where can I buy a PMG5 (AGP8x) compatible graphics card?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacBoobsPro, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    If the PMG5 is AGP 8X can it use a 2x/4x card?

    Im trying to sell my G5 but no one will take it without a graphics card and I cant find any where that sells a card that is not asking for £1m. :(
  2. keysersoze macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    I'm in the same boat. I've looked on eBay but they are pretty expensive still (100+USD). I need a replacement for my crapped out 5200. :(

    Aside from getting a PCI version of the ATi 9200 from macsales.com, I'm not sure what to do. Maybe someone on here has a dead G5.
  3. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    What options are open to us?

    I dont fully understand graphics cards. If the card that came with it is AGP but the Mac has PCI slots can I use a PCI card?

    My card was an X800XT and they are still going for $400. :eek:
  4. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    I don't know about the PMG5, but in general it depends on two things: your motherboard, and the type of AGP slot. The AGP 3.0 spec is here, look at the tables in section "2.4.2 AGP3.0/AGP2.0 Compatibility":


    Yes, you can. AGP is a more powerful interface but you can use a PCI graphics card in a PCI slot.

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