GPU with ADC

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  1. Carl19692 macrumors newbie

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    Hi i have just purchased a G5 2.7ghz it came with a monitor which is ADC somewhere along its life someone has swapped out the GPU for a FX5200.

    Would this of been to keep ADC?

    What, better, card can i swap the fx5200 with and still keep ADC?

    Can i get around the ADC issue without swapping monitors?

    Any advice will be welcome....

    Bought it on a whim so know very little about Mac's :eek:
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I have an ATI Radeon 9600 XT and it is pretty affordable with good performance. Never had a problem with it and it handles Leopard and video work very well! If I recall correctly, the 9600 XT is a better card than the 9600 Pro.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Every any G5 ADC card is better than the lowly GeForce 5200. As stated above, the ATI 9600XT is a good budget card. Make sure you get the one with ADC and not the double DVI ports. For other ADC cards, you can use the ATI 9800 Pro/XT, X800, or X850. Nvidia didn't make any ADC cards for the G5 besides the stock GeForce 5200.
     
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    I'll throw in another vote for the 9600 XT. Threw one in my june 04 G5 and the card is a great little upgrade. Probably the best bang for the buck out there. Some other cards can get really expensive.
     
  6. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    9600 XT for sure. There is a 2004 model and a early 2005 model. Be sure to get the XT which is the 04 that has DVI/ADC. The 05 card has dual DVI.
     
  7. Carl19692 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would you hold out for a 256mb or take a 128mb to start?

    As you can probably guess Mac's are not something i have knowledge of :rolleyes:
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Unless driving the 23" Cinema Display and playing a game on it, the 128MB card is adequate. The ADC 9600 XT only came in 128MB sizes.
     
  9. Carl19692, Aug 7, 2014
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    ATI Radeon X800XT Mac edition (256mb) would this work?

    What sort of price is extortionate?

    Just looked and i have a M8149 display.
     
  10. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, if it is genuine Apple card, not flashed PC card.
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    Mac ATI X800 cards typically go for $80-$150, possibly more.
     
  12. Carl19692 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  13. Intell macrumors P6

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    Good find with that card. They can sometimes be found for a low price like that, but are uncommon at that price range.
     
  14. Carl19692 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Have to be happy when something arrives with only part of the cellophane has been removed.
    Now to fit and fire the beast up :)


    [​IMG]
     
  15. Intell macrumors P6

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    Excellent. Treat that card well and it'll last you for another 7 years at least.
     
  16. Carl19692 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Have to be happy when something arrives with only part of the cellophane has been removed.
    Now to fit and fire the beast up :)


    [​IMG]

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    No idea why i posted that twice....... cannot find the delete button :eek:
     
  17. Intell macrumors P6

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    You're that excited about it to post it twice. There is no way for a poster to remove a post in MacRumors. If you want a post deleted, click the triangular report button next to your post and ask for the post to be deleted.
     
  18. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    That was a good score. Enjoy the most powerful Apple card for AGP G5.
     
  19. JohnnyH1012 macrumors member

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    What a great buy! I am just getting by with my Radeon 9800XT in my Dual 2.5 Power Mac G5. Trying to play a 1080p video fullscreen is an issue, especially surprising, because many older games such as UT2004 run beautifully.

    Well, best of luck! Enjoy your new card!:)
     

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