Radeon 9000 & Widescreen resolution.

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  1. msjones macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I have just bought a Dual 1GHZ G4 PowerMac from ebay. Is the model with the ATI Radeon 9000 fx card. I will be running it on a 22" Acer monitor which has an analogue native resolution of 1680x1050.

    Will this card in my G4 be able to support this resolution with a DVI-VGA adapter?

    Many thanks,

    Matt
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Does the LCD have DVI input?

    I've done 2056 x 1024 on that video card. :D
     
  3. msjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, it only has the VGA connector. Im really praying that this will be supported with the latest catalyst and drivers from ati.

    mj
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    ATi hasn't made Apple drivers in a long time.
     
  5. msjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmm, sounds like my luck that.

    Well looks like Ill find out on monday if it works or not.

    thanks for the input.
     
  6. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    I don't see why you think you need new drivers. I have a 9000 Pro 64MB and right now I output to two 24" LCDs (1920x1200 each) with no problems. VGA can do 1920x1200 just fine. You won't have a problem running the 22" @ 1680x1050.
     
  7. dabirdwell macrumors 6502

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    Will work perfectly

    That's the exact same resolution as the 20" ACD I've been running with my Radeon 9000 in a Dual 867 G4 for years. It will handle things quite nicely.

    I recently upgraded the card to the 9800 Pro to be ready for Core Animation and some 3D stuff, but I was never displeased with the 9000 at that resolution.
     
  8. msjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats excellent, thanks for all your help.

    I come from a PC background, and with looking at the ATI site I just assumed I would need new drivers to support that resolution. You know how much of a pain in the ar*e it is to get hings working right on a PC.

    Anyway, looking forward to hooking up the G4 now.

    Thanks again!
     
  9. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    ummmm......FYI catalyst drivers are for windblows only :p
     
  10. msjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, the G4 arrived this morning. Got it all setup, installed tiger and now im running on a 22" Widescreen @ 1680x1050. All the panic was for nothing!

    thanks alot for all the feedback!
     
  11. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean for the Radeon 9000, I doubt they've updated them for awhile. But ATI does make drivers for their line of Mac video cards.
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    ATi hasn't offered an update version of its Mac OS X drivers in a long time.

    ATi does cooperate with Apple to make drivers that come with OS X. :rolleyes:
     

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