G5 ADC video card

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  1. AtmChm macrumors regular

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    I have a 2x2.7 early 2005 G5 that I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro graphics card in with ADC and DVI connectors. The video card has been flaky for a while, so I want to replace it. I'm using an ADC HD Cinema display, so I would like a card that as an ADC connector. What is the "best" card to replace my current card?

    Out of curiosity if I were to get an ADC/DVI converter, would I be better off with a DVI card?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The absolute best ADC card is the ATI x850. They are rather expensive, but nice. They're about the same as the most powerful non-ADC card. If you do go the non-ADC route, don't forget to include the $80 cost of an ADC-DVI adapter.
     
  3. AtmChm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! Is that card significantly better than the x800?

    Yeah, the problem with getting a non-ADC card is then the adapter is an extra expense, so you really don't save anything.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The only difference between the x800 and the x850 is clock speed. The x850 has a slightly higher clock speed. In my opinion, it isn't worth the extra money and trouble to get the x850 over the x800.
     
  5. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    You could overclock the x800 with ATIccelarator.
     
  6. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    ?
    What does that mean?
    ATIccelarator can overclock any pre X1xxx ATI GPU.
     
  7. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    What did i wrote? Yes, right.
     
  8. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Yup, I've got a FireGL X3 flashed as an X800 XT, usually it runs at the stock speed of 452 Mhz, but I've run it for a while stable at about 720 MHz (on the core clock, memory wasn't much more than 500 MHz), it gave it a nice speed boost, shame that any games that might benefit are bottlenecked by my CPU.
     

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