Replacement Graphics Card for Power Mac G5 (1.6GHz)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by franc1974, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,
    I'm trying to help a friend with a Power Mac G5 (1.6GHz) whose graphics card needs replacing.
    The current card is an ATI Radeon 9800 PRO (256MB).
    The computer is used for photo-editing in Adobe Photoshop along with other everyday stuff.
    The budget is £80 / $120.
    I don't understand about flashing PC cards and I'm the techy one I'm afraid.
    Can anyone recommend a similar or better replacement graphics card within that budget?
    Thanks in advance.

    Photo of current (broken) card:
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  2. macrumors member

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    The 9800 PRO you have is the fastest card that will work in that machine. $120 will not even afford a replacement of the same card. That budget will only afford the significantly weaker 9700.

    What makes you say the card is bad?
     
  3. sysiphus, Jul 7, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011

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    sysiphus

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    Nope. The AGP G5s can also take the Geforce 6800 GT, 6800 Ultra, Radeon X800, and X850. Any of the above are massively better than a 9800, and can also drive larger displays (30" ACDs). It'll cost you ~200USD for one, though (~£125)

    The Radeon 9700 for Mac will only work in a MDD G4, NOT in any G5.

    :)
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Nope. I have one in my 1.6.
     

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