Gradphics card to enable a G5 to run 1680 x 1050 monitors

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by hoya87eagle91, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    Have searched this forum and mroogle to find a currently available graphics card for the G5 dual 2.0 to enable it to run twin 1680 x 1050 OR higher resolution monitors. The highy touted ATI X800 apparently doesn't run 1680x 1050...Thanks
  2. macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    Why shouldn't the x800 run 1680x1050?

    Apples 20" Cinema displays use that resolution, hence I'm pretty sure the x800 can run it.
  3. macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    Course it can.

    I had a 9200 Pro 64Mb in a G4 MDD running 1600x1200!!
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    My quicksilver G4 is running 1680x1050 right now.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    The specs on the ATI website don't list that resolution for x800 but... Anyway, i'd just like something new that i can get from a reliable reseler , and i don't need x800. any other suggestions for cards available new today? Thanks
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2009
    Among the starlings
    My G5 is running dual 20" monitors at 1680x1050 right now. Radeon 9650 IIRC.

    Considering Apple was selling 20", 23", and 30" cinema displays when I bought this thing, even the stock video cards from those machines should be able to run a single 20" at 1680x1050, and probably can handle a pair, although it might need to borrow some system memory.
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    It works! - running two mons @ 1680 x 1050 from a Radeon 9600 - a Dell 2005 FPW and an NEC p221W. Thanks for the input everyone
  8. macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    New now? hahahahaa

    Good luck, if you do find a new compatible card you will be paying WAY over the odds for a new card for no point what so ever.

    Find a X1900/X800 or what not off ebay for pennies.
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    T Works after al!

    No need for a new card - It works! Thanks ( I posted that a few days ago)

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