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Video Card Upgrade?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gryffinwings, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Hi, I'm just getting into mac computers. I just picked up a Mac G5 to mess around with for $130 and to do photo editing and getting familiar with the apple experience on the cheap.

    The model I picked up was the:


    Specifics on this link:

    So basically I have an AGP slot to work with, not to sure what to use if I went this route.

    But the other route I was thinking may or may not work is using a PCI-X to PCI-E X4 converter and us a low profile video card instead. Here's the link for that:


    What do you guys think?
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    Jethryn Freyman

  3. macrumors regular

    Thanks, I look forward to that, since I don't have my G5 yet, going to waiting for it to get to me in the mail, I have plenty of time to do research. So far I've seen the Nvidia 7800GS AGP 8x card when it's flashed is a good card to get.
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    great card that x800xt, but i wouldent pay that price for it. maybe 40 bucks and flash it yourself.
  5. macrumors member

    A flashed 7800 is the way to go. I picked one up for 129 dollars shipped. Awesome performance. Its a flashed card and you can hear the fan run but you cant beat it for playing some doom 3 and kotor.

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