NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT DDL upgrade : PM G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by WalnutSpice, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. WalnutSpice macrumors 6502

    WalnutSpice

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    Today I finally upgraded my crap 5200FX 64MB to a GeForce 6800 GT, and a proper Mac edition too. I know people will say it's just a GPU and won't change much but everything is definitely smoother, better HD video playback and YouTube playback and etc. Also Minecraft went from 15FPS to 40-50FPS. Definitely an incredible upgrade, I'll enjoy using my G5 a lot more now.
     

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  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    A good video card does a lot of little things that make life better. Smoother graphics in the finder alone can make a machine feel faster.
     
  3. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Oh yeah! this was HUGE for me with a DLSD, or heck my Sawtooth with a GeForce Ti
     
  4. WalnutSpice thread starter macrumors 6502

    WalnutSpice

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    Best part is, I found this card for $45 and since I use this computer mostly now to work from home, the company payed for it for me.
     
  5. ifrit05 macrumors regular

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    Saw one on the Bay recently and am watching it. Currently have a 9800XT, but some things do lag quite a bit still.
     

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