I cannot find one specifically labled PC&Mac but i DO see a Mac ATI Radeon 9600 (Blue) that has the red ATI logo on the card above the heatsinkI'd say a 9600XT, but it's ADC+DVI(and requires modification for a G4).
Look for a 9600 PC&Mac-dual DVI(one dual link), and no modification needed for an MDD. I'm not sure about 720P, but this is probably the best you're going to get for $30.
Well, I have no means to flash one. I know someone on here bought one for a cube that it didn't work. does anyone have a PCI mac card? With a PCI card flashing shouldnt be hard as I HAVE a AGP Radeon 9550 i'd like to flashGeforce 6200 might do it. Not sure about 720P, is that more to do with the CPU?
For any given CPU speed, I've found a higher spec GPU improves video playback...that's just me though - I think everyone here disagrees
@MatthewLTL A Radeon 9600 class card will offer great performance for an affordable price.
@Dronecatcher I have noticed a large improvement going from low end cards like the measly Nvidia FX5200 to my ATI 9600 XT or 9800 Pro. The difference between higher end cards like the 9600 XT and 9800 Pro in terms of video playback is very little however.
I see you conveniently left out the comparison of Snow Leopard/Lion
When you read all of those reviews, what I like are their findings that each new version of OSX runs faster than the previous on exactly the same hardware! Guess those days are over!
One other thing I find interesting is that Core Image support is present in all G5 GPUs(as well as most aluminum Powerbooks), but the OS didn't take advantage of it until near the end of their life.
...a 6200 would be much worse or on par with a 12" PowerBook G4 with an external monitor or clamshell-ed.
but for the op's $30 could he get a 6600gt or a radeon 9600/9700/9800?
The 12" powerbook uses a 5200, and in a cube at least there is a huge jump in performance between the 5200 and 6200. The 6200 supports core image as well. There's a thread around here with posts of openmark scores for various video cards, and that also shows a big difference between 5200 and 6200 cards.