Graphics Cards for MDD G4

JacaByte

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Hello, I currently have a 1.25 GHz single processor G4 with an Ati Radeon Pro 9000 graphics card, with 128 MB Of VRAM. I also have a Geforce 5500 with 256 MB of VRAM that's currently flashed for PCs. Would it be worth it to reflash the GeForce so I can put it in my MDD G4 or would I be better off leaving it alone with the Radeon? As far as I can tell the GeForce 5500 is a better card.
 

TheUI

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I'm not buying a new graphics card.
Hey, I too have the ATI 9000 Pro, and was curious as too what task you were running which prompted you for more graphical power.

Or is it just because, because...thats what's up too!
 

JacaByte

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As I have said before I'm not buying a new graphics card.

Hey, I too have the ATI 9000 Pro, and was curious as too what task you were running which prompted you for more graphical power.

Or is it just because, because...thats what's up too!
Because I have the Geforce 5500 lying around, taking up space, and the Ati Radeon 9000 Pro is a dinky little card if you ask me. The Geforce has more RAM and a faster clock, so my inspection suggests that the Geforce 5500 is a better card. I was just asking for this forum's opinion on which is better, the 9000 Pro or the Geforce 5500.

Right now it's basically an SSH tie-in for my DD–WRT powered router. But if it would be worth it to stick the Geforce 5500 in it anyway, why not?
 

Lil Chillbil

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As I have said before I'm not buying a new graphics card.


Because I have the Geforce 5500 lying around, taking up space, and the Ati Radeon 9000 Pro is a dinky little card if you ask me. The Geforce has more RAM and a faster clock, so my inspection suggests that the Geforce 5500 is a better card. I was just asking for this forum's opinion on which is better, the 9000 Pro or the Geforce 5500.

Right now it's basically an SSH tie-in for my DD–WRT powered router. But if it would be worth it to stick the Geforce 5500 in it anyway, why not?

glad this has sorted itself out, I am getting my geforce 5500 card today for my g5 can't wait!
 

JacaByte

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I dunno, I think your G5 would be better off with a Geforce 7800 or a X800XT/X850XT. The only reason I'm planning on putting a Geforce 5500 in my MDD G4 is because the Geforce 5500 is sitting around unused, in working condition, and the MDD is the only computer I own that can take AGP graphics cards.
 

velocityg4

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The 5500 should be a moderate improvent. As I recall the 5500 wasn't a huge improvement over the 5200 while the 5600 had a large jump as it used a higher end GPU (nv34 vs nv35).

The Radeon 9000 was the lowest end of that series. I would guess that your 5500 should be about the same as a Radeon 9500.

Don't expect much. Both your cards were lowend models.