Best video card for G5?

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

  1. Evgenij macrumors newbie

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

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    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

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    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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