Best GPU for PowerMac G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by PowerMacFan, Oct 12, 2012.

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    what is the best graphics card i can get for a MDD that will show the full potencial of the transparancy and GUI effects of leopard? Im looking for a card under 100
     
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    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro flashed to mac firmware...
     
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    how about the ATI Radeon 9700pro Mac edition 128 MB DDR SDRAM AGP 8x?
     
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    Isn't a PC ATI X800 flashed to Mac fairly powerful as well?
     
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    yes but is well over $200
     
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    They're like $90 on eBay.
     
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    Seriously? That is the BTO card and is very hard to find.
     
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    i have a PCI GeForce FX5500 and a AGP radeon 9550 what can these be flashed to?

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    bto?
     
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    Built to order. Meaning, they only came on Macs as an optional upgrade.
     
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    will it work in a FW800 MDD?
     
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    I have one on one of my FW800 Powermac G4 dual 1.42 because I was just lucky to snag one of those.

    Your best bet would still be the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro flashed. I am not sure if an x800xt would work on a G4.
     
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    I think a non-Mac one will, but it will have to be taped. Not sure about the taping, but I think it'll work.
     

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