Video Card for G5 dual 2GB

pishtols

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 23, 2005
20
0
Melbourne, Australia
Hello all,
I am considering buying an upgrade for my video card. I am starting to use Final Cut abit more and when i loaded leopard, my graphics seemed to jump (ever so slightly) I currently have a G5 Power Mac Dual 2GB with 3.5GB RAM. I use 2 monitors, the current Video Card is a:
Chipset Model: GeForce FX 5200
Type: Display
Bus: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 64 MB
Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0321
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 2060

any suggestions without blowing my budget too much. brands, type, what to look for etc.

Thanks

Paul
 

solvs

macrumors 603
Jun 25, 2002
5,684
1
LaLaLand, CA
Yeah, you definitely want a video card upgrade. You're probably going to want a Radeon 9800. There's one that comes with 256MB that should work out well for you. They usually sell for around $100 to $200 on eBay. OWC has them on sale, but they're $234.

I was going to sell one from one of my old machines that I'm parting out. Let me know what your price range is. I also have a PCI 9200 and 7000, and some RAM if you're interested in them as well.
 
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pishtols

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 23, 2005
20
0
Melbourne, Australia
Thanks, i am actually in australia, ill keep it in mind, but probably find something closer to home. thanks for the advise and the offer, much appreciated.
 
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disconap

macrumors 68000
Oct 29, 2005
1,800
2
Portland, OR
Just FYI, the Radeon 9600 Pro is cheaper and provides excellent performance (it was the high-end standard for the first gen G5s)...
 
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