GPU for G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rabidz7, Jan 7, 2013.

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    rabidz7

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    What would be a good video card for my quad powermac G5. I can flash it if there is a rom available.
     
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    That's an AGP card and won't work in the OP's quad. Also some say that card is less powerful than the ATI X850. The X800/X850 does out preform the 6800 in some things, but not all. Depending on one's need, one should choose the correct card.
     
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    What do you want to do? Game? Video rendering? Web surfing?
     
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    rabidz7

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    Gaming
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Try this page. The Geforce would be better for you
     
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    rabidz7

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    Would a 8800 GTX work?

    Does a 7800GTX need extra power?
     
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    rabidz7

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    Does any one have a PowerPC rom for a 7800 GTX , 7900 GTX, 8800 GTX or 8900 GTX.
     
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    Yes, it draws more than the PCIe slot can supply.
     
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    rabidz7

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    How would I supply this power?
     
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    rabidz7

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    isnt that jest a pcie power cable? Will I need a extrnan power supply?
     
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    prvt.donut

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    It gets the power from a socket on the motherboard.
     
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    GermanyChris

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    depending on the card you will just need the cable not an external PS..

    I don't know if there are cards from that generation that draw more then 150W.
     
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    None of those cards will draw more than ~120W.

    I didn't realize there was a 6 pin terminal on the logic board!
     
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    Nameci

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    None that I know of. Your best bet still is a GeForce 7800GTX 512MB.
     
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    rabidz7

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    Does anyone have a rom for a 7800 GTX 512 MB? Or a 7900 GTX?
     
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    rabidz7

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    None of you have a rom for 7800 GTX?
     
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    GermanyChris

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    Remember there were only certain 7800's that could even be flashed..

    IMHO look for a quadro
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    Try a Google yourself instead of posting one-sentence replies and actually read one of the many, many other threads, sites about this before coming here with actual questions that haven't already been discussed a dozen times.

    MR is not your personal army ;)
     

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