video card suggestions?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by gernb, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. gernb macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2002
    I've got a dual 500 G4 that's aging but I'm not ready to part with it.

    So one of the things I want to upgrade is the video card.

    Anyone have recommendations as to what would be a good choice. Not sure if AGP or PCI makes much difference. I don't do gaming, just design and video production.
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Re: video card suggestions?

    Gaming or not, a bette video card is always good.

    First AGP is newer you want to check first if you have it and second what you want it to cost.
  3. gernb thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2002
    I've got an AGP slot. I think it's probably just 2x though since this machine was purchased in the fall of 2000.

    If I have an AGP slot does that definitely mean I don't want to go with a PCI card?

    Cost: less than $200
  4. 8thDegreeSavage macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Never go with PCI over AGP.

    You have an AGP slot you go with an AGP card for your vid card...

    I would suggest a ATi 8500 or 9000 OEM. Those would probley suit you best.
  5. Das macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2003
    Go with the 8500. Faster, cheaper, and...well that's it. Get one off ebay for cheap.

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