G5 Graphics Card

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DeepThought42, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. DeepThought42 macrumors newbie

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    I have an old graphics card and want to upgrade. I know hardly anything about graphic cards so I would appreciate any advice. Basically I want to know what are some of the best graphics cards availible for my system. Here are my specs:


    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: Power Mac G5
    Model Identifier: PowerMac11,2
    Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (1.1)
    Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
    Memory: 1.5 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.15 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.2.7f1




    NVIDIA GeForce 6600:

    Chipset Model: GeForce 6600
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    Slot: SLOT-1
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0141
    Revision ID: 0x00a4
    ROM Revision: 2149
    Displays:

    HP L1710:
    Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Rotation: Supported

    Acer P191W:
    Resolution: 1440 x 900 @ 60 Hz
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Rotation: Supported
     
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

    Bennieboy©

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    #2
    if memory serves the best card you can find would be a nvidia 7800GT, ( i think thats the model anyways lol )
     
  3. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    Los Angeles and NorCal
    #3
    you have 4 options:

    1) Ati x1900 G5
    2) Nvidia 7800 GT
    3) Nvidia FX4500
    4) flashed PC 7800 GT/GTX
     
  4. hardhatmac macrumors regular

    hardhatmac

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    Location:
    Utah
    #4
    I might be interested in your 6600 if your willing to let it go.
     
  5. JaguarGod macrumors 6502

    JaguarGod

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    Mar 27, 2010
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    I have a flashed 7800 GTX with 512MB VRAM in my Quad and Dual Core 2.3 and I really like them. The Radeon X1900 is nice also. Have never used the FX 4500, though my system shows the 7800 GTX as the FX 4500.;)
     

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