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video card suggestions?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by gernb, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    I've got a dual 500 G4 that's aging but I'm not ready to part with it.

    So one of the things I want to upgrade is the video card.

    Anyone have recommendations as to what would be a good choice. Not sure if AGP or PCI makes much difference. I don't do gaming, just design and video production.
     
  2. macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

    #2
    Re: video card suggestions?

    Gaming or not, a bette video card is always good.

    First AGP is newer you want to check first if you have it and second what you want it to cost.
     
  3. macrumors regular

    #3
    I've got an AGP slot. I think it's probably just 2x though since this machine was purchased in the fall of 2000.

    If I have an AGP slot does that definitely mean I don't want to go with a PCI card?

    Cost: less than $200
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    #4
    Never go with PCI over AGP.

    You have an AGP slot you go with an AGP card for your vid card...


    I would suggest a ATi 8500 or 9000 OEM. Those would probley suit you best.
     
  5. Das
    macrumors regular

    #5
    Go with the 8500. Faster, cheaper, and...well that's it. Get one off ebay for cheap.
     

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