Put a Radeon 9650 in my G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by KingKen1986, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. KingKen1986 macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2012
    I upgraded my 9600 pro 64MB to a 9650 256MB and man what a difference a little bit of video ram makes. I was going to get an x800 but decided not to drop that much money into a video card. I won the 9650 off ebay for 30 bucks shipped. I can play quake 4 full settings and 2x anti aliasing at 1280x1024 with wonderful framerates. What graphics card do you have in your mac and how does it perform?? :D:apple::D
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    Quadro FX 4500
  3. Goftrey macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    Wales, UK
    I'm rocking a GeForce FX5200 w/ 64mb VRAM on my G5, it's a nice little card for anything light and breezy. I get massive slowdowns when trying to do anything heavy however. Like you I am hoping to get myself a 9650 - they seem to be the best bang for buck AGP card for the G5.

    On my PowerBook I have the (awesome) mobility radeon 9700 w/ 128mb VRAM. Awesome card, can do pretty much anything I want on there no problems, was only available on the BTO's I believe?
  4. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2012
    And the DL Powerbooks standard (wish I could find a good/mint condition one dirt cheap/free) .
  5. KingKen1986 thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2012
    Yeah I would go for the 9650, I was skeptical before I bought it but man, even 10.5.8 runs smoother. It's is a good card for the price. Plus you can run the 30 inch cinema display.
  6. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    I a Mac X800 in my G5. Drives my 23" ADC very well. The FX5200 I had in there could drive it as well, but it didn't like games very well.
  7. alexreich macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2011
    My 128MB 9800 Pro can throw down any game I choose. Except Amnesia: The Dark Descent, because there is a graphical issue within the game with 9800 series cards. I can't even start the game due to that issue. I have to force restart (hold the power button) my computer if I start the game because it causes my machine to hang up completely and I cannot return to my Desktop/Finder.
  8. Subish macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2011
    I got the 6800 Ultra and I have no problem with running the game that I play on my G5 which is only warcraft III. Drives on a 22' @ 1680 X 1050

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