Best overall graphics card for a PMG5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SuperKerem, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

    SuperKerem

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    #1
    I have a quad G5 with 9GB of RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 6600 graphics card.
    Unfortunately I feel the graphics card is letting down the overall performance!

    I was wondering; what is the best PCI-Express graphics card for the G5 overall? (under $50/£35 used)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Surrat macrumors 6502

    Surrat

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    I recommend the Quadro fx4500 from my experience. The Quadro is also the only G5 quad card that can run two 30" cinema displays. Problem is its expensive.

    The ATI x1900gt G5 Edition is probably very nice too, but never had one, and maybe you can find it cheap.

    You can see how fast various cards are in our OpenMark thread.
     
  3. desantii macrumors 6502

    desantii

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    I'll echo the Quadro...and you can flash a PC one

    the 7800GT is also a good option....
     

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