, than the 7800GS, but on the other hand preference options on ATI Mac Cards were said to be better. In Japamacs, linked above, ranking the 7800GS is at the top)