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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rabidz7, Jan 7, 2013.
What would be a good video card for my quad powermac G5. I can flash it if there is a rom available.
Geforce 6800 GT
That's an AGP card and won't work in the OP's quad. Also some say that card is less powerful than the ATI X850. The X800/X850 does out preform the 6800 in some things, but not all. Depending on one's need, one should choose the correct card.
What do you want to do? Game? Video rendering? Web surfing?
Try this page. The Geforce would be better for you
Would a 8800 GTX work?
Does a 7800GTX need extra power?
Does any one have a PowerPC rom for a 7800 GTX , 7900 GTX, 8800 GTX or 8900 GTX.
You can find most PowerPC ROMs here - http://themacelite.wikidot.com/wikidownloads2
An Nvidia 8800 GTX is apparently very hard to write a ROM for because it is not an OpenFirmware card. A 7800 GTX on the other is possible to flash.
You might want to check out these benchmarks - http://www.barefeats.com/mutant4.html
Will a 7800 GTX need extra graphics power.
Yes, it draws more than the PCIe slot can supply.
How would I supply this power?
Something like this.
isnt that jest a pcie power cable? Will I need a extrnan power supply?
It gets the power from a socket on the motherboard.
depending on the card you will just need the cable not an external PS..
I don't know if there are cards from that generation that draw more then 150W.
None of those cards will draw more than ~120W.
I didn't realize there was a 6 pin terminal on the logic board!
Do Geforce 480s work flashed?
None that I know of. Your best bet still is a GeForce 7800GTX 512MB.
Does anyone have a rom for a 7800 GTX 512 MB? Or a 7900 GTX?
None of you have a rom for 7800 GTX?
Remember there were only certain 7800's that could even be flashed..
IMHO look for a quadro
Try a Google yourself instead of posting one-sentence replies and actually read one of the many, many other threads, sites about this before coming here with actual questions that haven't already been discussed a dozen times.
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