ATI Video Cards

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by j3tang, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. j3tang macrumors regular

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    Just recently came upon this and thought maybe other ehmac users would find it helpful. For those of you with Power Macs or Mac Pros, this might be a good deal??

    This was taken from RFD, posted here:
    http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322830

    I'm not too familiar with video cards for the Mac so here goes:

    Trade-Up Program

    ATI's trade-up program allows you to upgrade your existing graphic card, no matter who made it, to the following boards listed below:

    Radeon X1600 PRO 512MB PCI-E (CAD$149.00) --> CAD$229.00 - $80
    Radeon X1600 PRO 512MB AGP (CAD$149.00) --> CAD$229.00 - $80
    Radeon X1900 CrossFire 512MB PCI-E (CAD$369.00) --> CAD$449.00 - $80
    Radeon X1900 GT 256MB PCI Express (CAD$319.00) --> CAD$399.00 - $80
    Radeon X1900 XTX 512MB PCI-E (CAD$369.00) --> CAD$449.00 - $80

    All-in-Wonder X1900 256MB PCI-E (CAD$219.00) --> CAD$299.00 - $80
    All-in-Wonder X800 XT 256MB AGP (CAD$119.00) --> CAD$199.00 - $80
    All-in-Wonder X800 XL 256MB PCI-E (CAD$319.00) --> CAD$399.00 - $80

    Radeon® 9800 Pro Mac® Edition 256MB AGP USD$199.00-$50.00

    http://shop.ati.com/tradeup.asp

    So instead of purchasing a nicer video card for your tower, this might be a better alternative. Cheaper than from Apple too?

    Maybe while we're on the topic, anyone care to explain to me what makes a video card suitable for a Mac? Is any PCI-E card supported? As the above list has the X1900 available which i seem to see a lot about from new mac pro purchases.
     
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    The only card that they have that is guaranteed to work in a Mac is the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Edition. All of the other cards would appear to be for PeeCees only. :eek:
     

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