PowerMac G5 Quad needs new video card - recommendations?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by fourwhitelights, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey, guys -

    I am a professional videographer/editor/motion graphics & visual effects artist. Lately, my late-2005 (purchased in June 2006) Quad-core G5 has just not been up to snuff when it comes to motion graphics in After Effects (as in real-time updating) and Shake. The Quad currently has an nVidia GeForce 6600 PCI-Express card.

    So needless to say, I am in the market for a new video card, preferably with S-Video (or some other video-out, for previewing video on a TV monitor), and looking to spend around $400. I noticed some on MacMall's site at:

    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/search/search~id~222900848~search~PCI Express Video Cards.asp

    but honestly, I don't have the time or the know-how to tell which one I should get. There are so many that are Mac Editions, or non-Mac Editions.

    I just need someone to honestly tell me the best one - again, around $400 and with S-Video out capability.


    Thanks so much in advance - I appreciate your response(s).

    Michael
     
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    Lovesong

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    This should do. $319.

    FF beat me to it.
     
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    Man, thank you both. I saw this but wasn't sure. I'll order it tonight!

    Michael
     
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  6. macrumors 6502

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    Wasn't the 7800GT a BTO option.

    If you've got a spare PC you could buy one used cheap and flash it to Mac.

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