ATi X1600-- A Good & Up To Date VCARD For G5?

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    My dad needs a new video card, but he only wants ATi. His current one is an ATi Radeon 9600. Is an X1600 PCX a good Vid Card Upgrade?:apple:
     
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    PCI-X is just an overclocked PCI card, and those machines still had AGP video card slots.

    If it is a PCI-Express machine, I thought those video cards were a little newer and were the Nvidia 6600, 7800, & Quadro cards ... with the ATI 9600/9650/9800/etc. the last of the AGP cards from Apple.

    http://themacelite.wikidot.com/compatibility <- AGP OEM/Flash etc. card matrix
     
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    What kind of G5 PowerMac? The AGP/PCI-X that came with 9600 with only go up to a 9800 if all he wants is ATI. The PCI Express model never came with a 9600, but those can go up to an X1900. There are flashed PC models, but I don't know what would work.

    I have some cards still available if you want one cheap.
     
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    His G5 Has FOUR PCI-X Slots, and ONE AGP Slot, and he wants to use his PCI-X X1600 in his PCI-X Slot. He already purchased one anyways, and it should come today.
     
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    PCI-X is known to be better than AGP and my dad's G5 is a PCI-X/AGP machine, but I'm asking is a X1600 an up-to-date graphics card?
     
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    The X1600 is a decent card for today, but I don't think it would work in that G5...:confused:
    PCI-X and PCI Express are two different things. I don't think PCI-X (eXtreme?) was ever used for graphics cards because it is basically a souped up PCI slot. PCI Express is much faster and is the successor to AGP graphics. Only the last Dual Core G5's came with PCI express. Hope that helps.
     
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    Yeah, PCI-X was supposed to be the next version of a PCI slot, while PCIe is the next version of AGP.
     

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