Best video card for G5?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Evgenij, May 27, 2009.

  1. Evgenij macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2009
    What is absolutely the BEST and most powerful video card for a Powermac G5 that you could or can buy?
  2. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    I believe on what it is you want to do with it, but I think overall it should be the nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX/GS.
  3. mmulin macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2006
    First of all it depends on your G5 model, supporting anything from PCI/AGP, over PCI-X, to PCIe (latest model). Secondly, would you like to have an ADC or DVI connector for your display? Thirdly, your usage.

    In terms of raw professional power and overkill, it is a NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4500. But this is high budget and only useful if your are into professional rendering and modelling. It is not a gaming card!

    As for powerful every day use, I suggest either the ATI Radeon X800 XT or the GeForce® 7800 GT. Although, recommend the ATI in this case for better drivers and power.

    Please check the specs regarding the connection issues though before jumping on any.

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