PCI-X Video Cards

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by toomuchstereo, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. toomuchstereo macrumors regular

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    Will the old Powermac G5's with PCI-X be able to use these new PCI-X graphics cards instead of the AGP, or are we stuck with it?
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    No such thing as a PCI-X video card.. PCI-X is NOT the same as PCI express
     
  3. toomuchstereo thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow im retarded, i really want to get a new powermac, but im not too sure about the video card options availible, the only game i really play is WOW.
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    What is your setup now?
     
  5. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Let's see... a 6600 will do a great job.

    A 6800 will do an excellent job.

    A 7800 will distort reality around your PowerMac.
     
  6. toomuchstereo thread starter macrumors regular

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    right now im rockin on a powerbook, with a radeon 9700, i know i will see a boost from that setup, macworld.com says the 7800 GT is supposed to be a BTO option on the new powermac, but the apple site doesn't have it.
     
  7. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    The 7800 will be a BTO for the new Powermac, but is not available yet. You will see a huge performance boost on a G5 compared to your Powerbook, especially if you get the 7800 with it. But the 7800GT will be a $500 BTO option, so you'll pay for it, too.
     
  8. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    it's not out yet. if you have a 9700 you should see a huge boost going to a 6600 (but spend the $50 and get the regular not the LE)
     
  9. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    How is it compared the 6800? I haven't read any of the benchmarks.
     

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