Video Card for G5 dual 2GB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pishtols, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. pishtols macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #1
    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
     
  2. solvs macrumors 603

    solvs

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    LaLaLand, CA
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    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.
     
  3. pishtols thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Location:
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    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.
     
  4. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

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    Portland, OR
    #4
    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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