Radeon 9200 Mac Edition

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by losmeme, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2004
    Anybody else have experience with this card in a Beige G3 running OS 9.2.2? Mine was DOA, but I really feel it's the drivers causing the problems. Desktop shows up OK, but there is no mouse functionality. Trash all ATI extensions, the card functions but without the advanced features.

    A friend of mine has one also, running 10.3 on a G4 MDD. His supplied OSX drivers function OK, but there seems to be an issue with display artifacts.

    Called ATI twice so far, but got the "non-response" response both times.

    The manual (which I had to download from ATI website) also says under system requirements: "Mac OSX 10.2.8 and 10.3.3 or higher." Wasn't the whole point of this card to support legacy systems such as a G3 running OS9?

    Unless ATI is forthcoming with some answers concerning this cards use in a Beige G3 running OS 9, I couldn't recommend it to anyone with that platform.

    My system is a Beige G3 MiniTower, 333MHz, 768MB ram and a completely fresh install of OS 9.2.2
  2. macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
  3. 7on
    macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    I believe the purpose of the card was actually to get a faster PCI card out for OSX on systems without AGP.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2004
    San Francisco, Terre d'Ange, Bas Lag, Gallifrey
    I think you're right, 7on. It seems to be only $10-20 more then the retail Radeon 7000.

    Although, since more and more programs and games seem to be requiring AGP or better, at this point I wonder how much utility one would get from upgrading? Certainly everything would be faster, but I don't think you could even run many games from a couple years ago.

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