GPU for Powermac G4 466

edwardk9

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Apr 24, 2005
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Is it possible for me to purchase any video card that is mac compat. to put in a "Digital Audio" Powermac?

I don't want it for gaming (obviously) but would like to have better Quartz Extreme performance.

Also, if I do upgrade the GPU will I be able to handle tiger's core effects? I am waiting for my Sonnet 1GHz upgrade to arrive.
 

edwardk9

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Apr 24, 2005
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Georgia
I am using a Samsung Flat screen CRT. Will I be able to use core image? I don't know if that has anything to do with the CPU or just the GPU alone.
 

Mord

macrumors G4
Aug 24, 2003
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to use core image on gpu hardware (makes things faster and better quality) you need a shader 2.0 compliant card 5200+ or 9600+.

however only the 9800 is warranted to work in your mac without mods, the 9600 is an option but it's pre modified.