GPU for Powermac G4 466

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by edwardk9, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. edwardk9 macrumors member

    edwardk9

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    Is it possible for me to purchase any video card that is mac compat. to put in a "Digital Audio" Powermac?

    I don't want it for gaming (obviously) but would like to have better Quartz Extreme performance.

    Also, if I do upgrade the GPU will I be able to handle tiger's core effects? I am waiting for my Sonnet 1GHz upgrade to arrive.
     
  2. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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  3. edwardk9 thread starter macrumors member

    edwardk9

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    I am using a Samsung Flat screen CRT. Will I be able to use core image? I don't know if that has anything to do with the CPU or just the GPU alone.
     
  4. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    to use core image on gpu hardware (makes things faster and better quality) you need a shader 2.0 compliant card 5200+ or 9600+.

    however only the 9800 is warranted to work in your mac without mods, the 9600 is an option but it's pre modified.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I second this advice. Go with a 9800 Pro or a 9600- they are both very good cards and should boost your Mac's performance.
     

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