did quad 2.5 g5 macs have pcie

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 68topls, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
    Sorry for asking such a newb question but there is a guy selling a pcie card that I would like to purchase. He said it came out of a quad 2.5 g5 but I thought that the g5s were pcix. any help would be great.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    The early G5s were PCI-X, the later were PCI-e (or PCI-Express). Basically if it was single or 2Xsingle processor, it was PCI-X, if it was dual core or 2Xdual core, it was PCIe.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    Download Mactracker (from macupdate.com, etc) and use it to see what the hardware is on any Mac or model. I have a late 2005 model Power Mac G5, Dual Core 2.0GHz, and it has PCIe slots, so I suspect that quad core model does too. But check Mactracker to make sure.
  4. macrumors 68020


    May 21, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    The quad was the top of the line model of the last G5 Power Mac and yes, it had PCIe.

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