Fastest graphics card for Pcie G5?

VanneDC

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I haven't been on here for a long while, and was wondering if ever anything came out of the Ati x1900gt /x1950xt vs FX4500 debate?

was there ever a /real/ ATi x1950XT card for the PM g5? or was that just an urban legend?

which card holds the crown for top performance in games?

cheers, I remember back in the day, discussion got quite heated at some stage.. lol.

Hope everyone is well.
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eyoungren

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I have the X1900 XT in my Quad and the FX4500 in my DC.

I've been told both are the best, although I can't really say. I don't do a lot of gaming and the kinds of monitors I have really aren't production quality (perhaps the Cinema Displays).

Anyway, one thing I don't care about the FX4500 - it occupies two slots, while the X1900 XT only takes up one. Consequently, my 2.3DC has one less video card and only serves 4 displays, while my Quad serves 6.
 

MisterKeeks

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Another contender for title of fastest PCIe card might be the 512MB 7800GTX - if you can find it... it last sold for $280.00 on eBay in November.


Not sure how it compares with the Ati card.
 

jmilan0302

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The real fastest card is whatever PCIe GPU has decent opnesource driver support under Linux. But for OS X, it's probably either the X1950XT or the 7800GTX.
 

VanneDC

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hmm. there are different cards then.. the X1900gt (single slot,which i have) which identifies itself as a X1900xt , and then there is the X1950xt (which i just aquired and is a dubble slot card) also id's itself as the X1900XT apperently... trippiy.. might have to run some benchies when i finally get to Sydney to take delivery of my new PM. i know the x1950xt requires drivers to work in tiger, is that the same with the X1900gt? i forget?