Graphics Cards

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by amholl, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. amholl macrumors 6502

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    I have a PM G4 1GHz with 1GB RAM. Will I get generally better performance in games such as Unreal Tournament 04, WoW, Close Combat, Halo and Max Payne with a Radeon 9600 PRO w/ 64MB than my current GeFroce 4MX? Im not so much looking for more frames as much as being able to bump the quality up without choking my system. Thanks for the help. Also. I am planning on a proc upgrade eventually but I'm assuming a 9600 shouldn't be too much for a 1GHz G4
     
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I would think that the 9600 Pro would be a faster video card for your Power Mac G4. Have you considered an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro if you really want to experience better quality gaming? :)
     
  3. amholl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have considered the 9800, but considering that it is only casual gaming, and i need to save some money to buy an iPod shuffle and a copy of Tiger, I feel like the 9600 is the cheapest card that is core compatible with decent performance, but I just dont know about how good my GeForce 4MX is or how good the 9600 is compared to it. Iw ould consider the 9800 more strongly if the increse from the GF4MX to the R9600 was minimal.
     

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