I NEED HELP FINDING Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition....

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  1. JJ Joseph macrumors newbie

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    Finally upgrading my g5 to a 30" screen and I can't find a Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition anywhere??

    Anyone know of a place that has some.. ATI website says 33 DAYS!! to ship one. This is a travesty.
     
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  3. JJ Joseph thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the dual 2gig G5 so I need AGP. I can't tell if the card is AGP or not..

    -J
     
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  5. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    The X1900 is not AGP. So it won't do anyone with an AGP system any good.

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  6. JJ Joseph thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My problem is more that they are back ordered all over the US. Most places say 4 weeks, ATI website says about the same. I am getting a new 30" on Friday. So I don't want to wait a month to use my new monitor.

    would I be able to use a generic ATI X800, like here. Isn't the hardware the same?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ATI-RADEON-...ryZ80184QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  7. JJ Joseph thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a X1900 AGP card out there? I heard a rumor that they were going to make a AGP version of this card, I can only fine PCIe online.
     
  8. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    The hardware is actually a little different (the Mac version has an ADC port). The biggest problem, however, is that the firmware is different. You can try flashing the firmware with something that works on a Mac...but you have to know what you're doing.... (And no, there is no AGP X1900.)

    --Eric
     
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  14. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Well...I paid $450 for mine, and that was with $50 off from ATI. Of course, that was when they were first released. Just pretend it's 2005. :)

    Anyway, just put in a low bid, instead of doing "buy it now". Maybe you'll get lucky and nobody else wants it.

    --Eric
     
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    Yes I have, and yes it is.
     
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    Seems like they are backordered everywhere....

    I suggest (as someone else said) looking at GeForce 6800 Ultras or GTs - they might be cheaper, and the difference in performance is not huge.

    Also keep your eye open for the Radeon X850XT Mac Edition - fastest AGP card for the Mac ever officially sold...you might score one on ebay.
     
  17. JJ Joseph thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Funny thing, I think it is only a BUY IT NOW auction, it won't let me put in a bid. I didn't even know you were allowed to do that? Taking advantage of the desperate. I really really want that card... but how bad?? $200 above retail bad?
     

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