Video Upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Newton63, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Newton63 macrumors newbie

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    I have a PPC G5 Dual 2.0 and need a stouter vid card. Right now I have a GeForce 6600 256 MB but it can't handle X-Plane. Is there a 512 card or am I stuck? Thanks
     
  2. Hrududu macrumors 68000

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    Look for either a Radeon X1900, a GeForce 7800GT, or if you're really lucky, a Quadro FX4500. All of which are much more powerful cards.
     
  3. Newton63 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're saying this will work with the PPC G5 2.0 Dual?

    http://bit.ly/cUWQq9

    Thanks,
     
  4. Newton63 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Except that is only 256-the NVIDIA 6600 I have is a 256 MB. Is there not a 512 Card made to work with OS X? I've found that they have to be for OS X and I don't have the capability or knowledge to flash one.
     
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  6. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a

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    eBay is your friend in this situation. Use it! :)
     
  7. Hrududu macrumors 68000

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    You seem awful set on having 512MB of RAM. Why? RAM isn't always going to make it a better card. For example, the G5 version of the X1900 is almost 20% faster than the 6600 you've got now, and its still 256MB.
     
  8. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    You don't have PC with PCIe or access to one (friends, family etc)? Mac Pro also will do. All knowledge is here and 512MB cards arethere - all under $300 :)
    You'll need PCIe power cable to power the card.
     
  9. Porthos38 macrumors newbie

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  10. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    that's the question. the 2x2GHz cam in 4 generations. but since he has the GeForce 6600 it seems to be the PCIe one. The older 2x2GHz generations were AGP.

    compare and click on full specs: http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-comparison-chart/?compare=all-g3-g4-g5-intel-macs

    a list of usable video cards can be found here: go to the bottom of the page and choose the guide that fits your Mac http://www.jcsenterprises.com/Japamacs_Page/Graphics_Cards.html
     

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