Best Video Card for Dual 1.25 G4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tj2001, May 27, 2007.

  1. tj2001 macrumors regular

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    I have a MDD Dual 1.25Ghz that I want to put in the best graphics card I can. Any pointers, links, tips, etc will be greatly appreciated.

    TIA
     
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  3. tj2001 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have been scouring eBay I just want a card that is good and others might have had experience with?

    Also I noticed a lot of cards are actually PC, but are converted to be used with Mac?? Is there any excellent Mac native cards?
     
  4. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, but there's no real difference in usage. Mostly it's about what ports the card has (i.e., a PC card isn't going to have an ADC port). There's no point in putting anything higher than a 9800 in a G4, anyway....

    --Eric
     
  5. localghost macrumors regular

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    i'm in the market for a gpu upgrade for my agp-g5 as well, but it's not on top of the list - do you think there will be interesting offerings (price/performance) for agp macs during the next two years or is this gpu-interface dead on the mac-plattform?
     
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I think the ATi Radeon 9800 Pro for AGP 4x / 2x Macs is the best card for the MDD Macs.
    Got one myself when it came out, and it is still going strong!
     
  7. tj2001 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I only have only have one compliant with the 9800 Pro... it's only 128Mbs. I am looking into like the nVidia GeForce 7800 GS 256 cards... I just want complete functionality from it. I know the cards aren't mac native, but if they are utilizing their full 256Mbs and other goodies I'll be happy!
     
  8. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Nope.

    Yep. And not just the Mac platform. (No really good reason except marketing, but there you go....)

    --Eric
     
  9. g3ski macrumors member

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    In a G4 MDD (2x867) I didn't see much difference between a Radeon 9800 and a Radeon 9600 in terms of performance in FCP, games, etc. A Dual 1.25Ghz might be better paired with a Radeon 9800.

    The 9600 doesn't have a fan, noise, and requires less power, while not requiring a molex power connection. It's a bit cheaper too.
     

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