Is this video card compatible

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ih8reno, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    #1
    I have a dual 1.8ghz power mac g5 and was thinking of upgrading the card to a 256mb one. I already installed a 128mb card and am not sure if this will make a major difference. Already I can watch hd 720 from YouTube with the help of a usb n wifi dongle.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/251586283636


    Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #2
    Yes, but that card would be inferior to almost any other card you could put into a G5.
     
  3. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    #3
    Would it be better performing then a 128mb card? Or should I leave it be.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #4
    It would be worse. If you want a 256MB card, get an ATI X800/X850, Radeon 9800XT/9650, or a Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT/Ultra.
     
  5. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    #5
    Ok thanks, unfortunately a bit out of my price range but appreciated!
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #6
    256MB APG cards are the high end to mid-high end for G5's. They do cost a bit, but if you wait and look for them, you can often find one for half of what the 6200 you linked to costs.
     
  7. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

    Joined:
    May 3, 2014
    Location:
    Kentucky
    #7
    I just bought a GE Gorce 6800 Ultra for my G5, and it was a shade under $60 including shipping. Here's the completed listing

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/191222432708?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    IMO, it was a very worthwhile upgrade. To me, one big advantage of this card over its direct competitors like the X800/X850 is that it gives you dual DVI outs as opposed to one ADC and one DVI(although fortunately the adapter isn't too expensive if you want dual DVI out).

    The other downside to the 6800 is that it is a double height card and thus blocks one PCI slot while the X800/X850 are single height. The 6800 is a beast of a card, both in length and in height.

    When I was shopping for video cards, I found that Mac-edition 6800s were a good bit easier to find than Mac edition X800s.
     
  8. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    #8
    Looks great, I'm in Canada and the cheapest I can find shipping here on eBay is $135 unfortunately
     
  9. 666sheep macrumors 68040

    666sheep

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Location:
    Poland
    #9
    Here is one that you can quite easily flash. It's one of top performance cards for G4 and G5.
     

Share This Page