Power Mac Graphics Card Upgrade?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by drummeramp, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Hey guys,

    I have a Power Mac G4 AGP Machine and was wondering what is the best graphics card that will go into this machine??

    I dont it can but im going to ask... Are there any HD Graphics cards that will work with it??

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    zen.state

    #2
    First off.. any current video card will do HD resolutions. Even the cheapest and crappiest one out there.

    The best card you can put in a G4 AGP (sawtooth) is a Radeon 9800 but it will really put a strain on the stock PSU. They suggest at least a 300 Watt PSU for the 9800 and your mac has a 237 Watt.

    I recommend a Geforce 6200 like I have in the same tower. Uses less power than the 9800 and still supports all the OS X gui features like quartz extreme, core image, core video and core animation.

    You can flash one yourself or buy one on ebay that is already flashed. The pre-flashed cards go for about 70-80.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    #3
    thanks so much for you help zen.state
     

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