View Full Version : Video upgrade for Powermac G5 PCIe

Apr 6, 2009, 02:57 AM
I recently inherited a dual 2GHz Powermac G5, late 2005, PCI Express slots version, with a GF 6600LE video card installed. Can I use a video card advertised as for the PCIe Mac Pros or not? :confused: If not, are there any options? All I can see on the regular sites, OWC etc, are for PCI X or AGP slots, which I know won't work.
Any advice appreciated:cool:

Apr 6, 2009, 03:18 AM
Your options are:

Coupla different 6600 PCIE cards....don't bother

7800GT..nice solid, fast card. New from WeLove Macs..$780...on Ebay flashed for $150...not a flash it yourself card unless you can solder SM stuff

X1900GT....Another nice card....may be available new somewhere, I haven't looked.Flashed on Ebay for around $150...or buy a PC one from Retek...should be flashable on a PC for $43

7800GTX512....fastest PPC card ever......flashed on Ebay for $350.....not a do-it-yourself card.

Quadro 4500.like $2,000 new if you find one. Or on Ebay around $400...nice but not as fast as the above

Apr 6, 2009, 04:52 PM
Thanks Rominator, for the very useful information. The price tags on the new cards at that store are WAY beyond my budget, so I will have to look for a used or a flashed card. But, being located overseas, buying from e-bay may be more trouble than its worth, Thanks again.:cool: