Whats the best graphic card i can get for my powermac g5

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rph105, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. rph105 macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    wht would be the most powerful graphics card i can get for my g5, and how easy is it to fit?
     
  2. eXan macrumors 601

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    Which G5 do you have? AGP or PCI-e graphics?

    If AGP, I think the top card is Radeon X800 XT, while for PCI-e its Radeon X1900 G5 Edition.
     
  3. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    Ultra 6800

    This seems like a bargain! (no I'm not the seller)

    eBay sale.

    Note, that the guy has placed Apple firmware on a unit produced for the PC, but he's guaranteed it to work.

    Guys back in the day were paying silly silly money for this card. By all accounts, it's noisy too! Release of 6800 Ultra on MacRumours

    Just to remain bias-free, the same seller has the x800XT on sale too.
     
  4. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    lol i dont know what g5 i have, how can i find out???
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

    eXan

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    Umm, perhaps thinking a bit about it would help :rolleyes:

    Probably you can look at the specs of the computer on it's box, or open the "About this Mac" window...

    Sounds obvious to me... or you just dont care
     
  6. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok Sorry, Yh Checked System Profiler, My Graphics Card is AGP, What would be the best card to get hold of then???
     
  7. eXan macrumors 601

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    For AGP - either Radeon X800 XT or GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL

    Be sure to get Mac editions, or they won't work. There's also an option to "flash" a card, but I'm not educated on this topic, so probably somebody else can help you.
     

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