old G5 video card on newer mac pro?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wkw, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. wkw
    macrumors 6502

    A friend of mine scored a quad 2.66 with a 20" ACD for $900! what a deal. He has 4 monitors he wants to connect. I have an old 64mb video card from a G5 I want to give him if it will work. Will it work in the mac pro?

  2. macrumors 603

  3. Guest


    The graphics card needs to fit in a 16-lane PCI Express slot
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/stats/mac-pro-quad-2.66-specs.html and needs Universal drivers.

    Are you sure the graphics card is from a G5 and not a G4 as searches point to that this card belong in a G4 and is a Nvidia Geforce MX with 64MB.

    Can't you give more information about the card?

    But most probably no.

    Upsy daisy.
  4. macrumors 603

    It looks like a PCI Express card, so it would have to be a G5 card.

    Regardless, it's Open Firmware, not EFI, and can't be used in a Mac Pro, even if there were drivers.
  5. Guest


    Ah, thanks good to know about the difference.
  6. macrumors 68040


    First, it will not work, cause it's an AGP Pro card - GF 5200 Ultra, not PCI-Express = you cannot stick it even to G5 Dual Core - fits only AGP versions of G5.
  7. macrumors 68000


    My advice: sell it on ebay and buy your friend another card. The G4 and G5 AGP cards go for a decent amount since there aren't that many of them floating around these days, outside of flashed cards.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Won't work. AGP and PCI-E are not compatible in any way.

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