What would be the best video Card for a Cube ??

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by applecube1993, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. applecube1993 macrumors member

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    Well if I upgrade the video card , what should I get , I want to have atleast 128 Mb or 256. Thanx
     
  2. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    I don't think the video card is even replaceable. If I were you, I might get a refurb/used 24" imac (white or aluminum), as they have swappable video.
     
  3. applecube1993 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well ya they do .. I checked it out and you can upgrade it .. ( you can take the card out if thats what you mean by replace ) haha :confused: , But whatever
     
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    Ok then. If you can find another video card in the same format that is supported by the OS (agp?), go for it.

    EDIT: Confirmed - it is a 2xAGP slot. So an AGP card that is "universal"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Graphics_Port#Compatibility will work. Maybe you could put a 2600xt mobile in there? That would bring you up to speed with the new imacs.
     
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    The best video card you can get for a Cube is a flashed PC GeForce 6200, hands down. It will handle all the latest eye candy in Leopard and runs cool.

    It's a DIY job requiring some work, but worth it for the serious Cube user. Read up on it at the Mac Elite video card flashing forums and wiki - you can also download the appropriate hacked ROM files from there.

    Other flashed options are the Radeon 9700/9800 or GeForce 5200. Note the caveats - this isn't a 5-minute job.

    If you can't/won't do a flashed card, your options are more limited. The GeForce 3 is built specifically for the Cube, about as fast as a GeForce 5200 but doesn't support many features and is both expensive and rare. A good card if you can find one at a reasonable price. Otherwise you are stuck with the other OEM cards - Rage 128 or GeForce 4MX.
     
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