Best Graphics card for quicksilver G4

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  1. iris_failsafe macrumors 6502

    iris_failsafe

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    I have a Quicksilver G4/867. It comes with an AGP 4X slot with an Nvidia Geforce MX2 with 32mb. I work with 3d animation and video therefore I need a better card. I have search both the Nvidia and ATi pages but I am confused as which card is the best card that I could buy that works in my computer (Gef 6800 and XT800 do not)

    Also I would like to know if I can put two graphics card. One AGP + 1 PCI and in addition to that an AJA Kona card.

    Thanks
     
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  3. carlos700 macrumors regular

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    The cards are
    1. ATI RADEON 9800 (Fastest G4 Graphics Card)
    2. ATI RADEON 9700 (Super-Fast, Hard to find)
    3. NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium (Very Fast, Hard to find)
    4. ATI RADEON 9600 PRO (Slowest of the group but Features Dual Link DVI)
     
  4. solvs macrumors 603

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    You can get the new ATI Radeon 9600 for about $200. If you can find the old 9800 for G4s, it's a pretty good card, but more expensive. Would speed up games and 3D stuff though. There are still some 9000s out there that would be good too, but aren't as good as the 9600 (but cheaper). The 9200 PCI card works fine in tandem with any AGP card. Multi-monitor support is great in OS X.
     
  5. iris_failsafe thread starter macrumors 6502

    iris_failsafe

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    I am doing 3d motion graphics and video editing and compositing plus the now and then dvd authoring...
     
  6. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    I have a GeForce 4 Titanium 4600 (128MB) in my QuickSilver/800Mhz running two displays and it is very nice.

    At one point I had a Radeon 7000 PCI in my PCI slot as well, though I use that in a different machine now.
     
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've got one of the converted Radeon 9600s from OtherWorld Computing and found it to be quite good, despite not being an official Quicksilver video card. If you're going for it, I'd be getting the latest 9800.
     
  8. Lucky736 macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a 9800 in my stystem and it is amazing. That said, I think a 9000 would suffice for what your wanting to do. If you'd like a 9000 I have a friend who bought one for his Sawtooth and no longer uses it. Let me know.
     
  9. kelro58 macrumors newbie

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    I may have messed up, but am not sure how yet...

    Reading over your (old) recs for cards for my G4 quicksilver, I bought a ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Mac 256Mb ADC, which I thought would work with my G4, which has the stock 32Mb card now but the connectors on the 9800 card are way too long for the AGP slot in my Mac and the ADC power tab doesn't line up either. Do I need an adapter or do I just get a different card? BY the way, this card is blue and most of the ones I've seen on the web are red.
    Thanks
     

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