GeForce 2 32M VS GeForce 4 64M

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by daizhuo, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. daizhuo macrumors newbie

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    Just order a GeForce 4 64M AGP card for my G4 Cube with Sonnet 1.8Ghz CPU, 1G RAM. Anybody knows how much GF4 would help me improve my cube? Thx, guys......
     
  2. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    You will certainly see improvements but not massive ones. The GUI and things like full screen video at higher desktop resolutions will improve but you still won't have Core Image support.

    The best vid card a Cube can take to the best of my knowledge is a Geforce 6200 which would make it the only Core Image capable Cube compatible card. Having hardware support for CI in Leopard is essential because if you don't it uses the CPU to do all the CI rendering which while minimized in that mode is very CPU taxing. I have seen up to a 34% decrease in CPU performance without a Core Image capable GPU.
     
  3. daizhuo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ths for ur replying.
    It's very expensive and hard to find a Mac Geforce 6200.
    Anybody knows how to find one?
    Ths,
     
  4. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    I bought the one I have on ebay in 2009 for approx. 70 shipped. I have seen some still recently. I would post a link but ebay auction urls seem frowned upon here so just go there and search "geforce 6200 mac".

    If you feel up to it and adventurous you could buy a 6200 for PC and flash it.
     
  5. daizhuo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ths again,
    I did search eBay and no result.
    I want to know 6200 need a fan or not.
    And,how to flash a PC 6200?Is it stable for Cube?
     
  6. zen.state macrumors 68020

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  7. daizhuo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow........
    U are a so nice guy! It's so great help from u!
    Thank u very much!
     

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