G4 QS Video Card & Tiger

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by arkmannj, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. arkmannj macrumors 65832


    Oct 1, 2003
    I'm just wondering what folks out there think about the following:

    I own a PowerMac G4 QuickSilver (2002) Duel Proc. 1.0GHZ
    512MB Ram, GeForce 4 MX 64mb vram.

    I am contemplating purchasing an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb vram
    for $225.00 (us-$)

    what's everyone's thoughts, is it worth the money, will it be an OK system for Tiger and Adobe CS, (and maybe motion for personal use - academic price)
    I know it's no screamer compared to a G5 with a ati X800 but I won't be able to afford a new computer for over a year. Would I be best off to save my money to put towards a new computer in a year, or would it be a worth while upgrade until then. (I wouldn't get rid of the G4, just wouldn't be my primary computer anymore)

    Any help & thoughts would be >greatly< appreciated !!!
    Thanks in advance
  2. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    I would also love to know which video cards are compatible with a G4 Sawtooth AGP to enable it to run Core Image. I looked on the ATI website, but couldn't find compatibility info. Help us out guys! :)
  3. chv400 macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2003
    Houston, TX
    I found this on apples site
    Core Image-capable graphics cards include:

    * ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
    * ATI Radeon 9600 XT, 9800 XT, X800 XT
    * nVidia GeForce FX Go 5200
    * nVidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
    * nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL

    Its says XT but i'm not sure what XT actaully means I'm not sure if the pro cards will do it since those are what are availvble for the quicksilver.


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